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Matthew Witsman

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Contact
333 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60604
mwitsman@norvellip.com

Direct       773.966.2730

Fax          312-268-5063

Education

J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2017

B.A., University of Dayton, 2014

Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois                

Practice Summary

Matt, an Associate at Norvell IP, advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and portfolio management. Matt also advises clients on technology and IP licensing agreements, and has litigation experience through his work on federal district court cases and trademark disputes.

Before joining the firm, Matt was a judicial extern in the United States District Court for the Central District for the Honorable Sue E. Myerscough. Additionally, Matt served as a legal intern in the Department of Athletics at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. While there, Matt generated strategies to foster the growth of the University’s brand identity worldwide.


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 litigation, including inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Domain name acquisition and ICANN disputes