Honors & RECOGNITION

2020
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Chicago Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law Firm

2020
The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

Recognized in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property Law, and Trademark Law:

David C. Hilliard, Robert M. Newbury
2020
The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

Recognized in the field of Trademark Law:

Janet A. Marvel
2020
Expert Guides – Trade Mark 2020

Recognized as leading practitioners in Trade Marks:

Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Pattishall McAuliffe “Highly Recommended” in Trade mark in Illinois

2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

One Pattishall attorney recognized for his experience in Trade mark office proceedings:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Three Pattishall attorneys recognized for their experience in Trade mark prosecution:

Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Bradley L. Cohn
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Four Pattishall attorneys recognized for their experience in Trade mark litigation:

David C. Hilliard, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Bradley L. Cohn
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Three Pattishall attorneys recognized for their experience in Trade mark strategy & counseling:

Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Bradley L. Cohn
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Two Pattishall attorneys selected as a “Copyright star” in Illinois:

David C. Hilliard, Bradley L. Cohn
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Five attorneys selected as “Trade mark stars” in Illinois:

David C. Hilliard, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Janet A. Marvel, Bradley L. Cohn
2020
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property
2020
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Pattishall McAuliffe named “Trademark Contentious Midwest Firm of the Year”

2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe Receives Top Gold Band Rankings in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Sitting at the pinnacle of the trademark profession not just in Chicago or the United States, but across the world, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson boasts a deep bench of top professionals who protect their clients with passion and pride while being ‘incredibly supportive of the wider legal community’ in terms of expertise and time.”

2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Gold in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy” and ranked Silver nationally for “enforcement and litigation”

Jonathan S. Jennings
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Honored as one of two Illinois “Luminaries”

David C. Hilliard
2020
Thomson Reuters

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois for eleven years, the only Intellectual Property lawyer so honored

David C. Hilliard
2020
Illinois Super Lawyers

An Illinois “Rising Star”

Jessica A. Ekhoff
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”

Brett A. August, Phillip Barengolts, Bradley L. Cohn, Joseph N. Welch II
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Nationally ranked Gold for “prosecution and strategy”; ranked Gold in Illinois for “prosecution and strategy”; and ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”

Janet A. Marvel
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Nationally ranked Silver for “enforcement and litigation” and ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”

Robert W. Sacoff
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illlinois for “prosecution and strategy”

Belinda J. Scrimenti
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Perennial enforcement and litigation gold-tier member Jonathan Jennings continues to shine on high-end cases. ‘Jonathan is extremely approachable and is hands-on with the work assigned to him and his team. He has profound IP knowledge and can convey complex legal concepts in business language, allowing you to understand the work being done and make well-informed decisions. If you want to be sure about getting a good result, contact Jonathan.’”

Jonathan S. Jennings
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“As managing partner, Bradley Cohn has the firm sailing with a fair wind. Litigating in his own practice, he is ‘one of the best there is at it’, with great instincts regarding trial strategy and a gift for diagnosing the strengths and weaknesses of a case.”

Bradley L. Cohn
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Experienced counsellor and first-chair trial lawyer Phillip Barengolts also garners enthusiastic praise: ‘Phil gets you where you need to be through his hard work and dedication. He is quick to respond and provides comprehensive yet practical advice while keeping budget concerns in mind.’”

Phillip Barengolts
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Brett August is another repository of trust when the chips are down. ‘He’s very up-front and will tell you when a case is a dog and you need to get out. A scholar who knows how to litigate, Brett is a high-calibre guy who adds heft to Pattishall’s practice.’”

Brett A. August
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Ashly Boesche is really making her mark. ‘Ashly is thoughtful, creative and practical, and someone to call when you have a particularly tough question to work through.’ It is no wonder then that she makes her debut in the WTR 1000 this year.”

Ashly Boesche
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“A senior leader in the group … is Janet Marvel – a ‘wonderful mentor and superb listener who really tailors her advice to the particular needs of clients.’ As an editor of the American Bar Association’s Landslide magazine, she has followed dynamic change in the trademark industry extremely closely and can bring surety to brand owners as they navigate ever more complex terrains. Marvel also authored a treatise on trademark and unfair competition law alongside Joseph Welch II and David Hilliard.”

