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Bodman PLC and Susan M. Kornfield Recognized for Trademark Law Excellence by Managing Intellectual Property

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce it has been ranked “Highly Recommended” in Trademark Law by the internationally-recognized journal Managing Intellectual Property.  Bodman is the only Michigan law firm to be “Highly Recommended” in Trademark Law, the highest category.

The journal also recognized Susan M. Kornfield, chair of Bodman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leader of the firm’s IP Brand Protection Team, as a “Trademark Star” for her extraordinary work in intellectual property. 

Managing IP described Kornfield, who practices in the firm’s Ann Arbor office, as “one of the preeminent copyright experts in the Midwest.” She is also listed as a distinguished IP practitioner in The Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness magazine’s “Top Lawyers.” She is the current Best Lawyers in America Trademark “Lawyer of the Year” for the Ann Arbor area.  Kornfield handles both transactional and litigation matters and has been selected as an expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator in intellectual property disputes.

Bodman’s Brand Protection Team offers comprehensive trademark services, including global trademark clearance and prosecution, brand portfolio management, trademark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, false advertising and product claims.  Recently, the Brand Protection Team “took down” nearly 1,000 individual URLs that infringed on a client’s trademark.  This enforcement action took place over a period of weeks and without ever going to court.

To compile its rankings, Managing Intellectual Property conducted research over a six month period in more than 80 jurisdictions, including those most active for IP protection, exploitation and enforcement. The list of recommended law firms and attorneys is based on data obtained from law firms, IP agencies, and in-house counsel through surveys and interviews. No practitioner or firm can pay for inclusion or ask colleagues for recommendations; inclusion is based solely on merit and recommendation by peers and clients.

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