Ashly Boesche

Phone: 312-554-7987

Email: aboesche@pattishall.com

Bio

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • DePaul University (B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

Illinois

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Ashly Boesche

Ashly Iacullo Boesche is a Partner at Pattishall McAuliffe with extensive trademark, copyright, and domain name experience. Before becoming an attorney at Pattishall, Ashly worked for many years as a law clerk and litigation specialist, providing her with invaluable hands-on experience in all aspects of the firm's practice.

Ashly has dealt with a variety of issues in non-patent intellectual property law. She enjoys collaborating directly with clients to problem-solve and form efficient and cost effective strategies in protecting clients' rights. She immerses herself in her clients' businesses and enjoys working on projects at various stages. She also has extensive experience in trademark clearance and prosecution.

While Ashly handles all facets of non-patent intellectual property law, she has a strong background litigating in federal courts across the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has handled cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Ashly has extensive experience with discovery of electronically stored information and has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a "Top Rated E-Discovery Lawyer."

Ashly is an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching a course on trademarks and unfair competition. She also serves as the Chicago-Kent team coach for students competing in the International Trademark Association's annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. In her debut year as a moot court coach, 2014, one of Ashly's teams won First Place and Best Brief at the Midwest Regional Competition and Fourth Place at the National Championship. Ashly successfully led the 2016 Chicago-Kent moot court team to First Place and Best Brief at the Midwest Regional Competition and Second Place finishes in overall performance, brief and oral argument at the National Championship held at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. Ashly's leadership in coaching extended into 2017, when her team won First Place and Best Brief at the Midwest Regional Competition. In late Spring 2016, the Chicago-Kent College of Law Intellectual Property Law Society awarded Ashly its "2016 Distinguished Alumna Award."

Ashly has received a number of other honors and professional awards. Ashly is particularly honored to have received the 2010 David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association. Ashly was recognized in 2010, 2012 and 2014-2017 as an Illinois "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2011, Ashly was invited to attend the American College of Trial Lawyers' annual meeting in La Quinta, California, at which the Pattishall firm was honored "for representing the College with Honor and Distinction"; Ashly had served as lead counsel for the College in an important domain name case.

In law school, Ashly served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal of Intellectual Property, and received the 2005 Bar and Gavel Award, which honors graduating students who have given outstanding service to the law school, the community and the law profession. She also won the 2003 CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Ashly is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuits, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Industry Expertise

  • Automobiles & Components
  • Consumer Durables & Apparel
  • Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure
  • Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Real Estate
  • Health Care Equipment & Services

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Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Law Bulletin Media : Recognized as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2017
  • 2017 Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law and Best Lawyers : Nominated to the "Women of Influence" Awards
  • 2017 Best Lawyers Business Edition : Recognized as a Chicago Nominee for the 2017 "Women of Influence" Awards
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Rising Star" and a "Top Rated E-Discovery Lawyer"
  • 2017 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2016 Emerging Lawyers Magazine : Selected as an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois for 2017
  • 2016 The Chicago-Kent College of Law Intellectual Property Law Society : 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property
  • 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2015 Leading Lawyers : Selected as an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois for 2016
  • 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 2014 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine : One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine : An Illinois "Rising Star"
  • 2011 The American College of Trial Lawyers : Honored the Pattishall firm "for representing the College with Honor and Distinction" in litigation. David Hilliard and Ashly Iacullo Boesche accepted the award, as counsel for the College.
  • 2010 Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Intellectual Property Committee : David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Chair
  • 2010 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2005 Bar and Gavel Honor Society : Honorary Member
  • 2003 Chicago-Kent College of Law : CALI Excellence for the Future in Trial Advocacy

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Representative Trials, Appeals & Litigation