Janet A. Marvel
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Performing flawlessly on both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide, Belinda Scrimenti can ‘solve any issue in the most creative and efficient manner. She and her team are thorough, highly responsive and extremely knowledgeable on all topics related to trademarks. Their schedules for all steps of a process are put to calendar on a very timely basis and followed up so no deadlines are missed. All issues are completely researched and reviewed and presented clearly for discussion and decision.’”

Belinda J. Scrimenti
2020
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Welch loves trademark and advertising law and everything connected with it. He is a zealous advocate for his clients in litigation, while always remaining fair and reasonable.”

Joseph N. Welch II
2020
Illinois Super Lawyers
2020
Leading Lawyers Magazine
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) Global Leaders

Recognized as a Global Leader in private practice

David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings
2019
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

An Illinois “Rising Star”

Jessica A. Ekhoff
2019
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Selected as an “IP Star” in Illinois

Brett A. August, Bradley L. Cohn, Jonathan S. Jennings
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”

Brett A. August, Phillip Barengolts, Bradley L. Cohn, Joseph N. Welch II
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Gold in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy”

Jonathan S. Jennings
2019
World Trademark Review, Experts’ expert

Rated one of the Top 20 trademark law practitioners in the U.S.

Robert W. Sacoff
2019
Who’s Who Legal Trademarks 2019
2019
The Legal 500 United States

“Belinda Scrimenti is comprehensive and practical”… Belinda “is able to provide comprehensive and practical advice relating to trademark litigation.”

Belinda J. Scrimenti
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy”

Janet A. Marvel, Belinda J. Scrimenti
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

”Janet Marvel demonstrates impressive range as a counsellor and litigator, she has impeccable judgment and deep subject-matter expertise and can be trusted with your most important intellectual assets. Her advice is very pragmatic and gets straight to the point.”

Janet A. Marvel
2019
D.C. Bar

Champion of Intellectual Property Award. The D.C. Bar presents this career-achievement award to a lawyer “who has served the intellectual property community with distinction, whose efforts have had an impact on intellectual property policy, who has encouraged innovation and the protection of intellectual property rights, and who continues to inspire and advocate for the intellectual property community.”

Robert W. Sacoff
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Nationally ranked Silver for “enforcement and litigation”

Robert W. Sacoff
2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Robert Sacoff is an extremely thorough lawyer, an ace on TTAB proceedings and internet-related matters as well as a leader in various IP organisations, he is truly impressive.”

Robert W. Sacoff
2019
Illinois Super Lawyers

An Illinois “Super Lawyer”

Belinda J. Scrimenti, Joseph N. Welch II
2019
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois

Bradley L. Cohn
2019
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Computer & Technology Lawfor the State of Illinois

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2019
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois

Brett A. August
2019
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law, Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law and Computer & Technology Law for the State of Illinois

Jonathan S. Jennings
2019
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois

Joseph N. Welch II
2019
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register
2019
Illinois Super Lawyers

An Illinois “Super Lawyer” (since 2018)

Ashly Boesche
2019
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer (since 2014)

Ashly Boesche
2019
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois

Robert W. Sacoff
2019
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Chicago Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law Firm

2019
The Legal 500 United States

“Chicago-based IP boutique Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP is home to an ‘experienced’ and ‘focused’ team that ‘works hard to provide the best results’ in trademark prosecution, portfolio management and licensing. The pharmaceuticals sector is an area of particular expertise, and Thad Chaloemtiarana was recently retained to conduct trademark searches and file new applications to register global trademarks for an investigational drug. The team also acts for a number of technology clients, such as Acer, which entrusts Robert Sacoff and Seth Appel for its US branding and trademark work. David Hilliard is recommended, Belinda Scrimenti is ‘comprehensive and practical’, and Jonathan Jennings is ‘of exceptional quality’. Other sectors of expertise include automobiles and consumer product manufacturing. In the area of trademark litigation, the Firm is home to ‘hardworking and very diligent’ attorneys who provide an ‘excellent service’. The team is hailed for its ability to ‘represent clients in different sectors’ with foremost expertise in the consumer products, manufacturing, automobiles and parts, technology, hardware and electronics, and pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Phillip Barengolts recently represented Red Bull GmbH and Red Bull North America in litigation with The Trading Group that saw the client obtain monetary damages for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Belinda Scrimenti is ‘able to provide comprehensive and practical advice relating to trademark litigation’ while Jonathan Jennings delivers ‘exceptional quality’. Robert Sacoff is another standout name. Bayer AG, Acer and Nike are also clients.”

