Trademarks are among your company’s most valuable assets. Our trademark attorneys work with our clients to ensure their brands are protected in the markets and regions they serve.

Brooks Kushman is among the top trademark firms in the United States, protecting some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Led by creative, enthusiastic and trustworthy professionals, our trademark team works with you to fully understand, select and protect trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, slogans, tag lines and other branding content with your business objectives in mind. We understand trademarks are critical to marketing and building consumer confidence. We believe in our clients and we show it through the cars we drive, food we eat, office supplies we use, and the clothes we wear that carry our clients’ marks and we conduct ourselves so our clients believe in us. Our trademark attorneys are experts in managing all facets of domestic and international trademark portfolios, including:

  • Strategic counselingWhat are your goals and let's reach them!
  • Availability analysis Can you have it?
  • Filing and examinationLet's get it.
  • Registration, maintenance, and renewal - Let's keep it.
  • Docketing We'll watch the dates.
  • WatchingKeeping an eye out for others.
  • Oppositions and cancellationsBringing and defending.
  • Enforcement and Litigation Protecting your rights.
  • Licensing and sponsorship Growing equity and recognition.
  • Non-traditional marks (e.g., sound, smell, color) Finding value everywhere.
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Domain name strategy and enforcement
  • Internet issues

We are your eyes, ears, voice, tour guide, advocate, defender, and team member. To start, we assist clients in selecting a trademark by advising on availability and registrability. Once a mark is in place, we ensure our clients maintain their rights by formulating policies related to proper use and enforcement. Also, we negotiate licenses that maximize a brand's value and increase our client's bottom-line. Brooks Kushman has extensive experience in trademark licensing, both as a settlement tool and as a brand extension tool to increase profits.

Imposters got you down? Our experts have significant experience in resolving disputes, both in and out of court. Brooks Kushman’s experience includes infringement investigation, cease-and-desist demands, engagement with U.S. and foreign Customs agencies, eBay VeRO takedowns, copyright take-downs, domain name dispute resolution, civil counterfeiting seizures, criminal and administrative seizures and prosecutions (U.S. and foreign), and targeted litigation (U.S. and foreign) as appropriate. Being accused? Brooks Kushman has your back. We are skilled in defending our clients against claims of infringement by others. Each case is unique and is assessed thoroughly before proceeding. 

Brooks Kushman has no borders. We have a network of international associates, selected on the basis of quality and value. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, we work closely with our network of associates to provide a full range of trademark and copyright services

360° Portfolio Access
As part of our commitment to excellent service, Brooks Kushman offers clients access to their trademark portfolios through our web portal. This is a secure, password-protected portal that provides clients access to their trademark and patent portfolios online. Our portal is updated daily and is offered at no additional cost. Clients can view and print status, docket, and maintenance reports for proceedings worldwide.

  • Jennifer Ziegler to Present at the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference
    Thursday, November 08, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DECA, an organization that works to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship, is hosting the Central Region Leadership Conference in Detroit on November 16-18, 2018. Brooks Kushman attorney Jennifer Ziegler will be presenting on trademarks and counterfeit goods at...

  • Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2019 Best Law Firms List; Nine Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer
    Monday, November 05, 2018

    Southfield, Mich.,- Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report list of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers. In Detroit, Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in intellectual property litigation (IP), patent litigation, and patent law. The firm was also recognized...

  • 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...

  • Brooks Kushman Hosts Chinese Delegation in Partnership With Michigan State University
    Friday, September 07, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), hosted a Chinese Delegation for a roundtable discussion on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Southfield, Michigan. The roundtable focused on recent developments with U.S. patent challenges and trade secrets. It was moderated by Brooks Kushman shareholder Kristin L....

  • Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer; Two Attorneys Recognized as Lawyer of the Year
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked in the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers list of Best Lawyers. Brooks Kushman President Mark A. Cantor, and shareholders Frank A. Angileri, David Randall, Elizabeth F. Janda, John S. LeRoy, Thomas A....

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized in the Top Tier of Each IP Rankings Category by Managing IP; Six Shareholders Named “IP Stars”
    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is proud to announce six of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. Brooks Kushman is also the only firm to be recognized in the top tier as “Highly Recommended” for each ranking: Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, and Trademarks. The comprehensive guide...