  • John King Chains Limited v. John King USA, Inc., et. al., Case No. 1:17-cv-1094-MMM-JEH (C.D. Ill. 2017) (Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition)
  • LC Trademarks, Inc. v. Fitza Pizza, LLC, Opposition No. 91223491 (TTAB 2017) (Trademark)
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. v. BG Products, Inc., Case No. 8:17-cv-00420-JSM-AAS (M.D. Fla. 2017) (False Advertising)
  • Eclipse Gaming Systems, LLC v. Antonucci, Case No. 1:17-cv-00196 (N.D. Ill. 2017) (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Violations of the Illinois Computer Crime Prevention Law, Breach of Fiduciary Duty)
  • Eclipse Gaming Systems, LLC v. Digital Dynamics Software, Inc., Case No. 2016-ch-08122 (Cook County, Illinois, Judge Garcia) (Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference with Prospective Business Expectancies)
  • Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH v. Boost Software, Opposition No. 92064698 (TTAB 2016) (Abandonment)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH v. Matthew Boesch, Opposition No. 91228367 (TTAB 2016) (Trademark)
  • MasterCard International Incorporated v. Cinkciarz.PL, Opposition No. 91230490 (TTAB 2016) (Trademark)
  • Trek Bicycle Corporation v. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Opposition No. 91227937) (TTAB 2016) (Trademark)
  • American Bridal and Prom Industry Association, Inc. et al v. John Does 1-100 (V-Bridal), Case No. 1:16-cv-00023 (N.D. Ill. 2016) (Case dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction, preliminary injunction denied) (Trademark Infringement, Copyright Infringement)
  • SRI USA, Inc. and Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. v. Pirelli Tyre S.p.A., Opposition No. 9124155 (TTAB 2015) (Trademark)
  • American Medical Association v. Jama Software, Inc., Opposition No. 91223410 (TTAB 2015) (Trademark)
  • C.R. Bard, Inc. v. Medline Industries, Inc., Opposition No. 91223009 (TTAB 2015) (Trademark)
  • Royal Purple, LLC v. David Ward et al, Case No. 4:13-cv-03271 (S.D. Texas, June 2016, Judge Atlas) (Trade Secret, Trademark Infringement, RICO)
  • Intex Marketing Ltd. v. The Coleman Company, Inc., Opposition No. 91220432 (TTAB 2015) (Trademark)
  • RM Acquisition, LLC (Rand McNally) v. Dynamic Network Solutions, Inc., Cancellation No. 92060727 and Opposition No. 91220432 (TTAB 2014) (Genericness)
  • Sweet Street Desserts, Inc. v. Chudleigh's Ltd., Case Nos. 15-1445, 15-1548, Third Circuit Court of Appeals (2015) (Affirming summary judgment for Chudleigh's on Plaintiff's tortious interference claim) (Tortious Interference, Trade Dress Infringement, Functionality)
  • Flambeau, Inc. v. The Coleman Company, Inc., Opposition Nos. 92060501, 92060505 (TTAB 2015) (Trademark)
  • ON Optimum Nutrition Limited v. Zia Barkatullah, Opposition No. 91204581 (TTAB 2014) (Trademark)
  • Beauty Solutions, Ltd. v. Concept Laboratories, Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-01703 (S.D.N.Y., 2014, Judge Woods test) (Confidentiality, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition)
  • Levin v. The Posen Foundation, Case No. 1:13-cv-08102 (N.D. Ill. 2013) (Copyright Infringement, Implied Contract/Quantum Meruit) (Copyright Infringement, Implied Contract/Quantum Merit)
  • Dyson, Inc. v. Bissell Home Care, Inc., 1:2010-cv-08126 (N.D. Ill. 2013, Judge Der-Yeghiayan) (False Advertising)
  • Shield Technologies Corp. v. Paradigm Positioning, et al., Case No. 1:11-cv-06183 (N.D. Ill. 2013, Judge Grady) (granting joint motion of dismissal pursuant to settlement) (Breach of Contract)
  • Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC v. Kingspan Insulation Ltd., Case No. 1:11-cv-02597 (N.D. Ga. 2013, Judge Totenberg) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Peabody Management, Inc. v. TNK (2009) Limited, Opposition No. 91206700 (TTAB 2012) (Defendant expressly abandoned opposed application, resulting judgment for Peabody) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Elaine Opsitnik v. Medline Industries, Inc., Case No. 12-CH-29978 (Ill. 2012, Judge Allen) (Preliminary injunction motion against Medline denied; Right of Publicity claim dismissed on Medline's motion) (Right of Publicity, Breach of Contract)
