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Molly Mack Crandall

Shareholder

Michigan OfficeP (248) 226-2728

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Molly Crandall focuses her practice in the area of trademark law. She counsels clients, ranging from one person start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters to help them develop and protect their brands. As part of her brand protection practice,... see more >

Molly Crandall focuses her practice in the area of trademark law. She counsels clients, ranging from one person start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters to help them develop and protect their brands. As part of her brand protection practice, she represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She negotiates and prepares intellectual property-related agreements, such as license agreements, co-existence and settlement agreements, and confidentiality, non-disclosure, and trade secret agreements. In addition to handling all facets of U.S. trademarks, she works directly with foreign attorneys worldwide in protecting the brands of her clients internationally. She also handles Internet domain disputes in the U.S. and abroad.

Molly also has several years of general civil litigation experience as an attorney, which gives her valuable perspectives in counseling her clients. She also worked in the trademark licensing business for a large corporate trademark licensing company where her work included licensing, agreement compliance, trademark enforcement, including U.S. Customs/border goods importation matters, and matters related to brand protection in advertising and marketing.

Molly is involved in the International Trademark Association (INTA), and is serving her second term on the INTA Model State Trademark Bill Subcommittee. She has published articles relating to trademark issues and has spoken to groups on trademark law, including to law students pursuing careers in intellectual property. Molly is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Publications & Presentations
Declaratory Judgments - Trademark cases not immune from MedImmune: The potential for increased trademark infringement litigation?, Trademark World, November, 2008

Protecting the Crown Jewels: Intangible Company Assets - Trademark Protection, Small Business Association of Michigan, September 01, 2007 < see less

Education

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, with honors

Assistant Editor and Senior Articles Editor, The Wayne Law Review

Fred B. Rothman Award Recipient (legal research and writing), Wayne State University Law School

B.A., Western Michigan University

State Bar of Michigan

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

International Trademark Association (INTA), Model State Trademark Bill Subcommittee Member

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)

“Rising Star,”Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2011.

  • Brooks Kushman Congratulates Six New Shareholders
    Sunday, January 04, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Erin Bowles, Molly Crandall, Brian Doughty, John Rondini, Christopher Smith, and Martin Sultanahave all been promoted to Shareholders of the firm. Erin Bowles focuses her practice on domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Her practice also includes patentability investigations, infringement and right-to-use analysis and IP transactions and...

  • Brooks Kushman Trademark Attorneys Appointed to International Trademark Association Committees
    Tuesday, January 03, 2012

    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...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Honored by Michigan Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property
    Monday, November 07, 2011

    Southfield, Mich., November 7, 2011 – Michigan intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce several attorneys have been recognized by the 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers.  Five intellectual property attorneys at the Southfield-based firm were named to the Michigan Super Lawyers listing for the second straight year. ...

  • Women Helping Women
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    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...

  • Brooks Kushman Stomps on Multiple Sclerosis: Honored by Multiple Sclerosis Society for Fundraising Efforts
    Monday, November 24, 2008

    A team from Brooks Kushman P.C., a leading intellectual property and technology law firm, recently received a Silver Award for fundraising efforts on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Michigan Chapter, during the organization`s 2008 Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon. The team raised nearly $7,000, which will help...