About Me, Michael K. Fretwell

I am an associate attorney at Laubscher, Spendlove & Laubscher. My practice covers a range of intellectual property (IP) fields, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. I have worked with individuals and businesses of all sizes, and have handled a variety of matters, including IP procurement and protection, strategic counsel, contract/licensing review, and litigation. Though my interests involve many areas of IP, I am especially interested in branding, advertising, digital media, and tech. I also enjoy working with and assisting individual inventors and artists.


  • Counsel to start-ups regarding branding, trademark procurement, and IP protection.
  • Counsel to small and medium sized businesses regarding portfolio management and infringement issues.
  • Assisting individuals with protecting their inventions, designs and creations.
  • Research and opinions covering numerous IP issues, including trademark procurement, infringement, patentability, and freedom to operate.
  • Patent and trademark litigation.
  • Preparing a range of USPTO Office Action responses.


  • Maryland Court of Appeals


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • Loyola University of Maryland
    Bachelor of Arts, Digital Media Communications

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association