Elizabeth Erickson focuses her practice on trademarks, brand management, licensing agreements, and counseling clients on infringement issues. Her interdisciplinary background allows her to build relationships and connect with inventors and entrepreneurs to craft strategic and effective strategies to protect their intellectual property rights.
Her clients have included startups to Fortune 100 companies. She is passionate about pursuing a comprehensive intellectual property strategy centered around her clients’ needs, both domestically and abroad. From advising on intellectual property rights to policing intellectual property and fighting infringement, she enjoys helping clients achieve success and protect their rights.
At Michigan State University College of Law, Elizabeth was a two-time President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and a member of the Moot Court Trial Advocacy Board. She participated in moot court and trial teams, including one focused on intellectual property, where she argued before a federal court judge. She served as an Intern with the Michigan Department of Attorney General, as a Litigation Extern with the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, and as a Law Clerk with the 54-A District Court.
Before law school Elizabeth worked in the lobbying industry, which provided her with valuable insight into governmental activities, business development strategy, and client relationship management, As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, she served as Vice President of the MSU Hearing Board, a student panel that reviews student code of conduct violations, and as Chair of the Michigan State Model United Nations.
Civic, Cultural, and Community Activities
- Friends of Animals for Metro Detroit, volunteer
- Capuchin Soup Kitchen, volunteer
- State Bar of Michigan
- Intellectual Property and Young Lawyers Sections
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Detroit Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association—Eastern District of Michigan
- Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
- National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
- Co-Author, “Brand Owners’ Delight! The Restoration of the Presumption of Irreparable Harm under the Trademark Modernization Act,” Texas Bar Journal (Feb. 16, 2022)
- University of Michigan, Lecturer on U.S. Copyright Law (2019-2022)
- Wayne State University, Lecturer on Intellectual Property Law (2019-2020)
- Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
- University of Rijeka, Croatia, graduate-level coursework in IP Law
- Michigan State University, B.S.