Blue Filament Expands, Relocates in Birmingham


Published:

BIRMINGHAM — After a year in business, Blue Filament Intellectual Property LLC has outgrown its original location and will be moving to allow for continued expansion as the firm evolves.

The firm has moved to 450 North Old Woodward in Birmingham, a short distance up the road from its original Birmingham location. The firm expects its expansion to continue through year-end and into 2013.

Blue Filament, founded in September 2011 by attorney Mary Margaret O’Donnell, who specializes in intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, brand protection, brand management and enforcement, risk assessment, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and dispute resolution. The firm offers services to clients throughout the United States and internationally through an established network of attorneys.

 “In creating the firm, I sought to break away from the traditional legal model and offer clients unparalleled service on a lean platform, resulting in quality-focused work instead of quantity-focused billing," O'Donnell says. "Clearly it’s working. This approach is attractive both to clients and law professionals. Our model allows us to offer a fun and energized work environment with no geographical restraints.”

O’Donnell has more than a decade of experience working both in general practice firms and intellectual property boutique firms, and she and her team have prosecuted and managed thousands of trademarks throughout the world. Before founding Blue Filament, O’Donnell co-chaired the Trademark Group at the intellectual property firm of Rader Fishman & Grauer in Bloomfield Hills, and prior to that handled commercial litigation, intellectual property, trade secret and product liability matters at the Detroit-based general practice firm Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone. 

O’Donnell of Royal Oak, and mother of three, received a LLM in Intellectual Property from the Université Bordeaux IV in Bordeaux, France, her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and also completed political science and law programs in Aix-en-Provence, France and Shanghai, China.

For more information on Blue Filament, visit www.bluefilamentlaw.com.

 

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham Announces Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef

Birmingham’s Big Rock Chophouse has announced Eric Voigt as executive chef and Bill Morales as executive sous chef.

Dalton and Tomich in Detroit Welcomes Attorney Back

Detroit’s Dalton and Tomich PLC has announced attorney Lawrence Opalewski has rejoined the firm.

GroupeSTAHL North America Names CEO

Sterling Heights-based GroupeSTAHL North America, a manufacturer of garment decoration materials and equipment, has named Carleen Gray as CEO. Gray succeeds Chris Lawson, who left the company earlier this year.

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright Names 5 Attorneys to Division Directors

Detroit’s Dickinson Wright PLLC has named five attorneys as division directors

Howell’s Cleary University Adds Executive Chef in Residence to Detroit Campus

Howell-based Cleary University has announced Maxcel Hardy will join the university’s Culinary Academy, located in Detroit, as executive chef in residence.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Birmingham’s Ford-Peabody Mansion to House Japanese-inspired Restaurant
    Adachi, a Japanese-inspired restaurant, is slated to open for dinner in the restored Ford...
  2. West Bloomfield Township’s Planterra Conservatory to Expand
    Planterra Conservancy in West Bloomfield Township today announced construction plans have been...
  3. Report: Detroit’s Home Prices Have Second-highest Growth in U.S., Grand Rapids Homes Sell the Quickest
    Metro Detroit home prices have increased by 15 percent year-over-year in July, the second highest...
  4. Massive $510M Dairy Campus to Open in 2020 North of Lansing
    Glanbia plc, a global nutrition group with a presence in 32 countries; Select Milk Producers...
  5. Annual Fash Bash to be Held on August 16 at the Detroit Institute of Arts
    The Founders Junior Council, the young professionals’ auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of...
  6. Bloomfield Hills’ O’Keefe Announces New Managing Director, Director
    O’Keefe, a Bloomfield Hills-based financial and strategic advisory firm, has announced Violeta...