  • Brooks Kushman Further Expands Trademark Practice with Addition of Erica D. Klein
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Erica D. Klein to the firm’s Southfield office. The move further expands the firm’s leading trademark practice. Klein brings more than 20 years of experience focused on the strategic development, management, and protection of intellectual property assets. Her...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized by Chambers and Partners for Second Consecutive Year
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, is proud to announce the firm’s inclusion in Chambers and Partners guide of 2018 Top intellectual property firms. In addition to the firm’s recognition, Chambers and Partners has also recognized the work of shareholder Frank Angileri, naming him in...

  • 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...

  • Two Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named to INTA Committees
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorneys Hope V. Shovein  and Jennifer K. Ziegler have been chosen to serve two-year terms on International Trademark Association (INTA) committees. Their committees are: Hope Shovein – Impact Studies Committee In this role, Shovein will help coordinate the creation of research projects and studies that support INTA's policy and...

  • Brooks Kushman Ranked In The 2018 Best Law Firms List; Nine Attorneys Ranked As Best Lawyer
    Friday, November 03, 2017

    Southfield, Mich.,- Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report-Best Lawyers list of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers. In Michigan, Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law...

  • Nine Brooks Kushman Attorneys Ranked as 2018 Best Lawyers
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.,- We are proud to announce that nine Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized by there peers as 2018 Best Lawyers in America ®. Those included are: Mark Cantor(President) – IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and Trademark law Frank Angileri(Shareholder; Co-Chair Post-Grant Proceedings) – IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and...

  • Attorney Anna Robinson Helps Launch Pro Bono Trademark Clearinghouse Pilot Program
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- Brooks Kushman associate Anna Robinson has been working for the past four years with the International Trademark Association (INTA) Pro Bono Committee to develop a new program that would benefit the trademark community on a global level. This program, called the Pro Bono Clearinghouse Pilot Program, allows INTA to work as...

  • Hope Shovein Recognized as LMG Rising Star
    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Senior Attorney Hope Shovein has been listed in Legal Media Group’s (LMG) 2017 Rising Star guide as an expert in Trademark Law. The guide focuses on individuals considered to be the best in their respective fields. To be included in the guide,...

  • Tiye Greene Expands Trademark Practice
    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD Mich.—Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Tiye Greene has joined the firm, adding depth to the firm’s trademark practice. Greene will practice out of the firm’s Southfield, MI office, but will collaborate with Brooks Kushman attorneys to create successful strategies for clients throughout the world. In her role, Greene will...

  • Six Shareholders Named “IP Stars” By Managing IP
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is happy to announce six of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. This comprehensive guide lists leading IP firms and lawyers, and covers more than 80 countries. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are President Mark Cantor and Shareholders Frank...

  • Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors In World Trademark Review 1000 Listing
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been recognized as a gold-standard trademark firm for the third 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 in the...

  • Five Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2017 Top Lawyers List
    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Southfield, Mich.–Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been recognized as “2017 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine. The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice. The complete list of Brooks Kushman attorneys honored as “2017 Top Lawyers” follows: Mark...

  • Brooks Kushman Congratulates 7 Attorneys Named as 2017 Best Lawyers In America
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. -Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor, and Shareholders Frank Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John LeRoy, Elizabeth Janda, Thomas Lewry and John Nemazi have been selected for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers across a variety of intellectual property (IP) practice areas, including: Mark Cantor – IP Litigation,...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorney Named Among 2016 “Women in the Law” By Michigan Lawyers Weekly
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Hope Shovein has been named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law.” This award recognizes 30 women in Michigan’s legal community for their commitment to excellence in the practice of law, leadership in the profession, mentoring and dedication to volunteerism...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Elected State Bar IP Section Officers
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. –Brooks Kushman attorneys David C. Berry and Hope Shovein have been elected to serve one-year terms as Chair and Chair-Elect, respectively, of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section. The election took place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the section’s annual meeting at the Grand Hotel on...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce six of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Magazine. This comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers covers more than 80 countries. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are President...

  • 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 Recognized as 2016 Best Law Firm
    Wednesday, November 04, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2016 edition of “U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers” list of Best Law Firms. Brooks Kushman holds a tier one ranking in IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law in Detroit,...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named to INTA Committees
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. –Brooks Kushman attorneys Jennifer K. Ziegler, Hope V. Shovein, Laura E. Schwartz, David C. Berry and Anna K. Heinl have been chosen to serve two-year terms on International Trademark Association (INTA) committees. Their committees are: Jennifer Ziegler – UNREAL Campaign Committee (Educational campaign educating teens on the dangers of counterfeits.) Hope...

  • Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. -Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor, and Shareholders Frank Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John LeRoy and Elizabeth Janda have been selected for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers across a variety of intellectual property (IP) practice areas,...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Named “Woman in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Shareholder Elizabeth “Libby” Janda has been named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law.” This award recognizes 30 women in Michigan’s legal community for their commitment to excellence in the practice of law, leadership in the profession, mentoring and...

  • Brooks Kushman Hosts Women in IP Global Networking Event
    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, Michigan’s largest intellectual property (IP) law firm, will host the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) 2015 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event for the Detroit region. This is the fourth year that Brooks Kushman will host the event, which will take place May 21 from 6-9 p.m. at MEX...

  • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing IP
    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce five of the firm’s shareholders have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. This comprehensive guide to leading intellectual property (IP) firms and lawyers covers more than 80 countries. Brooks Kushman attorneys recognized as IP Stars by the publication are...

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Receives WLAM Regional Leadership Award
    Monday, April 20, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Shareholder Kristin Murphy received the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan’s (WLAM) Regional Leadership Award. WLAM will present the award during its 97th Annual Meeting on April 24, 2015 at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. The Regional Leadership Award recognizes...

  • Brooks Kushman Hosts Michigan's First Event to Help Girl Scouts Earn IP Patch
    Monday, March 23, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman hosted an event on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Michigan Troop to earn their IP Patch. During the event, held at the Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Regional Center, Girl Scouts heard from six Brooks Kushman attorneys on the IP tools...

  • 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 Announces New Chair of Trademark Practice
    Monday, January 05, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Shareholder Elizabeth (Libby) Janda has recently been appointed to serve as the new Chair of the firm’s trademark practice. Janda has more than 30 years of experience as a trademark practitioner and specialist with Brooks Kushman. She has been instrumental in developing the firm’s trademark practice...

  • Brooks Kushman Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2014 “Best Law Firm”; Five Shareholders Named as “Best Lawyers”
    Monday, November 03, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, Brooks Kushman, is proud to announce their inclusion in the 2015 edition of “U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers`” list of Best Law Firms. Brooks Kushman holds a national tier one ranking in patent and IP litigation, patent law...

  • Brooks Kushman Continues Growth with Addition of a New Chemical Associate
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome Alena Vackova as its newest associate. Her expertise in patent prosecution and patent searching will benefit Brooks Kushman and its clients. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Vackova assisted in all aspects of patent prosecution with the United States Patent and Trademark...

  • Brooks Kushman Adds Three Associates
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, welcomes three new attorneys to the firm. David Coppiellie, Laura Ernst and Richard Leach will each join the firm as associates. Mr. Coppiellie is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in...

  • Brooks Kushman Announces Addition of Senior Attorney
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Building upon the firm`s expertise, Brooks Kushman, P.C. has hired Gary Donohue as a Senior Attorney. Donohue brings a wealth of expertise to better serve Brooks Kushman`s clients in the automotive and financial industries. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Donohue oversaw all aspects pertaining to trademarks, copyrights and...

  • 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...

  • Brooks Kushman Continues to Expand IP Depth with the Addition of Two Attorneys
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman P.C. is again expanding its intellectual property (IP) expertise with the addition of two new attorneys. Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Timothy B. Clise and Jennifer K. Ziegler have joined the firm as Senior Attorneys. The addition of Clise and Ziegler extends a...

  • Four Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as “2014 Top Lawyers”
    Tuesday, November 05, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Recognized as leading Detroit lawyers, four Brooks Kushman attorneys were named to Dbusiness magazine`s “2014 Top Lawyers” list. Firm President Mark A. Cantor, Shareholder John M. Halan, Shareholder Kristin L. Murphy, and Associate Brian C. Doughty were all named to the Metro Detroit list. “Kristin, John, Brian and...

  • Brooks Kushman Announces Four New Attorneys; Further Expands Medical Device and Trademark Practice Groups
    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Building upon the firm`s expertise and diversity, Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm – has hired Kristin L. Murphy, Linda D. Mettes, Rachel A. Smith and Dorne J. McKinnon-Rybicki, adding more than 60 years of combined legal experience at...

