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Michael D. Fishman named to the WTR 1000: World’s Leading Trademark Professionals in 2023

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Troy, Mich.— March 6, 2023—Intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael D. Fishman, a founding firm partner, has been listed in the 2023 World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

A veteran trademark attorney, Fishman has built his flourishing trademark 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 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. 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.

Fishman has also managed the filing, prosecution and maintenance of thousands of applications and registrations in a multitude of jurisdictions outside of the U.S. He has conducted thousands of availability searches and has substantial experience in managing and conducting worldwide naming projects and intellectual property due diligence. Further, he has managed, administered, and conducted worldwide projects involving trademark clearance and updating ownership records of large trademark portfolios. 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 previously served on the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter, INTA’s leading publication. The repeat WTR 1000 recognition follows Fishman’s recent honor of being named 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 conducted over 1,700 telephone interviews with brand specialists and scrutinized the trademark legal services market across the globe to cover more than 80 countries and U.S. state-specific chapters. Now in its 13th year, this guide serves as the definitive tool for brand and IP owners seeking stellar trademark expertise and partners globally. 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