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Joseph V. Norvell

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Contact
1776 Ash Street
Northfield, IL 60093
jnorvell@NorvellIP.com
Direct   847-809-2212                            Fax       312-268-5063

 

Education
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994

B.S., Finance, with highest honors, University of Illinois, 1991

Admissions
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Dist. Court, C.D. Illinois
U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. Wisconsin
U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois                 U.S. Dist. Court, S.D. Illinois
U.S. Dist. Court, W.D. Wisconsin         U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit      U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit       U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit        U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Indiana   

Practice Summary

Joseph V. Norvell (Joe) is the founding partner of Norvell IP and has over 20 years of experience representing global brands in complex trademark matters.  Joe is regularly lead counsel in U.S. federal court litigation, where he has obtained temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and favorable jury verdicts for his clients.  Mr. Norvell is consistently among the top 25 filers of trademark oppositions with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he has appeared in 100s of proceedings.  Mr. Norvell also has extensive experience in UDRP Internet domain name disputes; corporate trademark licensing; franchising; entertainment; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property audits; trademark enforcement programs; and the management of global trademark portfolios. 

 Mr. Norvell’s expertise on trademark and copyright legal matters is often sought by the media, and the following media outlets have quoted Mr. Norvell on intellectual property issues: Reuters News Service; Chicago Sun-Times, Managing Intellectual Property; IP Law Bulletin; CNNMoney.com; Detroit Free Press; Crain’s ChicagoBusiness.com; KRNV-TV (Reno NV); DallasNews.com; KRON-TV (San Francisco); KVVU-TV (Fox/Las Vegas); WCNC-TV (Charlotte SC); YahooFinance.com; INTA Bulletin and numerous other media outlets.

 Mr. Norvell periodically serves as a mediator for the resolution of intellectual property disputes and is a qualified neutral for the Lanham Act Mediation Program of the Northern District of Illinois, a trademark-specific mediation program that Mr. Norvell helped develop.



Recent Recognitions

  • Leading Lawyers Network, a Law Bulletin Publishing Company, named Mr. Norvell a “Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer.”
  • Named an Illinois “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics “Super Lawyer” Magazine. 
  • Chicago Magazine’s 2008 list of Illinois Rising Stars featuring the top lawyers in the State of Illinois.
  • Recipient of the International Trademark Association’s Volunteer Service Award.

 

Select Recent Activities by Mr. Norvell Include

  • Virgin Enterprises Limited:  Devised United States brand management and protection strategy for Sir Richard Branson’s VIRGIN brand.
  • U.S. Soccer:  Obtained emergency temporary restraining order enjoining The Sports Authority from running ads depicting official U.S. soccer trademarks and players during the World Cup.
  • Francois Associates Architects:  Lead counsel in a six-day federal jury trial on behalf of Russel Francois d/b/a Francois Associates Architects in a copyright infringement and breach of contract case. 
  • Perry Ellis International, Inc.:  Counseled Perry Ellis in connection with numerous copyright and trademark matters.
  • Revenge of the Electric Car:  Legal counsel for full-length documentary film, including rights clearances and errors and omissions insurance.
  • Swanson Tool Company, Inc.:  Conducted ex parte seizure of counterfeit goods and obtained judgment for $600,000 plus reimbursement of attorneys’ fees in a trademark counterfeiting dispute.
  • Sun Chemical Corporation: Managed worldwide trademark portfolio.
  • James R. Hansen:  Represented New York Times bestselling author in contract negotiations with Universal Studios for movie based on the Neil Armstrong biography First Man.


View Representative Litigation Matters


Select Federal Court Matters: 

 3M Company V. Name.Com, LLC, et al. (E.D. Va.)  Represented internet service provider Bluehost, Inc. in contributory trademark infringement claims.

 Brunswick Corporation V. G Richard M Associates, Inc. d/b/a Preray. et al. (S.D.N.Y.) Represented plaintiff Brunswick Corporation in trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, and cybersquatting action concerning infringement of the SEARAY mark.

 Food Concepts International, L.P., v. Abuelo’s Mexican Grill, Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Food Concepts in trademark infringement, dilution and cybersquatting action concerning use of the ABUELO’S name and mark.

 Burberry Limited v. Fellowes, Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y.) Represented defendant Fellowes, Inc. concerning plaid design on BODY GLOVE branded mobile phone cases.

 Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. v. Globex Foreign Exchange Corp. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Chicago Mercantile Exchange in counterfeiting, trademark infringement and cybersquatting action concerning use of the GLOBEX name and mark and globexfx.com domain name.

