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 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
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.
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...
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...
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. ...
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
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...
Brooks Kushman Attorney Molly Crandall and Laura Ernst Discuss Marijuana Industry Brand Protection in Law360
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In a recent Law360 article, Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Molly Crandall and Associate Laura Ernst discuss federal trademark law and its affect on the recreational marijuana industry. Conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws have prevented companies from protecting their brands under federal trademark law. However, in the...
Declaratory Judgments - Trademark cases not immune from MedImmune: The potential for increased trademark infringement litigation?
Publication:Small Business Association of MichiganReprinting permission: Originally published in Small Business Association of Michigan, Focus on Small Business, May 2007 Issue.[Read More...]