Howard Michael

Howard Michael, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property Law Attorney
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Professional Biography

Howard Michael is a chair of the firm's Trademark Practice Group. With nearly 20 years experience in intellectual property law, Howard has helped protect trademarks, copyrights, advertising and trade secrets for many of the world’s largest companies. A seasoned courtroom veteran who also provides transactional and prosecution counseling, he represents clients in a wide range of industries including social media, Internet search, finance, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, robotics, alternative energy, food and beverage, steel, waste disposal, and numerous home and consumer goods.

Howard has a particular focus on high-stakes, fast-moving trademark counterfeiting matters. He works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Marshals Service to stop counterfeit goods from entering the country, obtains injunctive relief and coordinates the ex parte seizures of such goods where possible.  

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Howard Michael is a shareholder with Brinks Gilson, and the chair of the firm’s Trademark Group. He was named a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his coverage of how the Iancu v. Baretti US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) litigation highlighted and helped explain a major case on trademarks and the First Amendment. His insight and interpretation of the complex and important issues arising from that Supremem Court opinion provides National Law Review readers a thorough and complete analysis.


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