  • Coach, Inc. et al v. City of Chicago et al, Case No. 1:10-cv-03108 (N.D. Ill. 2011, Judge Shadur) (Anti-counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement)
  • Givens v. American College of Trial Lawyers, Case No. 1:2009-cv-00074 (M.D. Ala. 2009, Judge Walker) (Summary Judgment 2010, settlement, 2011) (Internet, E-Commerce and Computer Technology)
  • ON Optimum Nutrition Limited v. International Brewery Business, Inc., Cancellation No. 92052975 (TTAB 2011) (Trademark)
  • Sun Products Corp. v. American Greetings Corp. and Those Characters from Cleveland, Inc., Case No. 1:2010-cv-00438 (D. Del. 2010, Judge Stark) (SNUGGLE bear v. CARE BEARS, settled) (Trademark, Trade Dress, Patents)
  • Segura Viudas, S.A. v. United States Distilled Products Co., Opposition No. 91197154 (TTAB 2010, application withdrawn) (Trademark)
  • Acer Inc. v. LiquidBits, Inc., Opposition No. 91192882, (TTAB Oct. 26, 2010) (Trademark)
  • Jellifish International Corp. USA v. Peters, Opposition No. 91196180 (TTAB Oct. 5, 2010) (Trademark)
  • Acer Inc. v. Acer Exhibits & Events, Opposition No. 91193023 (TTAB April 12, 2010) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Company, Opposition No. 91175219 (TTAB 2009) (Trademark)
  • Corr v. Pepsico, Inc., Case No. 05 L 001785 (Cir. Ct. of Cook Cty, Ill., 2009, Judge Goldberg) (Pepsico awarded attorneys fees) (Trademark)
  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP v. Nextep, Inc. and Samuel L. Paul, Case No. 1:2008-cv-00567 (S.D. Ohio 2009, Judge Barrett) (Unfair Competition)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers v. Givens, John, Case No. D2008-1813 (WIPO 2009) (Internet, E-Commerce and Computer Technology)
  • Ford Motor Company v. Safir GT 40 Spares, Limited, Opposition No. 91159033 (TTAB 2009) (Trademark)
  • Craftsmen Limousine, Inc. v. Ford Motor Co., 2005 WL 2321662 (W.D. Mo. 2008, Judge Whipple) (JURY TRIAL) (Unfair Competition, Trade Dress)
  • Advocate Health Care Network v. Healthcare Advocates, Inc., Opposition Nos. 91173245 and 91185174 (TTAB 2008) (Trademark)
  • Robert J. Corr v. PepsiCo, Inc., et al., Case No. 105823 (Il. Sup. Ct. 2008) Case Nos. 06-2251, 07-0004, 07-1277 (Ill Appl. Ct. 1st Dist.) (affirming dismissal of six trademark and fraud claims brought against PepsiCo) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Hope Family Vineyards, Pty, Ltd. v. Hope Wine, LLC, Case No. 1:2008-cv-03246 (N.D. Ill. 2008, Judge Lindberg) (preliminary injunction) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Northern Trust Co. v. J.P. Morgan Chase, Case No. 1:2008-cv-00297 (N.D. Ill. 2008, Judge Hart) (preliminary injunction) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Manheim Auctions, Inc., Opposition No. 91173930 (TTAB 2008) (Trademark)
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation v. Medline Industries, Inc., Case No. 1:2007-cv-03121 (N.D. Ill. 2008, Judge Dow) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Izachak Levy et al., Case No. 1:2004-cv-08356 (N.D. Ill 2007, Judge St. Eve) (Ford awarded injunction and damages) (Anti-counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement)
  • Advocate Health Care Network v. Health Advocate, Inc., Cancellation Nos. 92044852 and 92046883 (TTAB 2007) (Trademark)
  • 300 Below v. Benelli USA Corp. (Beretta), Case No. 2:2006-cv-02056 (C.D. Ill. 2006, Judge McCuskey) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Advocate Health Care Network v. Health Advocate, Inc., Cancellation No. 92045208 (TTAB 2006) (Trademark)
  • Old World Industries, Inc. and SplitFire International, Inc. v. Auto Meter Products, Inc., Opposition No. 91150094 (TTAB 2004) (Trade Dress)

