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Ann Arbor, Mich.—Feb. 1, 2017–Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that Brinks’ Ann Arbor office has received the 2017 Corporate INTL global award as Unfair Competition Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Michigan. The announcement was made by Steven L. Oberholtzer, managing shareholder of the Ann Arbor office.

“We are pleased to receive this honor for our work in unfair competition litigation. It is especially gratifying to receive the award as we celebrate Brinks’ 100 year anniversary in 2017,” Oberholtzer said.

Corporate INTL magazine is subscribed to by business leaders, professional advisors, investors and in-house counsellors across the globe. It provides news on the global and regional business environment, expert commentary from leading business advisors and analysis on active markets and sectors around the world. The company also provides handbooks and advisor guides. The Corporate INTL legal awards began in 2008; the award nomination process is detailed here.

Brinks’ Ann Arbor office is one of the firm’s seven offices in the U.S.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.  Our more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law.  Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices.  More information is at

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