Ms. Buurma concentrates her practice in intellectual property law and related litigation.

After receiving a B.S. in Biomedical Science in 1998, Ms. Buurma received a J.D., cum laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2002. Her practice includes domestic and foreign trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement; ex parte and inter parties proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; certification; the Fastener Quality Act; intellectual property licensing; copyright prosecution and enforcement; rights of publicity; domain name and UDRP proceedings; entertainment law; litigation involving intellectual property; and client counseling. Ms. Buurma handles the development and management of worldwide trademark portfolios and has extensive experience in resolving trademark, copyright and domain name disputes. She currently represents clients in a broad gamut of industries, including gaming, certification, construction, automotive, education, apparel, food, building material, restaurant, healthcare, medical, financial, computer hardware and software, telecommunications and retail.

Melinda B. Buurma

115 West Huron Street
Suite 700
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1318
Office: (734) 222-6105
Cell: (248) 703-7831
Fax: (734) 761-5957