Press Releases | 11/28/2017

Two Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named to INTA Committees

Team Contact: Hope Shovein , Jennifer Ziegler


SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman attorneys Hope V. Shovein  and Jennifer K. Ziegler have been chosen to serve two-year terms on International Trademark Association (INTA) committees.

Their committees are:

Hope Shovein – Impact Studies Committee

  • In this role, Shovein will help coordinate the creation of research projects and studies that support INTA’s policy and communications activities. As a committee member, Shovein will also liaise with committees in the Advocacy, Communications, and Resources Groups to assess needs for such studies and will work with internal or external resources to conduct or commission the study. Finally, the committee will advise on the publication and communication of the study.

Jennifer Ziegler – UNREAL Campaign Committee, second term

  • In this role, Ziegler will work with INTA’s public awareness initiative to educate teenagers (ages 14-18) about the importance of trademarks, intellectual property, and the dangers of counterfeit products. During her last appointment to the committee, Ziegler helped run student engagement sessions in both Michigan and Florida.

“Having our attorneys once again selected to serve on INTA committees shows the respect that they have earned among the leaders of the international IP community, and is a testament to the excellence born out of Brooks Kushman,” said Elizabeth Janda, Chair of Brooks Kushman’s Trademark Group. “These committees influence the protection, development and respect for trademarks, brands and related intellectual property around the world, and we are proud of our attorneys who will be shaping and supporting those efforts.”

INTA is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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