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Elizabeth F. Janda

Co-Chair Trademarks

Michigan

(248) 226-2724

  • Overview
  • Background
  • Featured Content
  • Insights

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Financial Solutions & IT Services
  • Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
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.  

Education

J.D., Loyola University of Chicago

B.A., Bucknell University

Organizations & 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

Recognitions

“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 – 2023

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

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

“Top Lawyer,” DBusiness Magazine, 2015

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Financial Solutions & IT Services
  • Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Presentations

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

Insights

Press Releases

Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized In Best Lawyers

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Seven Brooks Kushman Shareholders Recognized As Trademark Leaders; Firm Recognized In World Trademark Review 1000 Listing

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Four Brooks Kushman Shareholders Recognized As Trademark Leaders, Firm Earns Gold Honor In World Trademark Review 1000 Listing

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A Heartfelt Tribute to Brooks Kushman Attorney George Mosher, Jr.

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Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked As 2020 Best Lawyer; Two Attorneys Recognized As 2020 Lawyer Of The Year

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Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer; Two Attorneys Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

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Brooks Kushman Recognized by Chambers and Partners for Second Consecutive Year

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Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2018 Best Law Firms List; Nine Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer

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Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked as 2018 Best Lawyers

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Presentations

Libby Janda at USPTO Intellectual Property Road Show

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Client Alerts

Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act’s Prohibition of Registration of Disparaging Trademarks

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Six Shareholders Named “IP Stars” By Managing IP

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Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors In World Trademark Review 1000 Listing

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Five Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Top Lawyers List

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Brooks Kushman Ranked in the 2017 Best Law Firms List; Eight Attorneys Ranked as Best Lawyers

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Client Alerts

First Amendment Challenge to Lanham Act’s Bar

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Brooks Kushman Congratulates 7 Attorneys Named as 2017 Best Lawyers In America

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Brooks Kushman partners with Girl Scouts to Promote Diversity in STEM Education

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Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP

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Brooks Kushman Hosts Workshop For Girl Scouts To Earn IP Patch At USPTO Detroit Office

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Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America

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Brooks Kushman Shareholder Named “Woman in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

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Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP

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Blog

In Rare Trademark Decision, Supreme Court Rules That “Tacking” Is A Jury Issue

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Brooks Kushman Announces New Chair of Trademark Practice

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New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owners

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Brooks Kushman Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2014 “Best Law Firm”; Five Shareholders Named as “Best Lawyers”

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Media Coverage

Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America ®

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Brooks Kushman, four attorneys named ‘IP Stars’ by Managing IP

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Brooks Kushman, four attorneys named ‘IP Stars’ by Managing IP

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Four Brooks Kushman Shareholders Named 2013 Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

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Women Helping Women

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