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Michael J. Serra Named 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyer”

December 8, 2017
Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Michael J. Serra, a senior associate in the firm’s Ann Arbor office, has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.”

Lawyers Weekly honored Serra and the other members if the 2017 class at a luncheon ceremony on December 7 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy. Honorees will be profiled in a special section of the December 11 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Each year, the publisher of Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects a small group of attorneys who are in their first ten years of practice to be named “Up & Coming Lawyers.” According to the publication, these individuals “display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers.”

A member of Bodman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and IP Brand Protection Team, Serra primarily focuses on prosecuting, maintaining, and enforcing trademarks and copyrights. He has successfully litigated in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  He has also handled national and international copyright, trademark, and domain name “takedowns” of infringing content, and trademark oppositions in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Outside of the office, Serra is involved in many community and volunteer organizations. He is a regular contributor to Bodman’s award-winning Pro Bono Program and volunteers with the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, which promotes organ donation throughout the state.  Serra serves on the Coalition’s planning committee for its annual ALIVE fundraiser. Michigan Rising Stars 2017 recognized Serra as an emerging leader in intellectual Property Law and DBusiness magazine lists him as a 2018 “Top Lawyer” for Copyright Law.

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