University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  • with honors
Davenport University, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • ABA Paralegal Certification
Hope College, B.A.
  • Business Management
  • Academic Alumni Honors Scholarship




Amanda Blackburn is an associate in the Intellectual Property department. She concentrates her legal work on trademark matters.

  • Conducts trademark clearance searches
  • Assists clients with prosecution of domestic trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Prepares and files trademark applications and maintenance documents with the USPTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Manages domestic and international trademark portfolios, including registration, maintenance, and renewal of trademarks
  • Assists clients with pre-litigation trademark enforcement matters through cease and desist letters and negotiations
  • Assists clients with trademark enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board


Prior Experience

  • Bodman PLC, Trademark Paralegal, 2007-2009; 2014-2016
  • University of Michigan Office of the General Counsel, Executive Secretary, 2010-2014
  • Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC, Legal Assistant, 2009-2010
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