 United States Soccer Federation, Inc., v. TSA Stores, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff U.S. Soccer in trademark infringement action concerning use of the U.S. Soccer Trademark and Logo.  Successfully obtained temporary restraining order enjoining the airing an infringing commercial on ESPN during the broadcast of the World Cup soccer match between the United States and Slovenia on June 18, 2010.

 Swanson Tool Co., Inc. v. JMK-IIT, Inc. et. al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Swanson Tool in counterfeiting and trademark infringement action concerning counterfeit hand tools. Successfully obtained ex parte seizure order and temporary restraining order.

 The Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. GMI Holdings, Inc. et. al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented defendant Rhine Electronic Co., Ltd. in patent infringement lawsuit regarding U.S. Patent 5,218,282  entitled “Automatic Door Operator Including Electronic Travel Detection”.

 Kingsbury International et al. v. Trade The News, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) Represented defendant Trade The News in copyright infringement lawsuit.

 Robert Trent Jones Licensing Group v. GFSI, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) Represented plaintiff Robert Trent Jones Licensing in suit alleging trademark infringement and breach of licensing agreement.

 Through the Country Door v. JCPenney (W.D. Wis.) Represented JCPenney in copyright infringement case.

 Rees Lee Jones v. Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (S.D. Fla.) Represented Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in right of publicity case.

 Herman Miller, Inc. v. L. Cohen Group et. al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Herman Miller, manufacturer of the Aeron® chair, in counterfeiting, trademark, trade dress and patent infringement action.

 Francois Associates Architects v. Jack Ruch Quality Homes, Inc. et. al. (C.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff architect as lead counsel in six-day copyright infringement jury trial concerning architectural work and technical drawings. Jury verdict in favor of client.

Dennis East International, Inc.  v. AtHome America, Inc. (D. Mass.) Represented defendant AtHome America, Inc. in copyright infringement action.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy v. Heinz et. al. (C.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff and owner of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater® in copyright infringement action.

Riviera Distributors, Inc.  v. Jones et. al. (C.D. Ill.) Represented defendant Midwest Electronic Specialties, Inc. in computer software copyright infringement action.

Swanson Tool Co., Inc. v. Chicago Tools et. al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Swanson Tool in counterfeiting and trademark infringement action concerning counterfeit hand tools. Successfully obtained ex parte seizure order and temporary restraining order.  Obtained judgment for $600,000 plus reimbursement of attorneys’ fees.

 Phillips v. White et. al. (E.D. Wis.) Represented plaintiff in patent inventorship, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition action.

Guthy-Renker Corporation v. Environ Skin Care CC et. al. (C.D. Cal.) Represented defendant Environ Skin Care in trademark infringement action.

Scholz Design, Inc. v. Mark I Construction, Inc. et. al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented defendant architect in copyright infringement action concerning architectural work and technical drawings.

 Kids of America Corp. v. Menard, Inc. et. al. (W.D. Wis.) Represented owner of Menards® hardware stores in copyright infringement and trade dress action concerning rights to sculptural works.

Maui Jim, Inc. v. Serengeti Eyewear, Inc. et. al. (C.D. Ill.) Represented sunglasses manufacturer Maui Jim, Inc. in design patent infringement suit against Serengeti Eyewear.

 Caterpillar Inc. v. The Walt Disney Company et. al. (C.D. Ill.) Represented Caterpillar Inc. in trademark infringement and dilution action concerning unauthorized use of Caterpillar equipment in the movie George of the Jungle 2.

 Weigel Broadcasting Co. v. The United Paramount Network (“UPN”) (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Weigel Broadcasting, owner of the “U” trademark, in trademark infringement action.

 Herman Miller, Inc. v. Nightingale Corporation (N.D. Ill.) Represented Herman Miller, manufacturer of the Aeron® chair, in trade dress and patent infringement action.

 University of Illinois v. UIC Online et. al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented the University of Illinois, owner of the UIC trademark, in trademark infringement action.

 YourVitamins v. Bridgeport, (D. Nev.) Represented plaintiff YourVitamins in trademark infringement and domain name cybersquatting action.

 HOS Development Corporation v. Sport Helmets Inc., (C.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff football helmet manufacturer HOS Development in trademark infringement action concerning the AIR trademark. Negotiated settlement in favor of client in the amount of $72,500.00.

Microsoft Corporation v. Branson (N.D. Ill.) Represented defendant Branson in software copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Microsoft.

Davis & Small Decor v. Desperate Enterprises, et al., (D.S.C.) Represented codefendant The Country Peddlers and Company of America, Inc. in copyright and trade dress infringement action.

