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Christian S. Morgan

Contact

333 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 2700          Chicago, IL 60604
cmorgan@NorvellIP.com
Direct   773-966-2467  Fax       312-268-5063

 

Education
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017, cum laude

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014, High Distinction

Admissions
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois                    

Practice Summary

As an Associate at Norvell IP, Christian advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and portfolio management.  Christian also advises clients on IP-related transactions, such as acquisition and licensing agreements, and has litigation experience through his work on federal district court cases and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). 

Before joining the firm, Christian was a Summer Associate at Norvell IP.  While in law school, Christian served as a Senior Editor of the International Law Review—where his research on Cuban trademark law and its impact on small businesses was published—an Associate Editor of the Health Law and Policy Law Review, and was a member of the Latino Law Student Association.  In addition, Christian earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advocacy, studied Advanced Federal Litigation Practice under the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, and was a Chicago IP Colloquium Fellow.  Christian also externed for the Honorable Sara L. Ellis and the in-house intellectual property group at Mintel Group, Ltd.

Areas of Emphasis and Experience

  • Trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and portfolio management
  • Worldwide trademark clearance and risk assessment
  • Transactional licensing and acquisition agreements
  • Intellectual property ligation, including inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Domain name acquisition and ICANN disputes

Representative Litigation Matters

Seide et al. v. Level-(1) Global Solutions, LLC et al. (N.D. Ill.). Represented plaintiffs David Seide and Defined Space, Inc. in copyright infringement and breach of contract case in federal court. 

Publications

El Bloqueo and Small Business: Revisiting Trademark Protections Amidst Changing United States-Cuba Relations, 13 Loy. U. Chi. Int’l L. Rev. 141 (2016).

 Analyzing Recent Trends in the Debate Over Gene Patents: United States and Australia, 25 Annals Health L. 64 (2015).

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association
International Trademark Association