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Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney, originally from Michigan, transfers from Chicago to Detroit office

DETROIT – Jan. 6, 2015 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces Jennifer Theis, an associate attorney in the firm’s Chicago office since 2006, has returned home to Michigan and is now based in the firm’s Detroit office. Theis joined Brinks in 2005 as a summer associate.

“We are pleased to welcome Jenny back to Michigan,” Kelly Burris, managing partner of Brinks’ Detroit office, said. “Our clients will be well served by her wide ranging expertise in trademark prosecution and litigation, as well as general intellectual property matters.”

Theis focuses her intellectual property law practice on all aspects of trademark law, patent law, copyright law and unfair competition law. Her litigation experience includes civil litigation in federal district court as well as cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Theis also focuses on trademark and patent prosecution, both domestic and foreign. Her international trademark practice includes international trademark prosecution, determination of international filing strategies and international trademark litigation. Additionally, Theis has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts.

Theis received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at