2019
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Nationally recognized in Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, and Copyright, and “Highly Recommended” in Illinois

2019
Chambers USA-2019

“Represents clients in a variety of industry sectors, including retail, energy, technology, and food and drink. The group brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the areas of trademarks, copyright and unfair competition cases. Regularly engaged for trademark portfolio management needs, including registrations, clearance searches and the development of protection strategies. One client remarks ‘Their team as a whole is awesome!’ going on to clarify: ‘They keep us well informed, thoroughly explain the actions we need to take and are very knowledgeable in their field.’ Another source comments: ‘They are a premier trademark boutique.'”

2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe Receives Top Gold Band Rankings in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Protecting and nurturing brands is the passion of historic firm Pattishall. It has been at the forefront of trademark practice for over 135 years, acts for a panoply of marquee brands and is active in nearly every country of the world. It also has one of the deepest reservoirs of top trademark talent of any firm in the United States, even those with large groups in multiple offices. The meritocratic group has many famous names within it.

2018
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

“Jonathan Jennings handles both contentious and non-contentious trademark issues for clients. Jennings is currently handling a contentious matter on behalf of a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company before the TTAB. Jennings is regarded as ‘prompt, professional and responsive’ by a client.”

Jonathan S. Jennings
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

An Illinois “Leading Lawyer”

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2018
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Illinois for 2018

Brett A. August
2018
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Chicago Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law Firm

2018
The Legal 500 United States

“Considered by one client to be ‘as good as it gets in this area,’ Chicago-based boutique Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP has experience handling litigation for clients in the automobile, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors, among others.”

2018
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Nationally recognized in Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution and Copyright, and “Highly Recommended” in Illinois

2018
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Pattishall McAuliffe named “Trademark Contentious Midwest Firm of the Year”

2018
Chambers USA 2018

“The group brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the areas of trademarks, copyright and unfair competition cases. Regularly engaged for trademark portfolio management needs, including registrations, clearance searches and the development of protection strategies. Clients say: ‘The attorneys I deal with are all very responsive and knowledgeable.'”

2018
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2018

Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers :

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Janet A. Marvel, Belinda J. Scrimenti, Demetra Merikas
2018
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property

Four attorneys selected as “IP Stars” in Illinois:

David C. Hilliard, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Bradley L. Cohn
2018
The Best Lawyers in America®

Recognized in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property Law and Trademark Law in Illinois:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard
2018
Expert Guides – Trade Mark 2018

Recognized as leading practitioners in Trade Marks:

Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2018
Chambers USA 2018

“The ‘well respected and well regarded’ David Hilliard is noted for his work with high-profile brands on the protection of design rights. He is regularly engaged to assist with trade dress, anticounterfeiting and false advertising matters.”:

David C. Hilliard
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Nationally ranked Silver for “enforcement and litigation”:

Robert W. Sacoff
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Gold in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy” and ranked Silver nationally for “enforcement and litigation”

Jonathan S. Jennings
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”:

Brett A. August
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”:

Phillip Barengolts
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”:

Bradley L. Cohn
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy”:

Janet A. Marvel
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 100

Ranked Silver in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”:

Joseph N. Welch II
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Bronze in Illinois for “prosecution and strategy”:

Belinda J. Scrimenti
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois:

Joseph N. Welch II
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois:

Robert W. Sacoff
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law, Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law and Computer & Technology Law for the State of Illinois:

2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois:

Brett A. August
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Computer & Technology Lawfor the State of Illinois:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2018
Leading Lawyers Magazine

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Lawfor the State of Illinois:

Bradley L. Cohn
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Honored as one of two Illinois “Luminaries”:

David C. Hilliard
2018
Illinois Super Lawyers
2018
Thomson Reuters

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois for nine years, the only Intellectual Property lawyer so honored: Hilliard

2018
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois:

David C. Hilliard
2019
The Best Lawyers in America®

Recognized in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard
2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe received the top Gold Band ranking for both the United States and Illinois in the 2018 WTR 1000 report

2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“The trademark team at Pattishall McAuliffe comprises outstanding legal professionals that work together brilliantly. Its lawyers are devoted to their work and adept at handling complex and sensitive situations. They operate at a consistently high level.” The “extremely responsive and reliable” boutique “has a very loyal base of clients, great bandwidth and a deep bench”. “It has always been an eternal presence on the market”, but it also “has a new group of attorneys coming up through the ranks, who are being well trained by its veterans”. “Its terrific practice is clearly a destination of choice for both trademark prosecution and litigation.”

