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Amber M. Underhill

Associate | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2797

    f. +1.616.222.2797

Biography

Amber Underhill is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, specializing in trademarks and copyrights. She started as a paralegal but had a yearning to do more for her clients. So, Amber went to law school and has leveraged her seven years as a paralegal to propel her expertise in IP. Team-oriented, Amber is willing to take on any task that brings value to her clients. Amber’s true passion is client service and providing the most practical advice to protect and enhance each client’s valuable intangible assets.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame J.D. 2015
  • Grand Valley State University B.A. 2005

Admitted

  • 2015, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

  • Prepares and prosecutes trademark applications before the U.S. Trademark Office
  • Prepares and files oppositions and cancellations before the U.S. Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Prepares, reviews and provides analysis of preliminary and full U.S. trademark searches
  • Prepares and files U.S. copyright applications
  • Performs due diligence on Intellectual Property matters
  • Reviews licensing agreements and identifies risks associated with copyright  infringement issues
  • Collaborates with foreign associates on filing trademark applications, trademark searches and the prosecution of trademark applications
  • Represents clients in protecting their copyrighted works from internet infringement
  • Drafts and negotiates various licensing and services agreements, including intellectual property agreements.
  • Prepares and files social media intellectual property infringement take down requests with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and other social media platforms.

Honors & Awards

Publications

  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Real Estate Litigation
    Chapter Author (2016/17)

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association
    Member (2006-12)

Community Affiliations

  • Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids
    Community Service Project Coordinator and Board Member (Aug. 2008 - Aug. 2012)

Speaking Engagements

  • EntrepreneurYou — Presenter: Protecting Intellectual Property, Davenport University, Lansing, MI, March 1, 2016

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