The article titled, “The Six Signs of an Accomplished Leader” is the second installment of a series presenting key takeaways from interviews with predominant leaders in the trademark industry. This article specifically discusses six key characteristics that an inspiring leader must possess.
In one section, Lederman discusses how it’s important to let others take the floor. “Law firm and department leaders can guide and offer support but should essentially get out of the way, so that talented people can effectively lead and manage their domain,” she notes. “I place a premium on creating a collaborative environment for our trademark team of attorneys and paralegals,” Lederman continues. “I am not a fan of hierarchies and appreciate the unique skills and perspectives that each team member brings to the table. When individuals feel recognized for their contributions, it has a tremendous impact on work product and client relationships, and ultimately results in new business.”
Lederman, Co-Chair of Trademarks at Brooks Kushman, has 25 years of trademark experience. She works closely with in-house counsel and entrepreneurs to create international brand strategies necessary to achieve marketing and business goals. Lederman began her practice at a large New York law firm in commercial litigation, followed by several years at a technology firm overseas, both of which give her a unique perspective on global trademark strategies and consulting. Her clients range in size, industry, and technologies. She routinely handles the gamut of trademark issues, including availability assessments, registration, enforcement, domain name recovery, and brand protection.
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About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.
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 www.BrooksKushman.com.