Jason Koransky

Phone: 312-554-7971

Email: jkoransky@pattishall.com

Bio

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2010, summa cum laude)
  • Northwestern University (B.S., Journalism, 1996)

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Industry Expertise

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Honors & Awards

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Jason Koransky

Jason Koransky's practice focuses on trademark, copyright, advertising, data privacy, and Internet law. His experience ranges from litigating in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, to trademark clearance, prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications, and drafting and negotiating license agreements.

Before transitioning into a career as an attorney, Jason worked as a journalist in the Chicago area for more than a decade. For 10 years he served as the editor of DownBeat magazine, an international music magazine devoted to jazz and blues. At DownBeat he gained a deep understanding of the issues affecting musicians, record labels, music publishers, venues, and the other entities in the music industry, as well as the myriad issues confronting journalists and publishers. He also interviewed the likes of Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell. He carries his experience in the music and publishing industries into his law practice.

Prior to joining Pattishall in September 2014, Jason worked as an IP Associate at two firms in Chicago. In addition, he served for a year as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber in the Northern District of Illinois. He earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, and his B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.

Industry Expertise

  • Publishing
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Apparel
  • Media

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Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Children and Families Practice Group of the Legal Assistance Foundation : Volunteer of the Year

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Representative Trials, Appeals & Litigation

  • Eli Lilly and Company and Novartis Tiergesundheit AG v. Scott Martin, d/b/a Best Value Pet Supplies, and DOES 1-10, Case No. 1:16-cv-01787-RLY-DML (S.D. Indiana, Judge Young) (Trademark, Unfair Competition)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC v. North Shore Imports, L.L.C., Case No. 8:16-cv-00942-T-24-MAP (M.D. Fla. 2016) (permanent injunction granted) (Counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition)
  • CDVI Americas Ltd. v. Amin Corp., Cancellation No. 92063450 (TTAB 2016) (Petitioned to cancel the registrant's RADIUM trademark, alleging a fraudulent specimen of use; defeated the registrant's motion to dismiss) (Trademark)
  • Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. v. Robert Bosch GmbH, TTAB Opposition No. 91225204 (TTAB 2016) (Obtained withdrawal with prejudice of opposition) (Trademark)
  • Navistar International Corporation v. HARIS MAMOUN, NAF Case No. FA1605001673819 (NAF 2016) (Navistar won the UDRP proceeding against HARIS MAMOUN and has been awarded the domain name navistar.international) (Domain Name, UDRP Proceeding)
  • Navistar International Corporation v. EIJI TAKAHASHI, NAF Case No. FA1604001672359 (NAF 2016) (Navistar won the UDRP proceeding against EIJI TAKAHASHI and has been awarded the domain name navistar.xyz) (Domain Name, UDRP Proceeding)
  • ATI Technologies ULC v. Entegra Technologies, Inc., TTAB Opposition No. 91222680 (TTAB 2016) (CROSSFIRE and ENTEGRA CROSSFIRE marks) (Settled, obtained withdrawal of opposed trademark application and agreement to halt use phase out of all use of offending CROSSFIRE mark alone) (Trademark)
  • Jemie B.V. v. CannaVest Corporation, Opposition No. 91225887 (TTAB 2016) (Trademark)
  • Jemie B.V. v. Gavin Kogan, Opposition No. 91223905 (TTAB 2016) (opposition sustained) (Trademark)
  • Mars, Incorporated v. Biscuits Leclerc Ltée, Opposition No. 91222447 (TTAB 2016) (Trademark)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC v. Euro-Star Industries, 3:14-cv-01611-JBA (D. Conn. 2015, Judge Arterton) (permanent injunction granted) (Unfair Competition, False Advertising)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC v. Deeds Performance and Joshua Deeds, 2:14-cv-08517-BRO-AJW (C.D. Ca. 2015, Judge O'Connell) (permanent injunction and award of $200,000 plus attorneys' fees granted) (Counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement, False Advertising)
  • Jemie B.V. v. ElementC6, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-07678 (N.D. Ill. 2015, Judge St. Eve) (Defendant abandoned its application for and ceased all use of the mark CANNACHAR for a soil conditioner, which infringed Jemie B.V.'s family of CANNA marks for fertilizers, nutrients, stimulators, fungicides, herbicides, and related horticulture products. ) (Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Deceptive Trade Practices)
  • Navistar International Corporation v. N Rahmany, Case No. FA1505001620789 (NAF 2015) (Obtained transfer of an infringing domain name from a cybersquatter through efficient UDRP proceedings on behalf of client Navistar International Corp.) (Domain Name, UDRP Proceeding)
  • Emergency Essentials v. Felix Castro & Bluehost, 13-cv-881 (D. Utah, 2014, Judge Benson) (Trademark)
  • Schütz Container Systems, Inc. v. Mauser Corp., 9-cv-3609 (N.D. Ga., 2014, Judge Story) (False Advertising)
  • John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. v. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, 12-cv-1446 (N.D. Ill., 2014, Judge Norgle, Sr.) (Copyright)
  • Kubota Corp. v. Global Development Int'l, 12-cv-6065 (N.D. Ill., 2014, Judge St. Eve) (Trademark, False Advertising, Copyright)

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Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals : Member
  • International Trademark Association : Member
  • Chicago Bar Association : Member
  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. : Member
  • Jazz Institute of Chicago : Board Member

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Representative Publications

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Representative Presentations

  • "Writers! Know Your Legal Rights: Everything you need to know, but were afraid to ask!" Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Chicago, IL (June 2017)
  • "Book Contracts 101," American Bar Association Webinar (April 2017)
  • "Spotify and Beyond: Confronting Licensing for On-Demand Streaming Services (and a Summary of the Pre-1972 Sound Recording Litigation)," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (December 2015)

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