BLUESFLASH! Blue Filament’s Trademark Team (and ten thousand other participants) will be in San Diego May 1 – 6, 2015 for the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting. See you there!

Online counterfeiting troubles? Join us Thursday February 12, 2015 for a FREE, SHORT and FUN presentation by the ABA Section of Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee on enforcing your rights against rogue website operators. Featuring Roxanne Elings of the Davis Wright Tremaine firm. Free and open to everyone. Register here!

Leaders in Intellectual Property

Blue Filament offers big-picture strategic advice on intellectual property management in the context of each client's business model. We take the time to understand your business, help you assess risk, and achieve your intellectual property goals. IDEAS INVENTIONS ICONS™

Blue Filament specializes in intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, brand protection, brand management and enforcement, risk assessment, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and dispute resolution.

Breaking away from the traditional legal model allows us to offer unparalleled service on a lean platform, without excessive overhead, resulting in quality-focused work instead of quantity-focused billing. We collaborate creatively with our clients, allowing us to work together to achieve goals in a way that makes sense for your business and your bottom line. We are skilled, accessible, and offer timely and effective legal services. Our extensive network permits us to assist you with your intellectual property needs in the United States and, as your business expands, throughout the world.

Blue Filament News

  • MAY 2015

    Blue Filament hosts a “Women In IP Event” for women-owned firms and women partners from around the world with attendees from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and India!


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  • APR 2015

    Avery Goldstein and Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament Law were selected for the Super Lawyers award!

    Blue Filament Law sponsored a corporate match for donations to our favorite local public radio stationer WDET!

    Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament attended the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting in New Orleans.


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  • FEB2015

    Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament and the ABA Section of Litigation offered an online presentation featuring Roxanne Elings of the Davis Wright Tremaine firm on enforcing IP rights against rogue website operators.


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  • JAN 2015

    Blue Filament's Mary Margaret O'Donnell helped organize an ABA webinar on Design Patent And Trade Dress Litigation: More Than Meets The Eye, featuring Chris Carani of the McAndrews firm. The presentation was very well attended and we all enjoyed hearing from design expert Chris Carani!


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  • DEC 2014

    As we wrap up the year, we at Blue Filament are grateful for a year filled with innovation, fun and creativity, and of course, great clients. We are proud to support our local public radio station WDET, prepared food rescuer Forgotten Harvest, a non-profit organization that collects perishable food from restaurants, groceries and markets, delivering it to emergency food providers, and the Brass Ring Scholarship, providing funding for law students at our alma mater, Wayne State University.

    Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament spoke on patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, right of publicity and trade secrets at the "Federal Day" portion of the Federal Bar Association's New Lawyers' Seminar. Welcome new members of the Bar!


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    Mary Margaret O'Donnell attended the Women's Bar Association's annual holiday event and silent auction at the Great Lakes Culinary Center. Auction proceeds benefitted Humble Design, a local non-profit organization that furnishes homes with donated goods for families leaving homeless and abuse shelters.


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  • Blue Filament Law PLLC has received a "Best Law Firm" ranking from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Go Blue Filament!


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    Avery Goldstein of Blue Filament spent Thanksgiving visiting clients in Europe.


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    Avery Goldstein visits clients in Silicon Valley.


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  • Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended the Women Bar Association's Autumn after hours event in Birmingham.


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    Avery Goldstein of Blue Filament attended TechTown's Junction440 "Java at the Junction" venture capital event.


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    Mary Margaret O'Donnell hosted a webinar for Accelerated Case Resolution (ACR) before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).


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  • Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament was selected as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness in the field of trademark law.


    Blue Filament Law sponsored ACC


    Blue Filament Law sponsored the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Michigan Chapter golf event.


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  • Blue Filament attended the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association's Judge's Banquet.


    Named Best Lawyers in America


    Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament was named by The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Trademark Law.


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  • Avery Goldstein of Blue Filament Law attended the 40th Annual Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute on Mackinac Island.


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  • Blue Filament announces that Mary Margaret O'Donnell was awarded the Super Lawyers designation in the field of Intellectual Property. http://www.superlawyers.com/michigan/lawyer/Mary-Margaret-L-ODonnell/07766d65-ec56-48df-ac3b-4aa17abee28e.html


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  • From May 9 - 15, 2014, Mary Margaret O'Donnell will attend the International Trademark Association (INTA) conference in Hong Kong.


    Publication of 'Doctor Where?'


    In May 2014, the ABA's Science and Technology group released the Spring issue of The SciTech Lawyer, edited by Avery Goldstein, featuring "Doctor Where? The Implication of Telemedicine." The SciTech Lawyer provides information about current developments at the intersection of law, science, medicine, and technology.


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  • MAR 2014

    On March 24, 2014, Avery Goldstein attended the IP Law Spring Seminar in East Lansing hosted by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in cooperation with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


    On March 13, 2014, Avery Goldstein attended the Office of Technology Licensing of the University of Florida's "A Celebration of Innovation" 2014 Showcase.


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  • Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament was pleased to attend the award ceremony at Wayne State University. Congratulations to recipient, student Carrie Floyd!


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  • We do! Blue Filament rings in the year with shiny gold foil certificates in hand - both our peacock logo and BLUE FILAMENT are now registered!


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  • Avery Goldstein, editor of the ABA's SciTech Journal, has finished compiling the next SciTech Journal edition on Telemedicine.


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  • NOV 2013

    Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament spent Thanksgiving in France at the 35th Anniversary Event for the French IP association, APRAM.

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  • Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament was recognized as in The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice area of Trademark Law.

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  • OCT 2013

    On October 24, 2013, Mary Margaret O'Donnell attended the Women's Bar Association networking event in Royal Oak.

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  • Blue Filament sponsored and Marie Lally and Mary Margaret O'Donnell attended the Association of Corporate Counsel event...

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  • Avery Goldstein and Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association's annual Judge's Banquet.

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  • The ABA Trademark Litigation Subcommittee put on a panel at the ABA Annual Conference in San Francisco on the Apple v. Samsung case.

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