Partner - Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
For more than 25 years, Michael R Graham has provided clients with wide-ranging counsel to help advance and protect their trademark, copyright and other commercial and creative IP rights in commerce and online. He works closely with clients to maximise the value of their IP assets and helps them to anticipate and plan for new developments, as in his early recognition of the opportunities for and threats to trademarks and content on the Internet. His expertise informs his client counselling and IP and domain name registration and enforcement actions, and has led to his participation in the development of online trademark and domain name policies, client counselling and presentations on domain name and internet topics, as well as his participation in internet governance.
Mr Graham counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including consumer products, manufacturing, entertainment, market research, online and pharmaceuticals, as well as artists, writers and musicians.
Mr Graham has helped clients to perfect and protect their trademark and copyright rights, and guides them through domain name disputes under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). He is one of the leading innovators in this area and remains so through his involvement in the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN and the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Internet Committee. He has spoken at and served on the Project Teams for INTA’s Trademark Administrators and Trademarks in Cyberspace Conferences. He has spoken on all aspects of ICANN’s new generic top-level domain (gTLD) programme and moderated a client seminar devoted to domain name best practice. He is also a member of the Copyright Society of America, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys and various bar associations. Mr Graham has been:
• awarded a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating™;
• recommended by peers as a Leading Lawyer; and
• named a Super Lawyer in the practice of IP law.
Mr Graham received his JD from Fordham University School of Law, his MA in writing from Ohio University and his BS in education from Miami University.
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