2017
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2018

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Chicago Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law Firm

2017
The Legal 500 United States

Pattishall McAuliffe recognized for its experience in trademark litigation and trademarks non-contentious. “The ‘excellent’ boutique in Chicago regularly handles high-profile trademark litigation for clients from various industries.” Pattishall “provides ‘very good advice’ to clients from a variety of industries.”

2017
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

“Highly Recommended” in Illinois. “The firm specializes in matters relating to trademark, copyright, unfair competition and advertising. In the area of trademark and copyright litigation, the group has recently fielded its attorneys in more than 500 federal district court cases, resulting in more than 150 court opinions.”

2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe received the top Gold Band ranking for both the United States and Illinois in the 2017 WTR 1000 report

2017
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation Firm in Chicago.

2017
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2017

” boasts over three decades of experience in US courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Peers speak highly of his work in this area and of his knowledge of international trademark law.”

Robert W. Sacoff
2017
Chambers USA-2017

“‘Top practitioner’ David Hilliard brings deep experience across the range of intellectual property proceedings, both acting as a mediator in alternative dispute resolution settlements and defending major international brands in courtroom litigation.”:

David C. Hilliard
2017
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
2017
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2017
2017
Best Lawyers Business Edition

Recognized as a Chicago Nominee for the 2017 “Women of Influence” Awards:

Ashly Boesche
2017
Children and Families Practice Group of the Legal Assistance Foundation

Volunteer of the Year: Koransky

2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Honored as one of two Illinois “Luminaries”:

David C. Hilliard
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Nationally ranked Silver for “enforcement and litigation” :

Robert W. Sacoff
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe’s “talented practitioners are renowned authors, speakers, teachers and leaders in the field. Jonathan Jennings holds all of these titles and more: ‘A practical strategist and communicator, he has a stunning breadth of knowledge – not just in traditional trademarks, but also in rights of publicity, for which he has helped to draft legislation. The ‘collaborative and creative’ Jennings also turns heads as an authority on online matters, unfair competition and grey-market issues. He is a go-to for major pharmaceuticals…”:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“A remarkably skilled litigator with profound familiarity with all substantive issues, Cohn recently secured a significant win for Bayer in a case that clarified US unfair competition law.” :

Bradley L. Cohn
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Recently appointed to INTA’s Trademark Reporter Committee, Joseph Welch II is ‘an excellent attorney whose incredibly deep understanding of trademark law covers all areas’. ‘Really intelligent, but not at all arrogant, he is a polished litigator and counsellor.”:

Joseph N. Welch II
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“The ‘first-rate’ Phillip Barengolts played an equally decisive role in the [Bayer] case, demonstrating his worth as a fierce and discerning litigator. Heavily involved in online governance from a policy perspective, he has been chosen to chair the North American Sub-committee of INTA’s Parallel Imports Committee for the 2016-2017 term.”:

Phillip Barengolts
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Ranked Gold in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy” :

Jonathan S. Jennings
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Seasoned trial attorney David Hilliard is a font of branding expertise. From quashing trademark infringements to safeguarding designs and handling anti-counterfeiting suits, he has done it all in the courtroom.”:

David C. Hilliard
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Robert Sacoff is another ace at resolving disputes and has been a blessing for brand owners seeking peace of mind both domestically and internationally. The defence of rights in cyberspace is a forte and he has handled a plethora of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases.”:

Robert W. Sacoff
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Thad Chaloemtiarana is also adept at dealing with issues in the digital realm, specifically in the pursuit of domain name squatters. The versatile attorney recently secured a permanent injunction for Robert Bosch in a multi-faceted case involving claims of trademark infringement, counterfeiting, false advertising and unfair competition.”:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Janet Marvel can handle any trademark matter under the sun; she has ‘a stellar reputation and is terrific with clients.'”:

Janet A. Marvel
2017
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“…the ‘extremely intelligent and exceptionally eloquent’ Brett August, a trusted first port of call for high-tech clients; his ‘substantial branding knowledge’ serves as the foundation of his outstanding client service.”:

Brett A. August
2017
Illinois Super Lawyers
2017
Illinois Super Lawyers

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” and a “Top Rated E-Discovery Lawyer”:

Jessica A. Ekhoff
2017
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register
2017
The Best Lawyers in America®

Recognized in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard
2017
The Best Lawyers in America®

Recognized in the field of Patent Law:

Robert M. Newbury
2017
World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)

Three attorneys chosen as WIPR Leaders in Illinois:

David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings, Phillip Barengolts
2016
Best Lawyers Business Edition 2016

Recognized in Intellectual Property Law

2016
Chambers USA-2016

“[Pattishall] brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the areas of trademarks, copyright and unfair competition cases… ‘With outstanding attorneys, they understand the business dynamics and the politics associated with legal decisions.’

