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Brianna M. Schonenberg

Brianna M. Schonenberg

office: 414.978.5567
fax: 414.223.5000

Brianna works with clients to recognize and protect intellectual property. She focuses her practice in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, and intellectual property licensing.

Brianna is a registered practitioner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has experience conducting and reviewing patentability and freedom to operate searches, and preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in a number of technologies, including:

  • Chemical technologies — catalyst chemistry, polymers/polymeric compositions, films and laminates, foams, adhesives, fire retardants, wire and cable insulation, coatings, and insulation systems;
  • Mechanical technologies and consumer goods — light fixtures and devices, medical devices, games, optics, home organization goods, die assemblies, safety devices, and hydraulic brake systems;
  • Food packaging and packaging adhesives;
  • Food science — food products and food processing.

In addition to patent prosecution, Brianna has experience managing large domestic and international trademark portfolios, conducting and reviewing trademark searches to evaluate registration opportunities and issues of infringement, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, preparing cease and desist letters, and representing clients in trademark opposition proceedings. Brianna also evaluates copyright matters and counsels clients in protecting copyrightable assets. Further, she has experience representing clients in right of publicity matters.

Brianna also has experience conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations for matters ranging from corporate mergers and acquisitions to venture capital financing.

Brianna graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University Law School, where she served as the managing editor of the Marquette Law Review. She holds a degree in biology, with an emphasis in neurobiology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.




  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • magna cum laude
      • Dean's List
      • Marquette Law Review, Managing Editor
      • Intellectual Property Law Society, President
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Copyrights, Electronic Discovery, Trusts and Estates
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Biology


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office