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Michael Grynberg

  • Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Professional Development; Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5622
  • ​717 Lewis Center

Michael Grynberg joined the College of Law in 2012 after teaching at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Professor Grynberg's research focuses on intellectual property law. Before beginning his teaching career, he practiced appellate and telecommunications law in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he clerked for the Honorable Edward R. Becker, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Professor Grynberg graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review. He received his BA from Carleton College.


B.A., Carleton College; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Courses Taught

  • Copyright
  • Internet Law
  • Property
  • Trademark



2016 A Trademark Defense of the Disparagement Bar, 126 Yale L.J. Forum 178 (2016). string;#Click Here
2016 Thick Marks, Thin Marks, 67 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 13 (2016). string;#Click Here
2015 The Meaning of Hana; The Promise of Lexmark, 39 Colum. J.L. & Arts 41 (2015). string;#Click Here
2014 More Than IP: Trademark Among the Consumer Information Laws, 55 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1429 (2014). string;#Click Here
2011 The Judicial Role in Trademark Law, 52 B.C. L. Rev. 1283 (2011). string;#Click Here
2010 Property is a Two-Way Street: Personal Copyright Use and Implied Authorization, 79 Fordham L. Rev. 435 (2010). string;#Click Here
2009 Things Are Worse Than We Think: Trademark Defenses in a “Formalist” Age, 24 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 897 (2009). string;#Click Here
2008 Trademark Litigation as Consumer Conflict, 83 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 60 (2008). string;#Click Here
2004 The Road Not Taken: Initial Interest Confusion, Consumer Search Costs, and the Challenge of the Internet, 28 Seattle U.L. Rev. 97 (2004). string;#Click Here