Michael J. Wheeler

Biography

Michael is a member of our Intellectual Property Department where he focuses his practice on Intellectual Property Procurement and Enforcement. Michael is experienced in trademark prosecution and enforcement, having practiced trademark law extensively before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in addition to the federal and state courts. He also has broad experience in the enforcement of copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, having secured multiple litigation victories, including federal appeals involving complex intellectual property concerns. Michael has counseled clients on the full range of intellectual property matters, including protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution process, and Madrid Protocol.

Michael provides full client protection through negotiation and drafting of intellectual property related contracts, including licensing, assignment, service, terms of use, and non-disclosure agreements. He also has extensive experience in brand development and protection, and has represented adult and child actors, musicians, authors, and artists along with multimedia interests on a number of successful deals.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law  (J.D., 2010)
  • Northwestern University  (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Ohio