Enrico Schaefer

Enrico Schaefer

Traverse Legal, PLC
  • Business Law, Communications & Internet Law, Intellectual Property ...
  • California, Michigan
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Mr. Schaefer is a seasoned trial attorney practicing internet, copyright, domain name, social media, copyright, trademark, consumer class action and mass tort law on a global basis. Mr. Schaefer has significant experience in internet and technology company representation, having been named President and General Counsel of an internet start-up company in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Schaefer has been retained on domain valuation issues in divorces, business asset valuation and other matters, having developed domain name valuation methodologies for use by courts, judges and juries. Mr. Schaefer understands the issues facing technology companies and brick-and-mortar companies with technology and internet issues. He is a software developer and technologist. Mr. Schaefer represents domain name registries, registrars, internet service providers, web hosting companies, social media influencers, brand owners, web developers, e-commerce providers, affiliate marketers and many others in the technology space across a wide range of issues.

Michigan State University
J.D. (1990) | Law
Honors: Graduated first in class. Won more academic awards than anyone in school history.
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Albion College
B.A. (1986) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Traverse Legal, PLC
- Current
Changing the Way Law is Practiced. In 2004, Traverse Legal was a start-up. We created brand new business models for law that is now used by some to the biggest law firms in the country. We invented and incorporated technology into our process and client relations, which are still innovative and unique. We have represented clients of all types in connection with technology, Internet law, Intellectual Property and business matters. We can help you.As a niche law firm with controlled overhead and specialized practice areas, we can provide more cost-effective, knowledgeable and strategic representation than the large law firms we go up against every day. Our clients are based in over 25 different countries around the globe. There is a reason why some of the largest and most successful companies in the world select Traverse Legal to handle matters within our areas of experience.
Speaking Engagements
Building New Business Models of Law, Internet Law Leadership Conference 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Internet Law Leadership Summit
Michigan JD- Mich does not provide certifications for IP lawyers
Michigna State Bar
American Jurisprudence- Civil Procedure
American Jurisprudence
Also won in a variety of other course from Constitutional Law to Contracts.
Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 43506
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P43506
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Flat fee and alternative fee arrangements welcome.
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Intellectual Property
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Additional Practice Areas
  • Constitutional Law
  • Social Media & Influencer
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I have a questions about copyright infringement and my stolen content
A: This is a common problem. The first thing you should do is register your copyrights. You typically have less leverage if you are not registered. Registration will definitely help you with infringement moving forward. I would need to know more about where the works are being copied from and other details to give you my best thoughts. Check out these articles and feel free to reach out...


Q. Licensee Exam Questions - Copyrights
A: Potentially, yes. these are always fact specific questions. one fact can change the answer. but if you copied questions that are copyright protected, even from memory, there might be an issue. The real question would be what you intended to do with them next.
Q. Copyrights of public places. Coloring book of public places.
A: A building itself is not a copyrighted work. A picture or painting of a building is fixed in tangible form, and becomes copyrightable. There are possible trademark issue if a building is part of a mark (think statute of liberty and liberty mutual). The TM issue does not seem to apply to your book idea. I would encourage you to hire a copyright lawyer to review and provide an opinion if you are uncomfortable with the risk.
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Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Copyright Law
Cybersquatting & Domain Name Disputes
Internet Law Blog
Trademark Law Blog
Contact & Map
810 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Telephone: (231) 932-0411 Ext. 12
Telephone: (231) 932-0411 Ext. 12
Fax: (231) 932-0636