Angela Alvarez 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



Representative Matters

  • 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

Prior Experience

  • Bodman PLC, Member, 1998-2016

Academic Appointments

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






  • World Trademark Review 1000 – the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2020-2023
    • World Trademark Review 1000 states:
      • 2023 - "[Angela Sujek] fully understands her patrons’ business goals and provides solutions and advice that go a long way towards achieving them. She communicates brilliantly with all kinds of people, from entry-level folks to the C-Suite.”
      • 2022 - "[Angela Sujek] pitches her advice at just the right level on matters large and small. She has exceptionally sound judgement in dispute negotiations."
      • 2021 - "[Angela Sujek] is a pragmatic and conscientious counsellor who knows exactly what to focus on and solves, rather than just identifies, problems. An excellent communicator, she works effectively with company people from entry level to the C-suite, and is a business partner who plays a huge part in her clients’ success.” 
      • 2020 - "[Angela Sujek] is a well-rounded and experienced trademark and copyright lawyer."
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2023
    • Recognized in practice area of Trademark Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2014

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

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

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Trademark Internet Committee
    • Chair
  • Delegation Events Sub-Committee for the Women in IP Committee
    • Chair

International Trademark Association

  • Law Firm Committee, Mental Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee

Washtenaw County Bar Association

  • Intellectual Property Section
    • Past co-chair

Chelsea Education Foundation

  • Board of Trustees, 2005-2008

News & Insights


Seminars & Events

  • Can You Get Your Infringer's Lost Profits?
    Event | | | Speaker

Recognized by World Trademark Review 1000:

"[Angela Sujek] pitches her advice at just the right level on matters large and small. She has exceptionally sound judgement in dispute negotiations."


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