Brooks Kushman represents several European companies that seek intellectual property protection and want to enforce or defend their brand or technology in the United States. Our Europe practice group works with those companies directly and their local counsel throughout France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Eastern European nations to share insights on all aspects of United States intellectual property, including the development of patent and trademark portfolios, IP due diligence, post-grant proceedings, intellectual property litigation, licensing and open source compliance.

Thanks to our robust industry experience and technical expertise, we are well suited to represent overseas clients in many business sectors and stages of development. Our location in America’s Midwest allows us to work with such clients at a fraction of the cost than coastal firms.

We counsel start-ups and established companies in an array of fields, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Agri-Chemical
  • Automotive
  • Chemical Processing
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Technology
  • Consumer Products 
  • Life Sciences
  • Plastics and Coating
  • Plant Processing
  • Telecommunications

Our Europe Team has extensive experience in working with European companies and an understanding of European regional and national cultures and business practices. Our attorneys regularly visit Europe to host seminars and offer presentations on recent topics and issues in the United States.

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Featured in Detroit Legal News
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder William G. Abbatt is featured in Detroit Legal News’ July 8, 2016 article entitled “Ripple Effect: British Ex-Pat Attorney Looks at Impact of ‘Brexit’ on IP laws.” The article discusses the potential fallout from the United Kingdom’s recent decision to separate from the European Union,...