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Mr. Fishman has over 25 years of experience in trademark law, related licensing and litigation and other disciplines of Intellectual Property law. He has substantial experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, insurance, automotive, packaged foods, contract furniture, publishing, sports, entertainment, building products, certification programs, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, restaurant, medical products, and scientific and laboratory products.
He manages trademark portfolios of varying size, including very large portfolios consisting of thousands of U.S. and foreign trademark records. He has filed and prosecuted thousands of U.S. trademark applications and managed the filing, prosecution and maintenance of countless more foreign applications and registrations in over 200 jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, Mr. Fishman has conducted thousands of availability searches and has substantial experience in managing and conducting worldwide naming projects and intellectual property due diligence. He has counseled and consulted with clients in the areas of trademark protection, enforcement, international brand strategy, brand expansion and licensing to maximize the value of their trademark portfolios. In addition, he has substantial experience managing, administering and conducting worldwide projects involving updating ownership records of large trademark portfolios.
Mr. Fishman has lectured on many topics of trademark law, has been an active member of the International Trademark Association for decades and has served on the Editorial Board of the Trademark Reporter published by such association. He has received numerous recognitions and awards in the trademark field (see below under "Awards; Honors; Distinctions").
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Law School: Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement: With honors
Undergraduate School: Wayne State University. B.S.
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Summa cum laude
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
International Trademark Association
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers Detroit Area Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
Michigan Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Top Lawyers, DBusiness Magazine
At Fishman Stewart, we believe that intellectual property should be managed in the same way companies manage their capital. As strategic advisors to CEOs and senior executives throughout the world, we help maximize the value of "intellectual capital." While all companies have strategies for maximizing and leveraging their use of capital, they may not have a plan for managing intellectual property. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are key elements of a company's business strategy. Managed effectively, they can protect new product lines, increase market share and head off competition. The result is maximized opportunities, reduced risk and lower costs leading to a stronger bottom line.
Fishman Stewart is a leader in IP law and is consistently named to the annual list of the nation's "Best Law Firms" by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report. With more than 30 attorneys, we have developed IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies in every part of the world. Since 1996, we have obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademarks and represented our clients in hundreds of cases in federal court. Our attorneys have been recognized by such organizations as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in America, IP Stars, Leading Lawyers, and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Contact us to find out how your company’s intellectual property can become intellectual capital!