Elizabeth F. Janda

Co-Chair Trademarks

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Libby Janda serves as the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s trademark practice, and has over 30 years of experience in intellectual property law. She manages substantial trademark portfolios both domestically and internationally, and works closely with a network of vetted international contacts that the firm has developed over the past decades.  Libby handles trademark matters in a variety of industries, including the automotive field; restaurants and food products; advertising and marketing businesses; insurance enterprises; mortgage companies, banks and credit unions; and consumer products and services.  She keeps her focus on her clients’ business goals and marketing strategies.

Libby's work encompasses selecting and clearing trademarks, prosecuting trademark applications, representing clients in trademark opposition and cancellation matters, drafting and negotiating licenses and other agreements relating to the use of trademarks and copyrights, and policing the unauthorized use or infringement of clients' rights.  She further provides litigation support and consulting on trademark issues and matters.

In addition, Libby assists advertising clients in the review of proper rules and regulations for specific types of product advertising, couponing and sampling.   She brainstorms with clients to maintain the broadest possible protection within the realities of that client`s marketplace, taking full account of business goals in shaping an appropriate legal strategy.


Organizations and Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

International Trademark Association (INTA), U.S. Subcommittee of the Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee

Board of Trustees, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan


“Leading Lawyers,” Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2014-2019

“World Trademark Review 1000 Recommended Individual,” Intellectual Asset Management, 2015-2022

Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law, Best Lawyers, 2016, 2018, 2020

Best Lawyers in America, 2015 – 2022

“IP Star,” Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 – 2022

“Women in the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2015

“Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2015

Press Releases

    Media Coverage

    Featured, “Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America,” 2015 Best Lawyers, August 2014

    Featured, “Four Attorneys Named IP Stars’ by Managing IP,” Managing Intellectual Property, May 2014


    Panelist, “China Intellectual Property Road Show: Detroit,” USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs, July 2017


    J.D., Loyola University of Chicago

    B.A., Bucknell University