  • Hope Shovein Elected Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan
    Monday, October 07, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, MI - Brooks Kushman attorney Hope Shovein has been elected chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan for the 2013-2014 term. The Young Lawyers Section provides education and information about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, a website, public service programs and a newsletter. Founded...

  • Four Brooks Kushman Shareholders Named 2013 Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
    Wednesday, September 04, 2013

    Firm also recognized as a “highly recommended” Michigan IP law firm SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Four Brooks Kushman P.C. Shareholders have been honored as Michigan IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Firm President Mark A. Cantor and shareholders Frank A. Angileri, Elizabeth F. Janda and Robert C.J. Tuttle were named...

  • Brooks Kushman's Cantor and Angileri Recognized as 2014 “Best Lawyers in America”
    Friday, August 16, 2013

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman`s Mark Cantor, president, and Frank Angileri, shareholder, were recently selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Cantor and Angileri are named in the practice areas of litigation – intellectual property (IP), litigation – patent, patent law and trademark law. According...

  • Brooks Kushman Publishes Sixth Edition of Intellectual Property Primer Covering the Latest Changes in the IP Landscape
    Tuesday, August 06, 2013

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Intellectual property (IP) has changed more in the last 10 years than ever before. To provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of current IP law, Brooks Kushman P.C. has issued the Sixth Edition of its IP Primer. The guide is written to help those who...

  • Brooks Kushman to Host Women in IP Law Networking Event at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Local event is part of AIPLA`s nationwide women in IP law networking event spanning 31 cities  SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman P.C., the largest IP firm in Michigan, is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association`s (AIPLA)...

  • Sparschu Contributes Chapter for Book on New Trademark and Copyright Protection Issues
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Brooks Kushman trademark head and shareholder, Mark S. Sparschu, authored the book chapter, "New Trademark and Copyright Protection Issues Impacting IP Attorneys and Brand Holder Clients" for the Inside the Minds book, "Intellectual Property Law 2012:  Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year."  Sparschu highlights the...

  • Brooks Kushman Win Makes LexisNexis' Top 10 Trademark Victories
    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    LexisNexisThe Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff at LexisNexis, have ranked Brooks Kushman's win on behalf of client, Double L, Inc., number two on the "Top 10 Trademark Cases for the Month of January 2012."  The lawsuit was Lucky's Detroit, LLC v. Double L, Inc., Case No. 09-14622, U.S. District Court...

  • 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...

  • Brooks Kushman Hires Scharf as Senior Attorney; Further Diversifies Trademark Practice
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 23, 2011 – Brooks Kushman – a leading intellectual property (IP) and commercial law firm – recently hired Stephen L. Scharf as a senior attorney based at the firm`s Southfield, Mich. headquarters. The announcement was made by Mark Cantor, president of the firm. In his new role,...

  • Head of Trademarks at Brooks Kushman Weighs in on Slogan “Imported from Detroit”
    Monday, March 21, 2011

    “Lawsuit to Test Chrysler`s Claim to ‘Imported from Detroit`”Crain`s Detroit BusinessMarch 21, 2011 – Brooks Kushman shareholder and head of trademarks, Mark Sparschu was quoted in the recent Crain`s Detroit Business article where Chrysler Group LLC is suing Moda Group LLC for trademark infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, unjust enrichment and other claims for using...

  • Sparschu Authors Book Chapter on Recent Trends in Trademark Protection
    Thursday, February 03, 2011

    Brooks Kushman trademark head and shareholder, Mark S. Sparschu, authored the book chapter, "Developing Effective Trademark Strategies in a New Litigation Environment" for the Inside the Minds book, "Recent Trends in Trademark Protection."  Sparschu highlights the following areas in the book chapter: Notable Trademark Fraud Litigation Best Sources for Updating Trademark...

  • Brooks Kushman Hires IP Experts M. Sparschu and T. Quinlan.
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

        Brooks Kushman P.C. announced today that Mark S. Sparschu and Timothy J. Quinlan have joined the law firm. Bringing more than 35 years of combined legal experience, Sparschu and Quinlan will further strengthen and expand Brooks Kushman`s trademark and litigation departments. The announcement was made by Brooks Kushman President...

  • Brooks Kushman Hires Industry Veteran Daniel Stock, Enhances Corporate Transactions Expertise
    Thursday, February 01, 2007

         Brooks Kushman announced today that Daniel M. Stock, former in-house counsel at Ford Motor Co., has recently joined the law firm. The announcement was made by Ernie L. Brooks, president and founding partner.     Stock – who has practiced intellectual property (IP) law for nearly 35 years – has significant experience...

  • International Trademark Association Committee Appointment
    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    Hope Shovein has been appointed to the International Trademark Association's Legislation and Regulation Committee as a member of the U.S. Legislation Subcommittee.

  • International Trademark Association Committee Appointment
    Monday, October 10, 2005

    Anessa Kramer has been appointed to the International Trademark Association's Legislation and Regulation Committee as a member of the Model State Trademark Bill subcommittee. Anessa also serves as a member of the Project Team in charge of planning the INTA Annual Meeting 2007, and served on the 2003-2005 Meetings Committee...

  • Brooks Kushman's Anessa Kramer to Moderate Discussion at 2004 INTA Annual Conference
    Thursday, April 22, 2004

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich - Brooks Kushman PC is pleased to announce that Anessa Kramer will be moderating a discussion during this year's International Trademark Association (INTA) conference in Atlanta, May 1-5.The title of Kramer's Table Talk session is "Business Transactions and Due Diligence: How Much Disclosure is Really Enough?". It will...

    • Preview: Supreme Court 2018 Intellectual Property Docket
      Wednesday, December 05, 2018

      Although the U.S. Supreme Court historically has heard relatively few intellectual property cases, it has shown a heightened interest in recent years by granting certiorari in multiple cases each term. This trend continues in the current October 2018 term. The Court has granted certiorari in cases involving patents, copyrights, and...

    • Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act’s Prohibition of Registration of Disparaging Trademarks
      Tuesday, June 20, 2017

      Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293 (U.S. June 19, 2017) The U.S. Supreme Court has held that a portion of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §1052(a), is unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free speech. The decision was unanimous, although the justices differed on their...

    • First Amendment Challenge to Lanham Act’s Bar
      Thursday, October 13, 2016

      On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case involving the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), which bars the federal registration of disparaging trademarks.  The provision has been the source of controversy due to two high-profile lawsuits, involving a...

    • B&B Hardware – District Courts Consider Impact on Both Trademark and Patent Litigation
      Tuesday, December 01, 2015

      In B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries, the Supreme Court held that, under some circumstances, determinations by the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board could have preclusive effect in subsequent federal court litigation involving the identical issue. The possibility of a preclusive effect raises strategic concerns in both trademark and patent...

      • Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Discusses Hashtag Trademarks in Michigan Lawyers Weekly
        Monday, February 15, 2016

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Hope Shovein was featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s February 5, 2016 article, “Intellectual property law is hashing things out.”The article discusses whether hashtags can be protected as trademarks, as well as how companies can ensure they are not infringing on competitor trademarks when...

      • Shake Shack Seeks Patent on use of Metro Detroit Chicken Shack’s Name
        Tuesday, June 09, 2015

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman President Mark Cantor was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ June 6, 2015 article, “Shake Shack seeks patent on use of metro Detroit Chicken Shack’s name.” In the article, Cantor discusses a trademark recently filed by Shake Shack with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the...

      • Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America ®
        Wednesday, August 20, 2014

        Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that President Mark A. Cantor, and Shareholders Frank A. Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John S. LeRoy and Elizabeth F. Janda have all been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2015. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers across a...

      • Brooks Kushman, four attorneys named ‘IP Stars' by Managing IP
        Tuesday, May 27, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is one of the few firms in Michigan that have been named a “Highly Recommended” intellectual property law firm by Managing Intellectual Property. This list is a comprehensive guide to leading IP firms and lawyers, covering more than 80...

      • Four Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List; Ten Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars
        Friday, September 06, 2013

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce that several of the firm`s attorneys have been named to the 2013 Super Lawyers list for their work in the intellectual property arena. The annual Super Lawyers listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained...

      • Brooks Kushman Listed as Top 10 IP Firm According to the Fortune 250
        Friday, December 10, 2004

        IP Law & Business magazine lists Brooks Kushman as one of the top 10 IP firms according to the Fortune 250 in the Who Protects IP America survey. The survey mentions Brooks Kushman five times in the annual review of IP counsel. Review the results at : IP Law and...