Ameritech Corporation v. Phonco Communications (N.D. Ill.) Represented Ameritech Corporation as plaintiff in trademark infringement suit.

 RDV Sports, Inc. v. Logo Connections, Inc. (M.D. Fla.) Represented professional hockey team as defendant in copyright and trademark infringement action.

 Scheffer, Inc. v. Western Printing Machinery, et al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented Western Printing Machinery in patent, false advertising and deceptive trade practices suit.

 Western Printing Machinery v. Powley, et al. (N.D. Ill.) Represented Western Printing Machinery Company in trademark and trade secret action.

The Country Peddlers and Company of America, Inc. v. American Country Shows (E.D. Tex.) Represented Country Peddlers in trademark infringement action.

 Ameritech Corporation v. Quaterra Corporation (E.D. Wis.) Represented Ameritech Corporation, owner of the BELL trademark, in trademark infringement action regarding the Internet domain name; secured judgment against defendant and award of attorneys’ fees to client.

 Signature Financial/Marketing, Inc. v. Shop at Home, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) Trademark infringement action brought on behalf of Signature Financial, a GE Capital company, regarding use of the SHOP AT HOME trademark.

Ameritech Corporation v. Bell Directory Publ. (E.D. Mi.) Represented Ameritech Corporation in trademark infringement action against registrant of Internet domain name.

 The Kiplinger Washington Editors v. Kiplinger Corporation Services (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Kiplinger in trademark infringement action.

Schutt Athletic Sales Company v. Douglas Protective Equipment (N.D. Tex.) Trademark and trade dress infringement action.

 Integrated Paving Concepts, Inc. v. Pat’s Paving (E.D. Md.) Represented plaintiff Integrated Paving in trademark infringement action.

 Ameritech Corporation v. Computer Systems Solutions, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Ameritech Corporation in Internet domain name case.

Ameritech Corporation v. Ameri-Tech Web Svcs. (N.D. Ill.) Represented plaintiff Ameritech Corporation in trademark infringement action concerning Internet domain name.

 


Select Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Matters:

 Virgin Enterprises Limited. v. Steven Moore (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Enterprises Limited, owner of the VIRGIN brand, in opposition proceeding concerning the VIRGIN FARMS trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. David Austin (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the MUNSINGWEAR brand, in opposition proceeding concerning the KANGA BOY trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Angsana Ltd. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the FARAH men’s apparel brand, in opposition to application to register FARAH ANGSANA).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Raining Penguins, LLC (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the ORIGINAL PENGUIN brand, in opposition RAINING PENGUINS trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Angry Penguin Productions, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the ORIGINAL PENGUIN brand, in opposition to application to register ANGRY PENGUIN).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Beth Ellis, LLC (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, a subsidiary of Perry Ellis International, in opposition proceeding concerning BETH ELIS trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Blaszkowska Designs, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the GOTCHA trademark, in opposition proceeding concerning GOSHA trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Luggage America, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the MANHATTAN apparel brand, in opposition proceeding concerning application to register MANHATTAN PLUS).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Lutz & Patmos, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, a subsidiary of Perry Ellis International, in opposition proceeding concerning LEROY & PERRY trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Australian Olympic Committee Incorporated (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the MUNSINGWEAR brand, in opposition proceeding concerning kangaroo design trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Dreamworks Animation, L.L.C. (T.T.A.B.)

(Pending, representing PEI Licensing, a subsidiary of Perry Ellis International and owner of the ORIGINAL PENGUIN brand, in opposition proceeding concerning THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Rebecca Winterhalt (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, owner of the GOTCHA trademark, in opposition proceeding concerning GIRL GOTCH trademark).

 Swanson Tool Co., Inc. v. Cerwin Industries (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Swanson Tool in opposition proceeding concerning SPEED SNAP (stylized) trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Nouveau Eyewear, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, a subsidiary of Perry Ellis International, in opposition proceeding concerning JACKSON PERRY trademark).

 PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Disney Online Studios Canada, Inc (T.T.A.B.). (Pending, representing PEI Licensing, a subsidiary of Perry Ellis International and owner of the ORIGINAL PENGUIN brand, in opposition proceeding concerning CLUB PENGUIN trademark).

 Vanity Fair, Inc. v. Jantzen Apparel, LLC (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing Jantzen Apparel in opposition proceeding concerning CURVALLURE trademark).

 Brunswick Corporation v. RMCL Inc., and G. Richard M. Associates, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending, representing Brunswick in opposition proceeding concerning SEA RAY trademark.).

