MILWAUKEE (July 19, 2017) – Michael Best is pleased to announce that Brenda L. Ambrosius and Li Zhu have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ambrosius will be based in the firm’s Madison office, while Zhu will practice out of the Milwaukee office.
Ambrosius provides strategic counsel regarding trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright, and licensing matters. She counsels clients seeking to expand and protect their bands in the global marketplace. Prior to joining Michael Best, Ambrosius served as in-house trademark counsel for the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances and a global consumer products company.
Zhu’s practice will focus on helping clients protect, enforce, and defend their global brands through strategic trademark counseling and litigation. Zhu previously worked as an associate in the Beijing office of a global law firm and as in-house counsel to a global industrial manufacturer in Beijing.
“Our team is ecstatic to welcome Brenda and Li to Michael Best,” said Lori Meddings, chair of the firm’s Trademark practice. “Li’s international experience and knowledge of Chinese intellectual property laws and policies will bring a lot of new insight to our already established practice. Brenda’s strong background in trademark licensing developed while in-house is yet another skill that will greatly benefit the IP group and the Licensing team.”
Aside from Ambrosius’s legal work, she is involved in various volunteer activities, including as St. Jude Heroes Member for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a Relay for Life Participant for the American Cancer Society, and a United Way volunteer.
Ambrosius received her J.D., cum laude, from Valparaiso University Law School in 2012, her M.S., with honors, from Valparaiso University in 2009, and her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2005.
Zhu received her LL.M. from Stanford Law School in 2016, LL.M. from the University of Groningen in 2004, and her LL.B. from the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, China, in 2003. Zhu also holds a Certificate of Legal Profession Qualification of China.