Brooks Kushman’s Shovein Honored as “Up & Coming Lawyer”

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Third consecutive Brooks Kushman attorney honored for professional accomplishments

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 10, 2010 – As a result of her leadership, professional accomplishments and involvement in industry organizations, Brooks Kushman PC`s Hope V. Shovein has been named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Shovein`s appointment marks the third successive year that a Brooks Kushman attorney has been honored by the legal newspaper as an “Up & Coming Lawyer.”

“We`re proud of Hope`s recent honor,” said Mark A. Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “Hope is truly passionate about the legal profession and it shows through her exemplary client work, as well as her dedication and leadership within a number of organizations.”

The 2010 class includes 20 up-and-coming lawyers who have been in practice fewer than 10 years and have distinguished themselves in the practice of law. Shovein was honored for her work in trademark law, particularly in the area of trademarks on the Internet and social media, as well as her active involvement in numerous professional and community organizations.

“It`s a great honor to be recognized among so many talented professionals by Michigan Lawyers Weekly," said Shovein. “I`ve grown so much in my first six years as an attorney and am looking forward to the coming years. It`s an exciting time in trademark law with the growth of the Internet and social media sites, and I`m eager to evolve with this developing area of intellectual property (IP) law.”

Shovein`s interest in trademarks began while in the trademark department of a major automotive company. Currently, Shovein specializes in helping clients enforce their rights in any medium, including the unauthorized use of trademarks in website content, online ads, keyword advertising, spam and auction sites.

She has successfully represented clients in arbitration proceedings under ICANN`s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy to recover infringing domain names. Shovein is also active in trademark litigation, prosecution and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Shovein is an active member in the State Bar of Michigan, serving as an Executive Council Member of the Young Lawyers Section, was recently appointed to the International Trademark Association`s Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee, and she is also a member of the ABA (American Bar Association) Young Lawyers Division, ABA`s Section of IP Law – Special Committee on Trademarks and the Internet, and the Michigan IP Law Association. Also active in her local community, Shovein participates in various organizations, including the National MS Society, Habitat for Humanity and Michigan Humane Society.

Shovein earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Founded in 1983 by five IP attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with offices across the nation. Since its inception, the firm has grown to more than 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts six U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications. Brooks Kushman is: a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; a “Best at Client Focus” firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 100, according to IP Law & Business. For more information, visit brookslaw.wpengine.com.