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Professional Activities

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board : President
  • Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance : President
  • Chicago Bar Association : Board of Managers
  • Lawyers Club of Chicago : Member
  • Coalition of Women's Initiatives in the Law : Member
  • Executive Council of the Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section : Director (2013-2015)
  • Intellectual Property Committee for the Chicago Bar Association : Vice-Chair (2014-2015); Chair (2011-2013)
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, Young Professionals Board : Member (2008-2014)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section : Secretary and Treasurer (2012-2013)
  • Chicago Bar Association Nominating Committee : Member (2012)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle United States : Member
  • Intellectual Property Law Society of Chicago : Member
  • American Bar Association : Member
  • Illinois Bar Association : Member
  • Chicago Bar Association : Member
  • Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property : Former Editor-in-Chief

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Representative Publications

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Representative Presentations

  • Facilitator, Intellectual Property Awareness Summit, Center for Understanding Intellectual Property, Chicago, IL (November 2017)
  • "How to Fulfill Your Professional Goals and Navigate Your Legal Career," IPLAC Women in IP Committee, Chicago, IL (November 2017)
  • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2017," Practising Law Institute, Chicago, IL (June 2017)
  • "Trademark Basics," Chicago-Kent for Intellectual Property Law Society, Chicago, IL (October 2016)
  • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2016," Practising Law Institute, Chicago, IL (June 2016)
  • "Interview Effectively and with Ease," Mock Interviewer, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (December 2015)
  • "Beyond Hacking: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," IP Committee, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (November 2015)
  • "Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance and the Application Process in the U.S.," Practising Law Institute's Understanding Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace Program, Chicago, IL and New York, NY (June and July 2015)
  • "Perspectives from In-House IP Counsel," Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (April 2015)
  • "Current Issues in Electronic Discovery in Federal Court," Chicago Bar Association Breakfast Basics Series, Chicago IL (October 2014)
  • "Attacking the Affidavit," Illinois Attorney General Office, Chicago, IL (February 2014)
  • "Intellectual Property Law Basics for Non-Attorneys, Non-IP Attorneys and New IP Attorneys," Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (October 2013)
  • "Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance and the Application Process in the U.S.," Practising Law Institute's Understanding Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace Program, Chicago, IL and New York, NY (June and July 2013)
  • "Your Attack on the Affidavit," Chicago Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL (January 2013)
  • "Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance and the Application Process in the U.S.," Practising Law Institute's Understanding Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace Program, Chicago, IL and New York, NY (June and July 2012)
  • "Assessing Damages in IP Cases," Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (April 2012)
  • "Ethics for the Intellectual Property Lawyer," Chicago Bar Association Panel, Chicago, IL (February 2012)
  • "Managing E-discovery in Intellectual Property Cases," Intellectual Property Committee for the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (October 2011)
  • "Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance and the Application Process in the United States," Practising Law Institute's Understanding Trademark Law Program, Chicago, IL and New York, NY (June and July 2011)
  • "Careers in Intellectual Property Law and the Benefits of Bar Association Involvement," Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (November 2010)
  • "Third Annual Judges' Panel," Moderator, IP Committee, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (February 2010)
  • "Basics of Intellectual Property," a seminar co-taught to Senn High School students on behalf of the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance, Chicago, IL (November 2009)
  • "How to Protect Your Intellectual Property," co-presenter, Chicago Bar Association's Law in the Library Sessions, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL (November 2009)
  • "Advertising Protection Law for the Elderly", co-panelist, IP Committee, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (November 2009)
  • "Basics of Intellectual Property," a seminar co-taught to Mather High School students on behalf of the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance, Chicago, IL (October 2009)
  • "Careers in Intellectual Property", Co-moderator, IP Committee, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (September, 2009)
  • "Hey That's My Trademark Dot Com: Strategies for Protecting and Managing Trademarks on the Internet", Illinois Paralegal Association Conference, Chicago, IL (November, 2007)
  • "Careers in Intellectual Property", Co-moderator, IP Committee, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (September, 2007).
  • "An Opinionated Guide to Trademark Searches, Clearances and Risk Assessment," Illinois Paralegal Association, Chicago, IL (May, 2007).

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

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