Brenda is an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on copyright and trademark law. She advises her clients on selecting, registering and protecting their trademark and copyright portfolios, negotiating software licensing contracts, drafting and reviewing publishing, licensing and consulting agreements, and creating and interpreting copyright and intellectual property policies. Brenda’s clients include colleges and universities, health care organizations and companies, consumer and retail businesses, authors and publishers, and educational,
scientific and cultural organizations. Looked to as a leader in her field, Brenda regularly presents on copyright, trademark, publishing and higher education topics for the BBA, TAA, MCLE and other entities.
Brenda is actively involved in her industry, currently serving as the secretary of the Executive Council of the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA). As a long-time member, she also serves on TAA’s Publishing Practices Committee. Brenda served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Boston Bar Association’s College and University section from 2015-2021, serving as co-chair from 2016-2018. Brenda was also the co-chair of the BBA’s Arts, Entertainment, & Sports Law Committee from 2006-2008. Brenda is also an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the Copyright Society of the USA.
Brenda regularly provides pro bono legal services to individual artists through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts and to the Voices and Faces Project. She is on the board of Making Music Matters, an organization committed to providing high quality instrumental music education to students in the Boston Public Schools and a founding member of the Boston Latin Academy‘s Arts Expansion Task Force.
Prior to joining Archstone Law Group as a shareholder in 2019, Brenda was a partner in her predecessor firm, Rubin & Ulrich, where she focused on copyright, trademark, publishing and higher education law. Brenda first practiced law as a litigation associate at the firm of Palmer & Dodge, LLP (now Locke Lord).