I relish the opportunity to find a creative solution for clients and to look at a problem from a different perspective. I even fought a T-Rex in an unconventional way that resulted in a financial benefit for the client.
I will fight for you the same way – and with the flexibility Best & Flanagan can offer.
Martha protects and enforces intellectual property with a practical, phased approach. As an engineer, she is a strategic, out-of-the box thinker. She looks at problems from various angles prior to communicating a recommendation. She provides a recommended IP strategy, while providing actions the client may also want to consider.
She has advised companies from craft breweries to medical device manufacturers on their intellectual property assets and certain regulatory issues. She counsels clients on all matters related to intellectual property, including clearing trademarks, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, obtaining and enforcing trademark rights, and conducting due diligence reviews regarding intellectual property in corporate transactions such as M&A.
Additionally, Martha has served as general counsel for a global medical device company with extensive experience with employment issues, data privacy, contract review, M&A, and other corporate activities. She can provide external outside general counsel advice.
Martha has extensive experience protecting brands for breweries, wineries, and distilleries nationally. She received an Up & Coming Attorney of the Year award for her creative approach to a trademark dispute between The Field Museum and her client Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, who has a nationally recognized beer PseudoSue with a dinosaur on the label. The Field Museum has a T-Rex fossil named Sue. Martha found that The Field Museum had a bar with other beers on tap and worked with The Field Museum and the client to get PseudoSue on tap there, merchandise in their shop, and The Field Museum’s logo on PseudoSue labeling in a manner that was financially beneficial to the museum and to the brewery.