AJ Schumacher is an associate and intellectual property attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright legal issues. Mr. Schumacher has experience counseling clients on both domestic and global trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, defense, and enforcement matters. As part of this, Mr. Schumacher represents clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as in UDRP actions. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Schumacher was a legal intern at Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, a global investment management firm, where his work included the review of policies and practices to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, including the SEC’s Pay-to-Play Rule, blue sky laws, and escheatment laws. He also served as a law clerk at two Milwaukee based law firms.
Mr. Schumacher received his law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016), where he was a member and associate editor of the Marquette Law Review, leader for the Marquette Academic Success Program, and earned seven CALI Awards for the highest score, including awards in copyrights, media law, civil procedure, and evidence. He also served as a research assistant for both Dean Joseph D. Kearney and then-Associate Dean Matthew Parlow of the Marquette University Law School. Mr. Schumacher earned his bachelor’s degree in legal studies with a minor in business administration from Gannon University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2012).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Mr. Schumacher is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois and is a member of the LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin.