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Robyn S. Lederman

Co-Chair Trademarks

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With more than 25 years of experience practicing in the area of trademark law, Robyn Lederman specializes in global branding strategy, trademark and domain name counseling, clearance, protection and enforcement for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  Robyn works extensively with company legal, marketing and business...

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With more than 25 years of experience practicing in the area of trademark law, Robyn Lederman specializes in global branding strategy, trademark and domain name counseling, clearance, protection and enforcement for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  Robyn works extensively with company legal, marketing and business development groups to devise cost-effective strategies to achieve marketing goals. She works with her clients on issues involving anti-counterfeiting, copyright, domain name recovery, IP due diligence, licensing, trade dress and unfair competition.  She represents clients in varied industries including agricultural, automotive, bio-tech, consumer products, cosmetics, entertainment, financial services, high-tech and homeland security.

Along with managing U.S. trademark portfolios for her clients, Robyn has significant experience in obtaining trademark protection for her clients worldwide.  Prior to Brooks Kushman, Robyn worked for more than seven years at a law firm in Israel as a trademark attorney and maintains her professional relationships in what has become known as “the start-up nation” by visiting clients and colleagues each year to keep them apprised of IP developments in the U.S.

Robyn takes a special interest in connecting and creating partnerships between Israeli clients with Michigan universities, investors, and economic development organizations. She enjoys working with companies based in Israel that are expanding into the United States. Robyn is also on the Board of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a non-profit, member organization whose mission is to promote business and investment opportunities between Michigan and Israel

Outside of Brooks Kushman, Robyn is very active in the community, educating young companies and start-ups on the practical impact of trademark law. She served for years as a mentor for Bizdom, a Detroit based business accelerator, where she often presented on how to effectively select names and build brand identity. Robyn is a Hamilton junkie who loves to brag about Detroit’s revival. She is in awe of Sheryl Sandberg, and continues to provide strong support for her alma mater, with all three children attending Michigan State University at the same time – Go Green!

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Education

J.D., Benjamin N. Cordozo School of Law

B.A., Michigan State University

State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Section

State Bar of New York

International Trademark Association (INTA), U.S. Parallel Imports Subcommittee

Founding Member & Executive Board Member, Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB)

Board Member, Jewish Family Services

Board Member, Hillel of Metro Detroit

Past Board Member, Jewish Education Division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Past Fetter Fellow, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Board Trustee, Jordan`s Partnership for a Cure to Fight Crohns & Colitis

“World Trademark Review 1000 Recommended individual,” Intellectual Asset Management, 2015-2016

“Leader in the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2014

“Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2013, 2016

“The Comeback Award,” Presented by ePrize to Recognize Return of Detroit Talent to Michigan

  • Five Brooks Kushman Shareholders Recognized As Trademark Leaders, Firm Earns Gold Honor In World Trademark Review 1000 Listing
    Monday, February 04, 2019

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been recognized as a gold-standard trademark firm for the fifth consecutive year by Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual World Trademark Review 1000. Of the Michigan firms listed in the directory, Brooks Kushman is once again the only firm listed as a gold-standard trademark firm. The guide recognizes the world’s top...

  • Robyn Lederman Appointed Co-Chair of Trademark Practice
    Monday, October 01, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Shareholder Robyn Lederman has been appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the firm’s Trademark practice. Lederman joined Brooks Kushman in 2002 and has been instrumental in growing and developing the firm’s global footprint and expertise in trademark law. “We expect great things from Robyn as she moves...

  • Five Brooks Kushman Shareholders Recognized as Trademark Leaders, Firm Earns Gold Honor in World Trademark Review 1000 Listing
    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has once again been recognized as a gold-standard trademark firm for the fourth consecutive year by Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual World Trademark Review 1000, a guide that recognizes the world’s top trademark law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Of the Michigan firms listed...

  • Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors In World Trademark Review 1000 Listing
    Monday, January 25, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been recognized as a gold-standard trademark firm for the second year by Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual World Trademark Review 1000, a guide that recognizes the world’s top trademark law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. Of the Michigan firms listed in the directory,...

  • Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors in World Trademark Review 1000 Listing
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is now listed in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual World Trademark Review 1000, a guide that recognizes the world’s top trademark law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. The 2015 IAM World Trademark Review 1000 issue marks the first time...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Overseas IP Protection
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Robyn S. Lederman will serve on a panel discussing ‘Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights as You Expand Into Global Markets` during the International Trade Administration`s Discover Global Markets Forum in Detroit on Sept. 9. Lederman`s presentation will cover risks and precautions in name selection and...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorney Robyn Lederman Volunteers for MentorJet Program
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman, Senior Trademark Attorney, Robyn S. Lederman will serve as a volunteer mentor to local law students during the National Association of Women Judges` MentorJet program on June 18 at Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Michigan. MentorJet is a “speed mentoring” program for law students to network...

  • Brooks Kushman's Lederman Honored as a 2014 “Leader in the Law”
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney, Robyn S. Lederman, has been named a 2014 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Lederman, one of only seven women named to this year`s list, will be recognized along with 30 other honorees at the 2014 Leaders in the Law award...

  • Robyn Lederman Elected Vice President of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Robyn S. Lederman was recently confirmed for an additional term as vice president of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB), a non-profit, member organization whose mission is to promote business and investment opportunities between Michigan and Israel. In this role, Robyn facilitates connections...

  • Twelve Brooks Kushman Attorneys Selected as DBusiness “Top Lawyers” for 2013
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Southfield, Mich., October 16, 2012 – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce that 12 of the firm`s attorneys have been recognized as “2013 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine. The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice....

  • 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 Announces Lederman's Return as Trademark Attorney
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Robyn Lederman`s Global Expertise Boosts Firm`s Growing Practice Southfield, Mich., September 21, 2011 – Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce it is expanding its trademark practice with the addition of Robyn Lederman in the firm`s Southfield, Michigan headquarters.  Lederman returns to the growing intellectual property law firm where she previously...

    • Protecting Your Trademarks in the Global Marketplace
      Monday, September 11, 2017

      In today’s global economy, businesses must have a strategy for protecting their trademarks both domestically and internationally.  In this webinar, Brooks Kushman shareholders Robyn Lederman and Kristin Murphy provide practical guidance on best practices for managing a comprehensive trademark portfolio within the confines of any budget. Panelists discussed prioritizing ‘must do’ ‘should...

    • Creating Internal Open Source Compliance Strategies
      Wednesday, June 14, 2017

      Open Source Software (OSS) elements are ubiquitous in software today, but few companies have a robust policy for managing OSS in their supply chain. If you sell products that include embedded or application software, attention to legal obligations associated with OSS should be given to the purchasing, development, and sales...

      Author, “United States Patent and Trademark Office pilot program takes flight,” Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, September 2012

      Author, “Parody and the Trademark Dilution Revision Act: Are U.S. Courts Chewing, Charring and Wiping Away the Rights of Famous Trademark Owners,” INTA Bulletin, October 2009

      Author, “Use Snooze You Lose,” Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2007

      Author, “The Role of U.S. Design Patents for the Diamond Industry,” www.keyguide.net, March 2005

      Author, “Make Your Mark in Israel: Registering Your Trademark,” www.technolawgy.com, February 2002

      Speaker, “Basic Trademark and Patent Practice for Lawyers and Paralegals,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Section, October 2017

      Panel Speaker, “Additional Market Protection through Trademarks, Trade Dress and Design Patents,” Intellectual Property Resources’ Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference, May 2016

      Panel Speaker, “Trademark Clearance,” Corsearch and Masco, November 2015

      Moderator, “Trademark Licensing Panel”, World Trademark Review’s Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle, October 2015

      Panel Speaker, “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights as you Expand into Global Markets,” International Trade Administration’s Discover Global Markets Forum, September 2014

      Presenter, “12 Intellectual Property Mistakes & How to Avoid Them,” Brooks Kushman Lunch & Learn, November 2013

      Speaker, “Choice Tips for Trademark Selection, Protection and Enforcement,” Oxford Press book launch event, July 2012

      Speaker, “Basics of Patent and Trademark Protection,” Bizdom U, October 2010

      Speaker, “2007 Update: Five Recent U.S. Trademark Cases In 30 Minutes and Other Tidbits,” Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting, October 2007

      Speaker, “Trademark Rights: Clearance, Use and Registration,” American Business Women’s Association, June 2005

      Speaker, “Trademark Rights: Clearance, Use and Registration,” Women Lawyers’ Association of Michigan, May 2004