Michael K. Fretwell

Fretwell

Mike is an associate attorney at Laubscher, Spendlove & Laubscher. His practice covers a range of intellectual property fields, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He has worked with individuals and businesses of all sizes, and has handled a variety of matters, including IP procurement and protection, strategic counsel, contract/licensing review, and litigation. His interests are in IP generally, but more specifically in branding, advertising, digital media, and tech. Mike also enjoys working with and assisting individual inventors and artists. Before joining the firm, Mike was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett, and before his career in law, Mike was a high school math teacher and lacrosse coach. Mike continues to coach lacrosse in his free time.

Mike runs the intellectual property law blog, Put a Cork in it.

Experience
• Counsel to start-ups regarding branding, trademark procurement, and IP protection
• Counsel to small and medium sized businesses regarding portfolio management and infringement
    issues
• Assisting individuals with protecting their inventions, designs and creations
• Research and opinions covering numerous IP issues, including trademark procurement,
    infringement, patentability, and freedom to operate
• Patent and trademark litigation
• USPTO practice.

Admissions 
• 
Maryland Court of Appeals

Education
• 
University of Baltimore School of Law
      Juris Doctor, Cum Laude 
• 
Loyola University of Maryland
      Bachelor of Arts, Digital Media Communications

Professional Associations
• International Trademark Association
• American Bar Association
• Maryland Bar Association
• Anne Arundel County Bar Association  

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