Lindsey N. Birch

Associate

Overview

Lindsey Birch is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. Lindsey is based in the Milwaukee office where she is a member of the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice Group as well as the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Team. She provides counsel to clients on trademark, trade dress and copyright law matters both domestic and international, including clearance, portfolio management, prosecution, licensing, risk management, defense, and enforcement. Lindsey provides intellectual property support for mergers, acquisitions, sales, and other business transactions. She also has experience in domain name dispute resolution, pharmaceutical name selection, providing risk assessment and counseling concerning false advertising, providing guidance on branded social networking and legal compliance for sweepstakes, skill contests and other promotions. Lindsey also advises clients on a variety of art and cultural property law topics.

Lindsey previously served as a summer associate in Foley’s Milwaukee office. Prior to joining Foley, she interned in the General Counsel’s Office for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and held research and teaching assistant positions at the University of Iowa. 

Publications and Presentations

  • "Trademarks,” Cannabis Mid-Year Update, Foley Blog (2022) 
  • INTA Table Topic Moderator, “Trademark Modernization Act,” Washington, D.C. (2022)
  • A December to Remember: The Trademark Modernization Act Implemented on December 18, 2021, Foley IP Litigation Blog (2021) 
  • “Trademarks,” Reading the Leaves: What’s in Store for Cannabis in 2021, White Paper (2021) 
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Categorical Rule on Trademark Infringement in Romag v. Fossil, Foley IP Litigation Blog (2020)
  • Implications for the Fashion, Apparel & Beauty Industries Due to the Coronavirus, Foley Coronavirus Resource Center Blog (2020)
  • Holocaust-Era Cultural Property Looting: The United States and the Washington Principles, 24 ART ANTIQUITY AND L., 49 (2019)
  • Contextualizing Bring Your Own Device Policies, 44 J. CORP. L., 152 (2019)
  • Presenter, “Henri Matisse and the Pedagogy of Gustave Moreau,” Midwest Art History Society Conference, March 2019 
  • Presenter, “Gustave Moreau: Gravity and Human Form,” Encountering the Body Symposium, April 2018 
  • Presenter, “Gustave Moreau: Defying Gravity,” Ohio University Art History Graduate Symposium, April 2018

Education

  • The University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2019)
    • Senior Note and Comment Editor (2018-2019), Student Writer (2017-2018), The Journal of Corporation Law
    • Recipient, Arthur Bonfield Award for Creative Legal Scholarship
    • Recipient, Bill Higgins Legal Merit Scholarship
    • Recipient, Boyd Service Award
    • Recipient, Equal Justice Foundation Grant
  • The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History (M.A., 2019)
    • Recipient, University of Arizona Graduate Honorarium Grant
    • Recipient, University of Iowa Art History Department Grant 
  • The University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction, 2016)
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Society)
    • Recipient, Stanley Merit Scholarship
    • Recipient, Honors in Art and Art History 

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships

  • International Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association and its Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
  • Wisconsin Bar Association and its Intellectual Property Section  

Languages

  • French (Intermediate)