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Shyla N. Jones

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Contact
333 S. Wabash Avenue
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60654
sjones@NorvellIP.com
Direct   773-966-2467                        Cell       312-420-3664
Fax       312-268-5063

Education
J.D., Santa Clara University, 2012
B.S., Lake Superior State University, 2008

Admissions
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois                 United States Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Summary

Shyla Jones is an associate at Norvell IP.  She counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law and brand protection, with an emphasis on trademark, trade dress, and design patent issues across a range of industries including the travel, entertainment, fashion, software and technology, hospitality, food and beverage, and beauty and wellness industries.  Shyla’s practice focuses on trademark enforcement, procurement, and portfolio management, as well as design patent prosecution.  Shyla is also an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, where she serves as co-chair for the Young Lawyers Society Intellectual Property Committee.

Prior to joining Norvell IP, Shyla worked at Saper Law Offices where she managed the firm’s trademark portfolio.  Her prior experience also includes working for an intellectual property boutique in San Jose, CA and TMI, Associates, Inc. in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.


Areas of Emphasis and Experience

  • Intellectual property litigation, including Inter Partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T.T.A.B.)
  • Worldwide trademark counseling and portfolio management
  • U.S. trademark and design patent prosecution
  • Intellectual property risk assessment
  • Domain name acquisition and ICANN disputes


Representative Litigation Matters

Representative Federal Court Matters: 

 Virgin Enterprises Limited v. Jai Mundi, Inc. (N.D. Ill) Representing Virgin Enterprises in a trademark infringement, dilution, and unfair competition action concerning use of the VIRGIN trademark.

Xtreme Tools International, Inc. v. Universal Beauty Products, Inc. (S.D. Fla.) Represented Universal Beauty in a trademark infringement, false description, false designation of origin, and unfair competition in a concerning use of “pure natural” and secured a favorable dismissal.


Representative Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Matters:

Virgin Enterprises Limited v. Frias Holding Co. (T.T.A.B.) Represented Virgin Enterprises in two opposition proceedings concerning the VIRGIN trademark and secured a favorable settlement.

Virgin Enterprises Limited v. Kelly Kary (T.T.A.B.) Represented Virgin Enterprises in an opposition proceeding concerning the VIRGIN trademark and secured a favorable settlement.

Virgin Enterprises Limited v. DRL Enterprises, Inc. (T.T.A.B.) Representing Virgin Enterprises in a consolidated opposition proceeding concerning the VIRGIN trademark.

Virgin Enterprises Limited v. James Arnim White (T.T.A.B.) Representing Virgin Enterprises in a cancellation proceeding concerning the VIRGIN trademark.

Virgin Enterprises Limited v. Jason Mayer; Virgin Enterprises Limited v. Jason Mayer & Paul Brzostek (T.T.A.B.) Representing Virgin Enterprises in a consolidated opposition proceeding concerning the VIRGIN trademark. 

Virgin Enterprises Limited v. Mama Shelter (T.T.A.B.) Representing Virgin Enterprises in an opposition proceeding concerning the VIRGIN trademark.

 

Presentations

“Careers in Intellectual Property Law” – Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, February 2016

“Law 101 for the New Business Owner” Creative Chicago Expo, March 2014

“Trademarks and Copyrights 101:  Back to Basics” SCORE in Chicago, February 2014

“Intellectual Property Workshop” SCORE in Barrington, January 2014

“In Fashion and Out of Trouble” Chicago-Kent College of Law, November 2013

“Fashion Intellectual Property Law and eCommerce Considerations for Online Boutiques” Columbia College Chicago Fashion Business Workshop, September 2013


Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  •  YLS IP Committee Co-Chair
  • Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago