Chanille`s practice focuses on trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent litigation, unfair competition, and appeals in a wide range of industries such as automotive, banking, construction machinery, consumer products, e-commerce and insurance. She also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United... see more >
Chanille`s experience includes all aspects of intellectual property litigation from the inception of a case through trial, including motion practice, discovery, depositions, and settlement negotiations. Chanille has extensive experience in briefing and/or arguing motions for dismissal, summary judgment, discovery, Daubert exclusion, preliminary and permanent injunctions, contempt and sanctions. Chanille`s experience also includes trademark counseling, clearance, protection, enforcement, and the management of the domestic and foreign trademark portfolios of Fortune 500 companies.
Chanille has litigated cases across the country and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also been admitted pro hac vice in U.S. District Courts in California, Illinois and New Hampshire.
Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Chanille served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. There she researched and drafted bench memoranda, orders and opinions in various practice areas including trademark, trade dress and patent infringement, products liability, and commercial law.
Chanille previously worked as a staff attorney for UAW Chrysler Legal Services, where she litigated civil cases in bench and jury trials. Early in her career, Chanille also worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid and Defender Association (Civil and Criminal Divisions). During those years, she handled all aspects of litigation in civil and criminal cases, including bench and jury trials, all aspects of motion practice and discovery, settlement and plea agreements, and general legal counseling.
Chanille is also a member of the firm`s Diversity Committee. < see less
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J.D., Wayne State University Law School
B.A., Michigan State University
INNOVATION VENTURES, LLC d/b/a LIVING ESSENTIALS, v. N.V.E., INC. – Jury Trial (E.D. Michigan 2016): Trial counsel for plaintiff in trademark infringement action involving plaintiff’s 5 hour ENERGY shot. The jury found that defendant N.V.E. infringed plaintiff’s trademark by its sale of a competing product named “6 Hour Power.” The jury awarded $10.6 million in damages. Jury also awarded an additional $11.5 million for disgorgement of profits N.V.E. made on the infringing products, which is subject to further review. The jury also fully rejected the claims brought by N.V.E. which included a $60 million false advertising claim.
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Georgia
Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Southfield, Mich. – VerdictSearch has issued their "Top 100 Verdicts of 2016" and the trademark infringement lawsuit litigated by Brooks Kushman, Innovation Ventures LLC v. N.V.E., Inc. involving the popular 5-hour ENERGY® shot, was listed as one of the top verdicts. The firm secured a $22,136,992 verdict on behalf of...
SOUTHFIELD, MI – A team of Brooks Kushman trial attorneys secured a multi-million-dollar jury verdict for trademark infringement in favor of Innovation Ventures LLC, the makers of 5-hour Energy® shots, against N.V.E., Inc. of New Jersey. The verdict included an award of $10.6 million in damages for N.V.E.’s manufacture and...
Brooks Kushman Appoints Shareholder Chanille Carswell as 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Chanille Carswell has been selected to represent Brooks Kushman as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2015 class of Fellows. This landmark program identifies, trains and focuses on the development of the industry’s next generation of professional leaders. The LCLD Fellows Program offers participants virtual and...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property and technology law firm – recently promoted five attorneys, Maria F. Angileri, Chanille Carswell, Michael D. Cushion, Linda D. Mettes, and Kristin L. Murphy to Shareholders as the firm continues to grow. “Maria, Chanille, Michael, Linda, and Kristin all...
Brooks Kushman Attorney Chanille Carswell will Present at a Seminar for ArtServe Michigan's Lawyers for Creative Ecomony
Southfield, Mich - Chanille Carswell, a trademark attorney at Intellectual Property law firm Brooks Kushman, will be one of the members presenting at a seminar on Thursday, December 6, on intellectual property law and issues for leading Michigan statewide arts and cultural advocacy organization ArtServe Michigan. The seminar will be part of...
LexisNexisThe Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff at LexisNexis, have ranked Brooks Kushman's win on behalf of client, Double L, Inc., number two on the "Top 10 Trademark Cases for the Month of January 2012." The lawsuit was Lucky's Detroit, LLC v. Double L, Inc., Case No. 09-14622, U.S. District Court...
Southfield, Mich., February 15, 2012 – Michigan intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. successfully protected the “LUCKY`S” trademarks owned and registered by client Double L Inc., which operates five restaurants throughout Michigan under its “LUCKY`S” trademarks, in litigation brought by Lucky`s Detroit, LLC, over use of the “LUCKY`S” brand...
Several attorneys selected by global intellectual property association for 2012-2013 term Southfield, Mich., January 3, 2012 – Michigan intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce several attorneys have been named to International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the upcoming 2012-2013 term. This recognition by one of the most influential intellectual...
Oakland County Legal News On Thursday, April 30th, Brooks Kushman hosted its inaugural "Women Helping Women" networking event at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Ferndale to aid the endeavors of two local charities: Jackets for Job and Simon House. The event not only supported women-owned businesses (it was held at a...
Co-Author, “Retail ambiance – is it protectable?” Trademark World, January 2009
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Law and Issues for Arts and Cultural Advocacy Organizations,” Art Serve Michigan’s Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) seminar, December 2012
Presenter, Art Serve Michigan’s Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) Seminar, December 2012