Daily Briefs (Feb 24)

Honigman attorney addresses trademark litigation seminar
Michael A. Lisi, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s Intellectual Property Group, recently served as a panelist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and U.S. Commercial Service seminar “Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace,” which took place at Wayne State University. Lisi was a featured speaker during a session entitled “Roundtable on Trademark Litigation Tactics: Is There a Bull in the Trademark Shop?” in which he discussed strategies for avoiding and defending trademark infringement claims.

Lisi, has over 20 years of experience in assisting clients in trademark and copyright clearance, registration and enforcement matters, and in trademark and copyright licensing, purchases and sales transactions.

He serves as an editor of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) online publication Trademark Cancellations: International Practice and Procedures and vice chair of INTA’s Publication Committee. He also serves as outside general counsel for the Original Equipment Suppliers Association’s Product Development Council and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section.

He was recognized in Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2011 and named in DBusiness magazines’ Top Lawyers in 2008 and 2011.

Lisi earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from Carleton College.

Area bar associations join in ‘Celebrating Our Diverse Bar’ March 3
Hosted by DMBA and Arab American Bar Association; Armenian-American Bar Association; Black Women Lawyers Association; D. Augustus Straker Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan; Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan; Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers; South Asian Bar Association of Michigan; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan — Macomb Region; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan — Wayne Region; and Wolverine Bar Association, ‘Celebrating Our Diverse Bar’ last year brought more than 120 attorneys, judges, law students and others to together.

Join your colleagues, friends and business partners at Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Cafe for one of the premiere networking events of the year. Have fun celebrating the diversity of metro-Detroit’s legal community while enjoying light hors d’ouerves and a cash bar.

State Bar of Michigan President Tony Jenkins and State Bar Director of Diversity Greg Conyers will share brief remarks, followed by an opportunity for attendees to re-connect with — and expand — their networks in a relaxed atmosphere.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cost for members, non-members and guests is $10.

For more information contact Mitzy Sharp Futro at msharpfutro@detroitlawyer.org or call (313) 961-6120 x201.