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International Trademark Attorney Mary Squyres of Brinks Gilson & Lione to Speak in Detroit at Discover Global Markets on IP Protection for Exporters

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione shareholder Mary M. Squyres, a trademark attorney specializing in international trademark matters, will be a featured speaker at the United States Commercial Service seminar “Discover Global Markets: Free Trade Agreements,” to be held September 9-10, 2014 at The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

Squyres will present “Protecting Your Intellectual Property as You Expand into Global Markets” on September 9. She will outline new risks and precautions to protect companies’ time and investment in exporting overseas, and will discuss how free trade agreements work within different regulating authorities to protect intellectual property rights.

Squyres is a 30-year veteran in international trademark matters; she chairs the international trademark practice at Brinks, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the nation. Squyres has deep experience with international trademark litigation, licensing and prosecution, including developing international filing strategies, negotiating worldwide mutual co-existence agreements, and adopting effective enforcement strategies to defend her clients’ marks and prevent infringements. She works with leading clients in transportation, consumer retail, the food industry, and in academia, and has managed numerous trademark actions in more than a dozen jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Discover Global Markets seminar is part of the Business Forum Series from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and offers participants opportunities to identify and gain access to emerging markets, and obtain tools, government contacts, and government resources to compete successfully. More information is at www.export.gov/michigan/discoverglobalmarkets.

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 www.brinksgilson.com.

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