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Amber M. Underhill

Associate | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2797

    f. +1.616.222.2797

Biography

Amber Underhill focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright. She has experience in global anti-counterfeiting and trademark enforcement measures.  Amber assists clients with trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, proceedings before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as domestic and international portfolio management. “One of the most exciting parts of my job is helping clients clear a mark, seeing it in the marketplace and watching the client’s business grow,” she says.

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

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association
    Member (2006-12, 2015-Present)

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, and March 9, 2018

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