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Michael D. Fishman named to the WTR 1000: World’s Leading Trademark Professionals in 2024

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Troy, Mich.— March 7, 2024—Intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to share that Michael D. Fishman, a founding firm partner, has been listed again in the 2024 World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. WTR 1000 is the definitive tool for those seeking stellar trademark expertise and partners worldwide.

He has built a successful practice from managing trademark portfolios of varying size, including large portfolios consisting of thousands of U.S. and foreign trademark applications and registrations. He serves a wide range of industries including banking, insurance, automotive, consumer goods, publishing, sports, entertainment, building products, certification programs, computer hardware and software, food and beverage, telecommunications, and medical, scientific, and laboratory products and services.

Fishman’s expertise also includes managing, administering, and conducting worldwide projects involving updating ownership records of large intellectual property portfolios. He has conducted thousands of availability searches and has substantial experience in leading worldwide naming projects and intellectual property due diligence. He also manages numerous contested matters involving the trademark rights of clients across many industries and jurisdictions.

Fishman has lectured on a variety of trademark law topics and is an active, decades-long member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He has also filed, prosecuted, and maintained thousands of U.S. trademark applications and registrations, and for several years received the “Top U.S. Trademark Filer” award, which annually recognized the top 20 application filers in the United States. He previously served on the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter, INTA’s leading publication. Fishman is also a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2022 class of Leaders in the Law.


About WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

To compile this elite group of 1000 trademark attorneys worldwide, a team of full-time WTR analysts in Asia, Europe and the United States conducted telephone interviews with brand specialists across the globe to cover more than 87 countries and U.S. state-specific chapters. Now in its 14th year, the WTR 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking stellar trademark expertise and partners worldwide. For more information, visit


About Fishman Stewart PLLC

Fishman Stewart helps turn client creativity into valuable intellectual capital. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademark registrations and represented clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives, Fishman Stewart attorneys develop IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies to safeguard their business assets throughout the world. To discover how Fishman Stewart leverages intellectual property to effectively increase enterprise value, visit