Molly Mack Crandall

Co-Chair Trademarks

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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, 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.

Organizations and Affiliations

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)

Recognitions

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

Client Alerts

    Media Coverage

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

    Publications

    Co-Author, “Trademark Law Leaves Legal Marijuana Sellers High and Dry,” Law360, August 2014

    Author, Declaratory Judgments – Trademark cases not immune from MedImmune: The potential for increased trademark infringement litigation? Trademark World, November 2008

    Author, Protecting the Crown Jewels: Intangible Company Assets – Trademark Protection, Small Business Association of Michigan, September 2007

    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

    Practice Area and Industries