      • Doing It Their Way
        Thursday, May 01, 2003

        Publication:Managing Intellectual PropertyMaria Angileri and her client Don Aiken, Ford Motor Co., are featured in this May 2003 Managing Intellectual Property article exploring the different ways four major corporate trademark chiefs work with their external counterparts."We`re co-captains of a team that is made up of in-house and external lawyers and...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli To Serve As Panelist At 2018 ACC Corporate Counsel University
            Monday, June 11, 2018

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli will serve as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Corporate Counsel University in Philadelphia, PA. Brooks Kushman is also a sponsor of the event, and attorneys Kristin L. Murphy, Rachel Smith and Todd Dishman will also be attending. Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on...

          • Brooks Kushman Attorneys Present at All About STEM! in Partnership With the INTA Unreal Campaign
            Wednesday, April 18, 2018

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Midwest Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invited families of the Metro Detroit community to participate in All About STEM!, an event hosted at the Detroit Public Library that focused on promoting activities and information surrounding science, technology, engineering, arts, and math....

          • Brooks Kushman President to Speak at the Managing Intellectual Property Trademark Roadshow in Los Angeles
            Thursday, March 08, 2018

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Managing Intellectual Property is hosting the second annual Global Trademark Roadshow in multiple cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, where Brooks Kushman president Mark Cantor will be speaking. Shareholder Ben Stasa will also be moderating a panel. At each city location, panels will be led by experts...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Speak at the Managing Intellectual Property Trademark Roadshow in New York
            Monday, March 05, 2018

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Managing Intellectual Property is hosting the second annual Global Trademark Roadshow in multiple cities across the United States, including New York, where Brooks Kushman shareholder Kristin L. Murphy will be speaking. At each city location, panels will be led by experts in the industry, and there will be an...

          • Brooks Kushman Attorneys to Present at State Bar of Michigan IP Law Section: Basic Trademark & Patent Practice for Lawyers and Paralegals
            Thursday, September 07, 2017

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Intellectual Property Section, in partnership with the Institute of Continued Legal Education, is hosting a seminar for lawyers and paralegals to teach the core basics of IP law practice. The panels, composed of experienced Michigan patent and trademark attorneys, will offer opportunities to...

          • Libby Janda at USPTO Intellectual Property Road Show
            Monday, July 10, 2017

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Libby Janda will be a participant on a panel discussing brand protection and anti-counterfeiting involving intellectual property at the China Intellectual Property Road Show in Detroit, MI. The conference will be held on July 10, 2017 at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholders Participate in IP Management Essentials Bootcamp
            Monday, May 16, 2016

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholders Robyn Lederman and Erin Bowles will participate in a panel discussions during Intellectual Property Resources (IPR)’s Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2016 Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday, May 30, 2016. Lederman will discuss market protection through trademarks, trade dress and design patents in a breakout session focused on...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Participate in Trademark Panel
            Tuesday, November 03, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Robyn Lederman will participate in a panel discussion on trademark clearance hosted by Corsearch and Masco on November 4, 2015 in Taylor, Michigan. Lederman will join two panelists to discuss best practices for conducting trademark clearance searches in the modern era of information overload. The...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Will Moderate Panel at Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle Conference
            Tuesday, October 20, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Robyn Lederman will moderate a panel discussion on trademark licensing during World Trademark Review’s Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle conference in New York City on October 29, 2015. Lederman will join three panelists to discuss the many issues that must be addressed when entering into...

          • Entrepreneur Law Seminar at Automation Alley
            Tuesday, October 13, 2015

            Troy, MI – Brooks Kushman attorneys Timothy B. Clise, Thomas Lewry, and Hope Shovein along with Clark Hill attorneys Ellen E. Hoeppner and James R. Waggoner, will present at an Automation Alley Entrepreneur Law Seminar on October 29, 2015. The seminar will provide an overview of common legal issues entrepreneurs...

