CONFIDENTIAL FREE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATIONS (312-372-7664) nationwide by experienced trademark lawyer and
ip trial lawyer, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, LaGrange, Illinois and SW Michigan (Coloma).
I offer a full range of international trademark law services, including domain name infringement and trademark infringement
litigation, in Chicago, Illinois, SW Michigan, and worldwide, to address your international trademark, service mark, tradename, trade dress, counterfeit,
Internet and domain name needs and questions, including trademark infringement litigation, trademark searches, trademark applications,
opinions, transfers, branding, royalties, licensing, keying or keyword infringement and trademark litigation involving
registered and unregistered or common law trademarks, service marks and tradenames.
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Intellectual property law firm perennially ranked among the "TOP
TRADEMARK FIRMS" in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today, a monthly publication focused on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright
law. Ip law firm also perennially ranked among the "TOP PATENT
FIRMS" in the U.S. in Intellectual Property Today.
Providing practical and comprehensive
legal representation in trademark matters to hundreds of clients worldwide ranging from small businesses and private entrepreneurs
to publicly-traded companies, including the world's largest corporate trademark licensing company, a pharmaceutical company
with proprietary and generic drug interests, the largest video catalog in the United States, the two largest music catalogs
in the United States, the largest movie store on the Internet, one of the largest catalog and Internet direct marketers
of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, products featured on ABC's Shark Tank, one of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite
Things 2010, products featured on QVC, one of Internet Retailer's Top 50 Best of the Web, one of Internet Retailer Top
50 Retailing Sites, and one of the 2011 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies, including representation in
trademark infringement and trademark litigation matters.
Offering a CONFIDENTIAL FREE INITIAL REVIEW of a company's pending trademark infringement litigation (lawsuits) and insurance
policies to find insurance coverage and an insurance company's duty to pay the attorneys' fees and costs of the trademark
infringement litigation defense. Upon completion of the free review, selectively defending trademark infringement litigation
at no cost to the client. Click here for an overview of FREE TRADEMARK LITIGATION DEFENSE. Alternative
billing arrangements, such as flat fee billing, flat rate billing, hybrid billing, and contingency or contingent fee arrangements,
are also available for many matters, including trademark infringement litigation.
Performed thousands of trademark searches and filed hundreds of United
States trademark applications and international trademark applications. Using state-of-the-art computerized trademark
portfolio management software register, monitor, maintain, renew and protect clients' trademarks worldwide.
Unparalleled success in trademark infringement litigation, handling dozens of matters in Chicago, Michigan, and worldwide
for and against various Fortune 100 companies, including being lead counsel in lawsuits involving the intellectual property
of such notables as Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc., Albion Laboratories, Inc, J.C. Whitney & Co., Microsoft Corporation,
Polo Ralph Lauren, Deston Therapeutics, L.L.C., PruGen, Inc., Rivers Edge Pharmaceuticals, L.L.C., Toll Brothers Homes, Inc.,
Sean John Clothing, Inc., Intel Corporation, AutoZone, Inc., PracticeWorks, Inc. (a Kodak company), Kellogg North America
Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (Navistar), CheckFree Corporation, United Brands Company, Inc., Americash
Loans, LLC, Budget Rent A Car Corporation, American National Red Cross, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Cibavision Corporation, Conseco,
Inc., Windermere Holding, LLC, Thomas Kincade, Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Fusion Projects, LLC, Tampico Beverages,
Sazerac Company, Inc., Alliance Labs, LLC, Stratus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sonar Products, Inc., U.S. Auto Parts Network,
Inc., Gaither Tool Company, Summit Tool Company d/b/a Ken-Tool,
Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation, Coach, Inc., Coach Services, Inc., Paris Presents, Incorporated, Rucci, Inc., TJX Companies,
Inc. d/b/a TJ Maxx, Aircraft Gear Corporation, Trail Gear, Inc., American Beverage Corporation, Florida Fruit Juices, Inc.,
LiquiTech, Inc. and Enrich Products, Inc.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER USING THE SERVICES
OF AN EXPERIENCED TRADEMARK ATTORNEY TO FILE TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS?
A recent study indicates that
hiring an experienced trademark attorney statistically gives you a much greater chance of successfully registering your trademark
or service mark.
In “Do Trademark Lawyers Matter?” University
of North Carolina School of Law faculty members Jon McClanahan and Deborah Gerhardt studied applications filed from 1985 to
2010 to determine whether having a trademark attorney makes a difference in getting your application approved by the USPTO.
The study concluded that yes, in fact, it does. “These data
suggest that the presence of a lawyer made a meaningful difference,” the researchers wrote.
The study found that inexperienced, non-attorney applicants’ chances for
registration would have increased by 50 percent if they had used an attorney to file their application.
experience defending individuals and small businesses against so-called "trademark bullies" or "trademark bullying."
As the United States Trademark Office has stated, a trademark bully
"could be described as a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond
what the law might be reasonably interpreted to allow." Trademark bullies are considered such
a problem that legislation has been passed and the United States Trademark Office has
begun studies to address trademark bullying and the litigation tactics of trademark bullies. Indeed, the
Trademark and Technical Conforming Amendment of 2010 directs the Secretary of Commerce to "study and report"
to Congress on “The extent to which small businesses may be harmed by litigation tactics attempting to enforce trademark
rights beyond a reasonable interpretation of the scope of the rights granted to the trademark owner.”