Leslie Hartford represents companies across a variety of industries in resolving trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent disputes. She is particularly adept at quickly assessing a company’s key business drivers and working with her clients to develop a strategic and early resolution.
Leslie is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and assists clients with data privacy and information management issues.
I handle all stages of trademark enforcement and defense, both in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as unfair competition and related cases. I also advise and represent clients on matters of copyright infringement and defense.
My commercial litigation practice includes managing litigation for software implementation disputes and related claims.
I advise clients on issues of data privacy, both at the state and federal level, and represent clients in related litigation. I also counsel companies regarding cybersecurity and identity theft/fraud.
Data privacy will continue to grow in importance, particularly as personal mobile devices are increasingly connected via apps, email, and messaging services. Companies need to be aware of their obligations and best practices.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Duke University, B.A.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
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