Education

University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.

Prior Employment

  • Bodman PLC, Member, 1998-2016

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • International Law Section
  • Business Law Section

Washtenaw County Bar Association

  • Intellectual Property Section
    • Past co-chair

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court

International Trademark Association

Overview
Experience
Community
News & Resources
Honors

Overview

Angela Sujek is an experienced intellectual property attorney focusing her practice on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; advertising and marketing; licensing; and corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets. She handles intellectual property matters internationally and in the United States, including representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Represents clients in trademark disputes before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), and before federal courts
  • Counsels clients on trademark selection and protection, cost-­effective global trademark clearance and protection strategies, and trademark portfolio management
  • Advises clients on website development and advertising issues, as well as domain name acquisitions, maintenance, and renewal
  • Negotiates trademark and copyright license agreements and publishing and entertainment agreements
  • Drafts sponsorship agreements for major brands
  • Develops protection strategies for licensed goods
  • Provides general corporate assistance with conducting due diligence regarding intellectual property assets in mergers and acquisitions, including assisting with the purchase and sale of intellectual property rights and developing employment and independent contractor agreements

Experience

  • Has handled international trademark protection and enforcement for a number of large portfolios in the automotive, manufacturing, financial, food services, and medical device industries
  • Has handled numerous contentious actions before the TTAB
  • Successfully defended motion for preliminary injunction in trademark infringement suit
  • Negotiated long-term exclusive trademark license for major footwear brand
  • Represented premier automotive brand in connection with advertising issues and right of publicity issues arising in production of marketing piece
  • Represented NFL team in trademark enforcement and right of publicity matters

Community

Chelsea Education Foundation

  • Board of Trustees, 2005-2008

News & Resources

News

Honors

  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2014

Academic Appointments

  • University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Guest Lecturer
  • Wayne State University, Guest Lecturer