Sarah B. Ferguson


333 South Wabash
Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60604
Direct   773-790-4856
Fax       312-268-5063


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015, cum laude

B.A., West Virginia University, 2010


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


Practice Summary

Sarah Ferguson is an associate at Norvell IP.  She advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, with emphasis on trademark issues across a range of industries, including the financial and fashion industries.  Sarah's practice focuses on worldwide trademark clearance, procurement, enforcement and portfolio management, as well as trademark and copyright litigation in federal court and before the US Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

During law school, Sarah was a competitor at the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition and the National IP Law Meets transactional competition.  Sarah received the CALI Excellence for The Future Award in Intellectual Property and was awarded Volunteer Law Student of the Year (2013) at Cabrini Green Legal Aid where she helped the homeless and those at risk of homelessness obtain employment and housing.  Sarah also externed for the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall and in the Intellectual Property litigation group at Bryan Cave LLP.

Areas of Emphasis and Experience

  • Intellectual property enforcement actions
  • Worldwide trademark counseling and portfolio management
  • Trademark clearance and risk assessment
  • Transactional licensing and assignment agreements
  • Domain name and Internet intellectual property enforcement
  • Intellectual property inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T.T.A.B.)

Memberships & Affiliations

International Trademark Association

Chicago Women in IP

Chicago Bar Association