Michael Fishman is a founding member of the firm. He has over 25 years of experience in trademark law, related licensing and litigation and other disciplines of Intellectual Property law. His substantial experience covers 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.
Mike manages trademark portfolios of varying sizes, 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, Mike 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. His expertise also includes managing, administering and conducting worldwide projects involving updating ownership records of large intellectual property portfolios.
Mike is a frequent lecturer on many topics of trademark law and has been a long-standing and active member of the International Trademark Association. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Trademark Reporter published by the Trademark Association.
Mike has received numerous recognitions and awards in the trademark field, including the Top U.S. Trademark Filer award for several years. He is rated as “AV Preeminent,” has consistently held the “Super Lawyers” rating and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He believes in nurturing and promoting a collaborative culture within his firm, which benefits both employees and clients.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1984||07/21/2021|
|Founding Partner||Fishman Stewart PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Founding Partner||Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC||1996 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Grand Rapids Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|International Trademark Association||Member||N/A|
|Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Leading Lawyers Magazine—Michigan Edition||IP Boutique Lawyer Stays a Step Ahead in Personal Relationships and Firm Technology"||2017|
|Wayne State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Wayne State University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|