Founding Member - Fishman Stewart PLLC
Michael D Fishman is a founding member of Fishman Stewart PLLC. He has over 25 years’ experience in trademark law, related licensing and litigation and other IP law disciplines.
Mr Fishman has substantial experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, insurance, automotive, packaged foods, contract furniture, publishing, sports, entertainment, building products, certification programmes, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, restaurants, medical products and scientific and laboratory products.
Mr Fishman manages trademark portfolios of varying size, including large portfolios consisting of thousands of US and foreign trademark records. He has filed and prosecuted thousands of US trademark applications and managed the filing, prosecution and maintenance of countless more foreign applications and registrations worldwide. In addition, Mr Fishman has conducted thousands of availability searches and has substantial experience in managing and conducting worldwide naming projects and IP due diligence. He has counselled and consulted with clients in the areas of trademark protection, enforcement, international brand strategy, brand expansion and licensing to maximise 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 been a frequent lecturer on many topics of trademark law, has been an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for decades and has served on the editorial board of INTA’s Trademark Reporter.
Mr Fishman has received numerous recognitions and awards in the trademark field. In addition to being listed in the WTR 1000, he has received the Top US Trademark Filer award for several years. He is rated as ‘AV Preeminent’ and is listed in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, IP Stars and Leading Lawyers.
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