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NOV 2011

Blue Filament and Patent Procurement Services hosted on November 17, 2011 an event in honor of non-traditional legal practices in the lobby of The Birmingham Place.


On November 30, 2011, Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended the Women's Bar Association event at Ecology in Birmingham.

OCT 2011

On October 3, 2011, Blue Filament attended the Crain's 40 Under 40 VIP Event at The Detroit Golf Club. Mary Margaret O'Donnell is a past recipient of the "40 Under 40" award, which recognizes outstanding business leaders under the age of 40.


Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament presented a seminar on October 7, 2011 on trademark litigation before The Forum for In-House Counsel entitled "Trademark Tips & Hot Topics in TM Litigation: Functional Fun, Colors, Keywords, Unicorn Meat, and Getting Your X On."


In mid-October, 2011, Blue Filament participated in client workshops in Paris, France.

JAN 2012

Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament began teaching an LLM-level course on International Trademark Law.

DEC 2011

Blue Filament attended the Women's Bar Association holiday event on December 8, 2011.

APR 2012

Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended on April 19 – 20, 2012 the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

MAR 2012

On March 28, 2012 Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament spoke at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Spring Seminar on IP Law, presenting "Challenges & Strategies for Foreign Trademark Enforcement: Lessons from Dinosaurs and Unicorns, and Getting the Global Village to Get Your Back."

JUN 2012

Blue Filament attended on June 8, 2012 the Second Annual Intellectual Property Litigation Regional CLE Workshop on hot topics in intellectual property litigation at the offices of Schiff Hardin in Chicago, Illinois.


On June 17 – 27, 2012 Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended client workshops in Paris, France and the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA) conference in Palermo, Italy.

MAY 2012

Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended on May 2, 2012 the AIPLA Cross Country Women in IP Networking Dinner at the Detroit Yacht Club.


On May 5 – 9, 2012 Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference in Washington, D.C.


On May 10, 2012, Blue Filament was a sponsor of and attended the Women's Bar Association annual dinner at the Townsend.


On May 19, 2012, Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended the Michigan Intellectual Property Association (MIPLA) Spring Fling event at the Henry Ford Museum.


On May 23, 2012, Blue Filament attended a mixer celebrating creativity at the offices of Patent Procurement Services.

AUG 2012

On August 3, 2012, Blue Filament, a woman owned firm, sponsored and attended an ABA workshop "Her Place at the Table: Negotiating Skills for Women," featuring Carol Frohlinger, Esq. The workshop was presented by the Women & IP Law Subcommittee of the IP Committee of the Litigation Section of the ABA at the offices of Kirland & Ellis in Chicago, Illinois.


On August 22, 2012, Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended a Trade Dress & Patent Design webinar, and hosted with Patent Procurement Services a rooftop party in honor of alternative legal practices at The Birmingham Place.


On August 27, 2012, Blue Filament attended the Michigan Intellectual Property Association (MIPLA) judge's banquet at the Wabeek Golf Club.

JUL 2012

Blue Filament attended on July 12, 2012 the Grand Opening Gala at the Henry Ford Museum for the USPTO Elijah J. McCoy Detroit Office, the first office in the nation to open outside of Washington, D.C.


On July 26, 2012 Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament moderated a program with the ABA Section of Litigation, Trademark Litigation Subcommittee on Accelerated Case Resolution (ACR) before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), with TTAB Judge Peter Cataldo and TTAB Interlocutory Attorneys Cheryl Goodman and George Pologeorgis.

NOV 2012

As of November 1, 2012 Blue Filament has new digs! We're expanding and have moved up the street to 450 North Old Woodward, First Floor. All other contact info remains the same!
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OCT 2012

On October 3, 2012, Mary Margaret O'Donnell, and four law school friends, created the Brass Ring Scholarship – an endowed scholarship for law students to be awarded for the first time this November. See http://law.wayne.edu/news.php?id=10031 Inspired? Interested in contributing? Click here and select "Schools, Colleges and Programs" and "Brass Ring Endowed Scholarship" under "Law School" https://cardinal.wayne.edu/wsugiving/give.cfm

SEP 2012

On September 13, 2012, Blue Filament sponsored the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) event at Fox Hills Golf Club.


Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament, a co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation's trademark litigation subcommittee, attended the ABA Section of Litigation leadership meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from September 27 – 30, 2012.

DEC 2012

December 5, 2012: ArtServe Participation. Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament attended an ArtServe Michigan reception highlighting the statewide initiative Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE). ArtServe Michigan is the leading statewide arts and cultural advocacy group. Through the LCE program, it seeks to support the creative industry at all levels, particularly relating to copyright, trademark, patent, licensing and contracts.

NOV 2012

November 16, 2012: USPTO Trademark Roundtable. Blue Filament attended an INTA-USPTO Roundtable at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit featuring Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn, Craig Morris of the USPTO, and Anessa Owen Kramer of the Honigman firm. The discussion centered on recent trademark developments at the USPTO, practice tips, and suggestions for improvement relative to trademark prosecution.


