Earning a coveted patch


Brooks Kushman hosted an event on March 21 for Girl Scouts. Pictured with the Girl Scouts are (left to right) Rachel Smith, Rebecca Cantor, Libby Janda, Lauren Rennert, and Jennifer Ziegler.

The law firm of Brooks Kushman hosted an event March 21 for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Michigan Troop to earn an IP Patch. During the event at the Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Regional Center, six attorneys spoke about IP tools inventors can use to protect innovations.

The IP Patch is available to four levels of Girl Scouts (Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior). It was created by the Girl Scouts as a supplement to the Innovation badge series with the help of industry partners like the Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Brooks Kushman presenters were Shareholder Libby Janda, chair of the firm’s Trademark practice; Shareholder Kristin Murphy; senior attorney Jennifer Ziegler; associates Rebecca Cantor and Rachel Smith, and law clerk Lauren Rennert. All the  presenters are former Girl Scouts, and Janda has previously served on the Heart of Michigan Board of Trustees.

Brooks Kushman will hold four additional IP Patch events throughout the year. Girl Scouts of each level will have the chance to earn the IP Patch by attending one of these events.