Michael D. Fishman

Michael D. Fishman

Fishman Stewart PLLC

Recognized since 2012

Troy, Michigan

Practice Areas

Trademark Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Trademark Law
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Mr. Fishman has over 25 years of experience in trademark law, related licensing and litigation and other disciplines of Intellectual Property law. He has substantial experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, insurance, automotive, packaged foods, contract furniture, publishing, sports, entertainment, building products, certification programs, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, restaurant, medical products, and scientific and laboratory products.

He manages trademark portfolios of varying size, including very large portfolios consisting of thousands of U.S. and foreign trademark records. He has filed and prosecuted thousands of U.S. trademark applications and managed the filing, prosecution and maintenance of countless more foreign applications and registrations in over 200 jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, Mr. Fishman has conducted thousands of availability searches and has substantial experience in managing and conducting worldwide naming projects and intellectual property due diligence. He has counseled and consulted with clients in the areas of trademark protection, enforcement, international brand strategy, brand expansion and licensing to maximize the value of their trademark portfolios. In addition, he has substantial experience managing, administering and conducting worldwide projects involving updating ownership records of large trademark portfolios.

Mr. Fishman has lectured on many topics of trademark law, has been an active member of the International Trademark Association for decades and has served on the Editorial Board of the Trademark Reporter published by such association. He has received numerous recognitions and awards in the trademark field.

Contact & Links


  • 800 Tower Drive, Suite 610
    Troy, MI 48098

Fishman Stewart PLLC
Headquarters: Troy, Michigan

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Trademark Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Trademark Law, Troy (2020)
  • Trademark Law, Detroit (2015)
  • Trademark Law, Detroit (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Trademark Law

Special Focus

  • Trademark

"Michael Fishman is extremely smart with a strong propensity to listen. His experience is broad and longevity a big plus. He is honest as well as cordial."

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