November 14, 2012: Careers in IP and First Brass Ring Scholarship Award. Mary Margaret O'Donnell spoke at the Law School at Wayne State University with Judge Michelle Osinksi from the USPTO, Will Cosnowski from Delphi, and Michelle Visser from Rader Fishman & Grauer on careers in the IP field. That same evening, the Brass Ring Scholarship (sponsored by Blue Filament attorney Mary Margaret O'Donnell, as well as Wayne alumnae Dianna Collins, Marcy Hahn, Stacey King and Samantha Lord) was awarded for the first time to first-year student Carrie Floyd. See http://royaloak.patch.com/articles/wayne

MAR 2013

On March 25, 2013, Mary Margaret O'Donnell will speak on "Technology and Management Tools for Your IP Practice" at the ICLE 2013 IP Law Spring Seminar in East Lansing, MI, along with Steve Hansen of Hansen IP Law and Enrico Schaefer of Traverse Legal. http://www.icle.org/modules/store/seminars/schedule.aspx?product_code=2013ck4720

FEB 2013

February 25, 2013: The Blue Filament Intellectual Property firm and the Patent Procurement Services firm joined forces effective February 25, 2013. The combined full-service intellectual property boutique will operate as Blue Filament Law PLLC.


February 21, 2013: Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament Law participated in a MentorJet event at the law school at Wayne State University.

JUN 2013

June 18 - 22, 2013: Mary Margaret O'Donnell of Blue Filament will participate in the European Trademark Community (ECTA) annual meeting in Bucharest, Romania. See ECTA website http://www.ecta.org/events/future-events/article/conference


June 13 - 16, 2013: Blue Filament is attending the MichiganModern Design That Shaped America symposium at Cranbrook, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. See MichiganModern website http://michiganmodern.org/design-that-shaped-america

MAY 2013

May 23, 2013: Blue Filament sponsored the local Women's Bar Association annual dinner and Mary Margaret O'Donnell attended the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Law Networking Event and toured the new Detroit satellite office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


May 20 - 24, 2013: Avery Goldstein of Blue Filament conducted meetings in Denmark, Sweden and France.


May 5 - 8, 2013: Mary Margaret L. O'Donnell and Marie Lally of Blue Filament Law attended the International Trademark Association (INTA) meeting in Dallas, Texas.

SEP 2013

Corporate Counsel Event at Fox Hills. On September 10, 2013, Blue Filament sponsored and Marie Lally and Mary Margaret O’Donnell attended the Association of Corporate Counsel event at Fox Hills Golf Club.

AUG 2013

MIPLA Judge’s Banquet. On August 26, 2013, Avery Goldstein and Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament attended the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association’s annual Judge’s Banquet.


ABA CLE on Apple v. Samsung. On August 8, 2013, the ABA Trademark Litigation Subcommittee (co-chaired by Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament) of the ABA Section of Litigation put on a panel at the ABA Annual Conference in San Francisco on the Apple v. Samsung case. Great moderating by Joan Archer of Husch Blackwell and wonderful presentation by our talented panel featuring retired federal judge James Ware (N.D. California), Morgan Chu of Irell & Manella, Renee Brown of Tessera, and Chris Carani of McAndrews, Held & Malloy.

NOV 2013

Off to Paris! Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament spent Thanksgiving in France at the 35th Anniversary Event for the French IP association, APRAM. Great seeing everyone at the Pavillon Champs Elysées!

OCT 2013

Best Lawyers In America Recognition! Mary Margaret O’Donnell of Blue Filament was recognized as in The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice area of Trademark Law.


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

JAN 2014

Jan 7, 2014: Got Registration? 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!

DEC 2013

Wrapping Up The Year And Imminent Publication. Avery Goldstein, editor of the ABA’s SciTech Journal, has finished compiling the next SciTech Journal edition on Telemedicine. Look for publication in the first quarter of 2014!

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.

FEB 2014

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

JUN 2014

Blue Filament is hosting another rooftop event at The Birmingham Place with the Fedor Camargo & Weston firm in honor of non-traditional legal platforms.

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

MAY 2014

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

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.

AUG 2014

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


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

JUL 2014

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

OCT 2014

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


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


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

SEP 2014

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 the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Michigan Chapter golf event.


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!


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.


NOV 2014

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


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


Avery Goldstein visits clients in Silicon Valley.

FEB 2014

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.


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!

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!


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!


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.

JUL 2015

Avery Goldstein of Blue Filament visited West Coast clients from the southern tip to the northern top!


JUN 2015

Blue Filament attended the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA) annual conference in Hamburg, Germany, visiting Lubbeck, Munich, Cologne and Paris.

SEP 2015

Blue Filament hosted the wonderful Canadian firm, Miller IP Law, for breakfast.


Blue Filament’s Mary Margaret O’Donnell and Avery Goldstein attended the annual Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute hosted at the Book Cadillac in Detroit. We enjoyed mixing and mingling with everyone at the Detroit Institute of Arts and also the great “Copyright and Street Art” program put on by Kate Spelman of K&L Gates and Michael Lisi of Bridge IP. Finished the conference with a walking tour to see the murals firsthand!


Blue Filament, a WDET sponsor, attended The Moth’s “Now or Never” GrandSlam at The Gem for a storytelling competition hosted by Alex Trajano.


AUG 2015

Blue Filament attends and sponsors the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) Judge’s Banquet.


Blue Filament’s Avery Goldstein is working hard in Norway.


Blue Filament and Fedor Camargo & Weston hosted another great rooftop event for Solos & Micros and our friends. Thanks so much for joining us on a picture-perfect day and stay tuned for the next event!