          • Brooks Kushman Associate to Discuss IP Protection for Artists at “Protecting Your Practice”
            Wednesday, August 26, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Associate Anna Heinl will present during Creative Many Michigan’s “Protecting Your Practice” event at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts in Detroit on August 27, 2015. Heinl will speak to Kresge Artist Fellows during the event, which will provide artists in the program legal and financial...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Serve as Panelist at ACC Corporate Counsel University
            Thursday, May 14, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman, Shareholder Marc Lorelli, will serve as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Corporate Counsel University on May 19, 2015 in Dallas, TX. Brooks Kushman is also one of the firm sponsors for the event. Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on identifying common issues in...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy to present at Detroit Entrepreneur Week Small Business Legal Academy
            Sunday, February 08, 2015

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy will present during Detroit Entrepreneur Week’s Small Business Legal Academy on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Murphy will serve on a panel with some of Detroit’s leading legal professionals committed to advancing the revitalization of the city and region by providing ideas...

          • 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 Associate to Discuss Intellectual Property Ownership in University of Michigan Webinar Series
            Monday, August 04, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Associate Anna Heinl will share her insights on intellectual property (IP) ownership during an educational webinar hosted by the University of Michigan School of Engineering`s Center for Entrepreneurship on August 7, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. Heinl will join participants in the fourth session of a Google...

          • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Serve as Panelist at ACC Corporate Counsel University
            Wednesday, May 28, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman, Shareholder Marc Lorelli, will serve as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Corporate Counsel University on June 3, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Brooks Kushman is also one of the firm sponsors for the event.Lorelli’s panel, “Protecting Your Client’s IP,” will focus on...

          • Brooks Kushman Associate Discusses IP law at the University of Michigan
            Friday, April 11, 2014

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Associate, Christopher Smith, discussed a variety of topics related to intellectual property (IP) law at a presentation to the University of Michigan`s - Michigan Materials Society on April 11, 2014. Smith`s presentation covered a wide range of topics, including different types of patents, the patent application...

          • Brooks Kushman Hosts Intellectual Property Panel at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
            Monday, November 11, 2013

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – To help start-up companies understand the importance and value of intellectual property (IP), Brooks Kushman attorneys, Mark Cantor, president and Frank Angileri, shareholder will participate in the IP Panel at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which the firm is also sponsoring. Cantor and Angileri are slated to participate...

          • Brooks Kushman's Tong Discusses Intellectual Property Law at Los Angeles Paralegal Association's 37th Annual October Conference
            Monday, October 14, 2013

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Roland Tong, Senior Attorney at Brooks Kushman P.C., will discuss “Intellectual Property Law Fundamentals” at the Los Angeles Paralegal Association`s (LAPA) 37th Annual October Conference. Tong will speak from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. In his presentation, Tong will...

          • Brooks Kushman's Lewry Co-presents IP Webinar for U of M's College of Engineering
            Friday, June 14, 2013

            Trademark, copyright and patents lecture available on-demand now SOUTHFIELD, Mich., –, Brooks Kushman's Thomas Lewry, shareholder, recently co-presented a high-level online intellectual property (IP) lecture with Mohammed Islam, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan (U of M). The webinar, titled “IP: Trademark, Copyright & Patents,” is now...

          • Brooks Kushman's Sparschu Discusses Trademark Enforcement Strategies at State Bar of Michigan`s Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar
            Monday, March 11, 2013

            SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder and trademark practice leader, Mark Sparschu, will discuss “Trademark Enforcement Strategies to Protect Brands in an Ever-Challenging Environment” at the State Bar of Michigan`s 2013 Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar. Sparschu will present on March 25 from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the...

          • Legal Issues for Michigan Professional Engineers Seminar
            Thursday, July 20, 2006

            On August 10th, 2006, John Halan and Marc Malooley gave a presentation to a group of engineers at the Legal Issues for Michigan Professional Engineers seminar in Ann Arbor, MI. The presentation focused on intellectual property rights for the professional engineer. Topics included protecting copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.

          • Trademark and Trade Dress Fundamentals
            Wednesday, January 25, 2006

            Venue:On behalf of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association to members of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

          • Intellectual Property Breakout Session
            Saturday, May 01, 2004

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          • Madrid Protocol: What Trademark Owners and Practitioners Should Know
            Wednesday, October 01, 2003

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            • When Business Meets IP: Six Strategies for Mitigating Risk of IP
              Monday, April 30, 2018

              In many businesses, intellectual property assets, including patents, copyrights, trademark, and trade secrets, represent critical assets essential to success in the marketplace. Protecting IP assets often requires careful planning and oversight. Missteps can result in the loss of rights or, in some instances, liability for infringing the IP rights of...

            • 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...