 Swanson Tool Co., Inc. v. Bill Northrup (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Swanson Tool in opposition proceeding against registration of SPEED WRAP trademark based on a likelihood of confusion and dilution.).

 Sanofi-Aventis v. Sanovi Technologies Corporation (T.T.A.B.)

(Pending; representing Sanovi Technologies in opposition proceeding concerning the SANOVI trademark.).

 Peloton Services, Inc. v. Yountville Partners, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Peloton Services in opposition to application for registration of the mark Brix26*).

 Rodney Masri v. Martinellie, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Pending; representing Mr. Masri in opposition proceeding concerning ENERGY trademark.).

 AtHome America, Inc. v. AMC, Inc.  (T.T.A.B.) (Represented AtHome America in opposition proceeding concerning the AMERICA AT HOME trademark).

 KGS Diamond Holding v. Swanson Tool Company, Inc.  (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Swanson Tool Company in cancellation proceeding concerning the SPEED LINE trademark).

 Apollo Tyres Ltd. v. Tyres International Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented India’s largest tire manufacturer in cancellation action concerning the APOLLO trademark).

 PC Connection, Inc. v. Onaro (NetApp) (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Onaro in opposition proceeding concerning SERVICE CONNECT trademark.)

 Irwin Industrial Tool Co. v. Swanson Tool Co., Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Swanson Tool Co., Inc. in opposition proceeding concerning SPEED trademark)

 SAP AG and SAP America, Inc. v. RedSky Securities, LLC  (T.T.A.B.) (Represented RedSky Securities in opposition to application to register the mark R3).

 QVC, Inc. v. AtHome America, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented AtHome America in opposition to application to register the mark REAL LIFE WITH STYLE).

 Beautopia, LLC et. al. v. TransAmerican Brands, LLC (T.T.A.B.) (Represented TransAmerican Brands in support of application to register the mark FORMULA LATINA).

 Coding Technologies GmbH v. American Audio Components, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Coding Technologies in opposition to application to register the mark AAC based on descriptiveness grounds).

 Sun Chemical Corporation v. DEI Headquarters, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Sun Chemical in opposition to application to register the mark VIPER).

 In re Apollo Colors Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Apollo Colors in support of application to register the mark APOLLO).

 Sun Chemical Corporation v. Imerys Pigments, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Sun Chemical in opposition to application by Imerys to register the mark OPTI-PRINT).

 Atofina v. Noveon IP Holdings Corp. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Noveon, formerly the Performance Materials Segment of The B.F. Goodrich Company, in support of application to register the mark PERMAX).

 International Profit Associates, Inc. v. Colombik & Associates, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented International Profit Associates in opposition to application to register the mark ITA and Design).

 Degussa AG v. Noveon, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Noveon, Inc., formerly the Performance Materials Segment of The B.F. Goodrich Company, in support of application to register the mark ULTRASIL).

 HOS Development Corporation v. Tomkraft Industries, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented football helmet manufacturer in opposition to application to register the mark AIRVANTAGE).

 Schutt Athletic Sales Company v. Airsports Technology (T.T.A.B.) (Represented football helmet manufacturer in successful opposition to application to register the mark AIRSPORTS).

 Ameritech Corporation v. Americatel Corporation (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Ameritech as plaintiff in opposition proceeding).

 Logo Connections, Inc. v. RDV Sports, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented RDV Sports in opposition to its application to register the mark SOLAR BEARS).

 Signature Financial/Marketing, Inc. v. Moore (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Signature Financial, a GE Capital company, in opposition to register the trademark MUSEUMSHOP@HOME).

 Schutt Athletic Sales Company v. Nike, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Schutt in opposition to Nike’s application to register the mark AIR and Design).

Cherry Corporation v. Imedia Corporation (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Cherry Corporation, owner of the mark CHERRY, in opposition to application to register CHERRYPICKER).

 Ameritech Corporation v. Jeman Holdings, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Represented Ameritech in five oppositions to trademark applications consisting of toll free telephone number prefixes, such as 888,877, etc.).

 Navistar International Transportation Corp. v. Mack Trucks, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) (Opposition proceeding filed against application to register trade dress for truck grill design).

View Publications

 

“The Fair Use Doctrine What newsletter editors need to know – in simple language” (co-author), Newsletter Strategy Session, February 2, 2005.

 “U.S. Trademark Application/Prosecution Strategies” (co-author), Trademark Law: Beyond the Basics, April 15, 2003.

“The Moseley decision: The Supreme Court on Trademark Dilution” (co-author), The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 17, No. 11, April 2003.

