Amy C. Leshan

Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret Litigation & Trademark Enforcement/Anti-counterfeiting

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Amy's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters focused on enforcing intellectual property rights inside and outside of the courtroom.

Amy works with clients to develop and implement IP enforcement strategies, online and offline, to fit their needs. These strategies could be as simple as sending cease and desist letters or reporting infringing activity to online marketplaces, Internet Service Providers, and payment processors. When clients need a larger scale approach, she works with them to set up streamlined technical solutions incorporating artificial intelligence and automated procedures.

Amy also has experience with Trademark Trial and Appeal Board matters, clearance searches and opinions, and prosecuting trademark applications.

On the criminal enforcement side of her practice, she has developed a network of contacts and works closely with federal agencies and law enforcement groups to develop cases against criminal offenders. She has also set up programs to strategically register IP with US Customs and Customs offices around the world to stop counterfeit goods from crossing international borders.

Throughout her career, she has successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide, as well as administrative proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Her litigation practice focuses primarily on the discovery and eDiscovery aspects of IP litigation.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Amy worked in the intellectual property department of a major automotive company, where she learned first-hand about client expectations. This in-house legal experience enables Amy to anticipate internal corporate issues and look at issues from the in-house attorney’s and corporate employee’s perspective.

Organizations and Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2021 Fellow


“Rising Star,” Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2008, 2013 – 2016

Media Coverage

Featured, “Ten Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars,” 2013 Rising Stars List, September 2013


Co-Author, “A Practical Guide To Anti-Counterfeiting Resources In The United States,” World Trademark Review, May 2021


Co-Presenter, “Product Identification Training,” U.S. Customs & Border Protection, December 2019


J.D., Wayne State University

B.A., Anthropology, University of Michigan-Dearborn