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Sheila Eddy practices in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret, Internet, and business law, in both transactional and dispute resolution contexts. She works primarily with businesses to assist with their intellectual property and internet needs, including but not limited to:

  • trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring and enforcement
  • copyright registration and enforcement
  • intellectual property licensing and transfers
  • software licensing
  • asset purchase agreements
  • information technology agreements
  • website agreements (Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Copyright Policies)
  • trade secret non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • domain name dispute resolution under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) 
  • online and digital copyright and circumvention dispute resolution Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and DMCA compliance
  • online reputation management (defamation and “revenge porn”)

Sheila’s legal education and previous work experience has also exposed her to the areas of estates and trusts, education and municipal, First Amendment, and corporate law.

In her spare time, Sheila enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, watersports, boating, and reading fiction.

 


Previous Experience

Contract Attorney - Traverse Legal, PLC; 2012-2013

Law Clerk - Traverse Legal, PLC; 2010-2012

Resident Clinician - Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic, MSU College of Law; 2012

Research Assistant - Professor Kristi Bowman of MSU College of Law; 2011-2012

Teaching / Research Assistant - Professor Nancy Costello of MSU College of Law; 2010-2011

Law Clerk - Elder Law of Michigan Legal Hotline; 2010

Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Vice Chairperson
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of West Michigan, Board of Trustees
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012)  
  • Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 2009). Phi Beta Kappa.  

Admitted

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan

Accolades

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law Honoree, 2016

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