“Trademark Dilution: Likelihood of Confusion Among the Courts? The Dangers of Putting Your Company’s Brands at Risk” (co-author), The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 17, No. 9, February 2003.

“Mediation Gets Results, Study of Chicago's Lanham Act Mediation Program Released,” INTA Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 3, February 1, 2001.

“An Evaluation of the Lanham Act Mediation Program U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois" (contributing author), November 2000.

“1998-1999 U.S. Trademark Counterfeiting Cases” (co-author) Asian Patent Attorneys Association News, 27 APAA News, 2000.

“Mediating Trademark Cases in the Windy City,” Managing Intellectual Property, No. 84, p. 22, November 1998.

 “1997-1998 U.S. Cases Decided Under The Trademark Counterfeiting Act of 1994” (co-author), Asian Patent Attorneys Association News, 26 APAA News, 1999.

“The Conflict Between Trademark Rights and Internet Domain Names,” International Legal Strategy, Vol. VII-3, March 15, 1998.

“1996-1997 U.S. Reported Cases Decided Under the Trademark Counterfeiting Act of 1984” (co-author), Asian Patent Attorneys Association News, 25 APAA News, 124, May 1998.

“Seizure of Counterfeit Goods Under U.S. Law as Required by the TRIPS Agreement, the Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1995, and 1994-1995 U.S. Cases Involving Counterfeiting” (co-author), Asian Patent Attorneys Association News, 23 APAA News, 145, May 1996.

 

View Presentations

 

“Speak Your Mind: Public Speaking Gets Personal” (speaker), International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2, 2015. (prospective)

 “The Inside Track: Leadership Skills” (discussion host), Table Topic, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2, 2015. (prospective)

 “United States Copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act for Social Media” (speaker), Client Seminar, London, UK, July , 2014.

 “Legally Responsible’ Green and Natural Marketing” (speaker), International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 24, 2010.

  “Responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP)” (speaker), In-House and Outside Counsel Relations Program, International Trademark Association, New York, New York, March 1, 2010.

 “Creating the Perfect Partnership:  In-House and Outside Counsel Relations” (program co-chair and speaker), International Trademark Association, Globe House, London, United Kingdom, Friday, June 12, 2009.

 “Intellectual Property Law for Business Lawyers” (program chair and speaker), Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, November 29, 2007.

  “Global Topics in a Shrinking World” (speaker), International Trademark Association Leadership Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 8, 2007.

 “Trade Dress Law” (speaker), International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 1, 2007.

 “Digital Millennium Copyright Act – Defining the DMCA’s Limits” (speaker), Client Seminar, Chicago, IL, April 18, 2006.

 “From the Coca-Cola bottle to the iPod, How Companies use Intellectual Property to Protect their Product Packaging and Designs” (speaker), Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago, IL, January 25, 2006.

 “Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions in Intellectual Property Cases” (speaker), Client Seminar, Chicago, IL, October 25, 2005.

 “Inside Grokster” (Roundtable Panelist), Internet Law & Strategy, Vol. 3, Number 8A, August/September 2005.

 Deposition Workshop (speaker), International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 17, 2005.

 “Copyright Law for the Corporation,” SkyRadio Interview heard on United, Delta and American Airlines, February 20, 2005.

“Trademark and Copyright Law for the Corporation” (speaker), Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago, IL, March 3, 2004.

“What Every Corporation Should Know About Music Licensing” (speaker), Client Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 23, 2003.

 “Trademark Application/Prosecution Issues” (speaker), LexisNexis Presents: Trademark Law: Beyond the Basics, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2003.

“The Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995 – Six Years Later” (speaker), Client Seminar, Chicago, IL, July 15, 2002.

“Comparative Ethics in Trademark Law” (speaker), International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 22, 2002.

“Licensing Outside Your Company’s Country of Operation” (discussion host), Table Topic, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2002.

“They Keep dot COMing - Legal Issues on the Internet, A Global Perspective” (speaker), Client Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 15, 2001.

“How to set up and manage a licensing program” (discussion host), Table Topic, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 12, 1998.

“Legal Issues Surrounding the Internet: the Communications Decency Act of 1996” (speaker), Bradley University, Peoria, IL, November 13, 1996.

View Memberships and Affiliations

 

Qualified Lanham Act Neutral in Voluntary Mediation Program Northern District of Illinois

 Richard Linn American Inn of Court Master, 2006-2009

 International Trademark Association

 Leadership Development Committee Programs Committee

2010 Annual Meeting Project Team

The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Lake County Bar Association

Civil Litigation Committee

Chicago Bar Association

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago