Michael Leonard To Teach at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at the Max Planck Institute

October 30, 2014 – Press Releases

Michael Leonard, partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, has been appointed an adjunct professor on the faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at the Max Planck Institute. In April 2015, Michael will teach the intensive week-long class, “United States Trademark Law and Practice,” that will provide students with practical advice on addressing and resolving issues encountered during the prosecution, enforcement and litigation of trademarks in the United States.

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center is an academic center jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München and The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Graduates of the intensive one-year program receive an LL.M. in International Intellectual Property.

Michael is the head of the firm’s Trademark Practice Group and a 2005 alumnus of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. He provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and enforcement of trademark portfolios in the United States and abroad.

Michael concentrates his practice in the managing and enforcing of domestic and international intellectual property rights, and is considered a go-to resource on trademarks, copyrights and other IP-related issues for clients in a broad spectrum of industries. He provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and enforcement of trademark portfolios in the United States and abroad. Michael routinely represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and various U.S. district courts.