2016
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Nationally recognized in Trade Mark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Copyright, and “Highly Recommended” in Illinois.

2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe has been nationally ranked Silver and Illinois-ranked Gold in the 2016 WTR 1000 rankings of The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

2016
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm

2016
Emerging Lawyers Magazine

Two Pattishall attorneys selected as Emerging Lawyers in Illinois for 2017:

Phillip Barengolts, Ashly Boesche
2016
Chicago Sister Cities International

Volunteer of the Year:

Brett A. August
2016
Expert Guides
2016
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2016

Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers :

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Janet A. Marvel, Belinda J. Scrimenti, Demetra Merikas
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“David Hilliard is a safe pair of hands for multi-million dollar trials.”:

David C. Hilliard
2016
Chambers USA-2016

“David Hilliard is an ‘incredibly smart, easy-going guy‘ according to sources. Clients draw upon his vast trademark and unfair competition knowledge in mediation and arbitration proceedings.”:

David C. Hilliard
2016
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
2016
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois:

Joseph N. Welch II
2016
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois:

Robert W. Sacoff
2016
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law, Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law and Computer & Technology Law for the State of Illinois:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2016
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois: August

2016
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Computer & Technology Law for the State of Illinois:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2016
Leading Lawyers

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois:

Bradley L. Cohn
2016
The Chicago-Kent College of Law Intellectual Property Law Society

2016 Distinguished Alumna Award:

Ashly Boesche
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Honored as one of two Illinois “Luminaries”:

David C. Hilliard
2016
Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards

Recognized as the 2016 “Brand Protection Attorney of the Year in Illinois”:

Brett A. August
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR)

Nationally ranked Silver for “enforcement and litigation: Sacoff

2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Jonathan Jennings has a skill set that is particularly well suited to defending drugs against unfair trade practices: he is an authority on grey-market goods and has chaired INTA’s Parallel Imports Committee. A whirlwind of legislative expertise, he has helped to draft both federal and state laws on trademarks and related issues. His prosecution and counselling skills come highly recommended.”:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“She is a fantastic lawyer who is deeply involved with the IP industry.”:

Janet A. Marvel
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Bradley Cohn…used to clerk in the Federal Court and thus has insider knowledge on how best to present a case to a trial judge; he combines this with a gift for distilling an argument down to a compelling narrative.”:

Bradley L. Cohn
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Brett August, who not only cuts a dash as a private practitioner, but has testified as expert witness in numerous federal litigations and acted as a court-appointed mediator.”:

Brett A. August
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Joseph Welch is well rounded and knowledgeable in all aspects of trademark law.”:

Joseph N. Welch II
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“When internet issues crop up, Thad Chaloemtiarana is first port of call; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of domain name and IT law.”:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Sacoff is a truly excellent trademark attorney, a go-to guy in the region.”:

Robert W. Sacoff
2016
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Barengolts “pick[s] up impressive volumes of peer recommendations – for his leadership abilities and substantive expertise.”:

Phillip Barengolts
2016
Illinois Super Lawyers

Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property :

Janet A. Marvel, Bradley L. Cohn, Thad Chaloemtiarana
2016
Illinois Super Lawyers

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property Litigation:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Belinda J. Scrimenti
2016
Illinois Super Lawyers

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property: Boesche

2016
Best Lawyers in America

One of the Best Lawyers in America for 25 years in the practice areas of Litigation-Intellectual Property and Trademark Law:

David C. Hilliard
2016
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings
2016
Best Lawyers in America, 22nd Edition

One of the Best Lawyers in America for 25 years in the practice areas of Litigation-Intellectual Property, Patent Law and Trademark Law:

Robert M. Newbury
2016
Marquis Who’s Who in the World

Recognized:

David C. Hilliard
2015
Lawyer Monthly

Selected as “Brand Attorney of the Year – USA”:

Brett A. August
2015
Legal Media Group’s Women in Business Law 2015 Expert Guide

Recognized as a Woman in Business Law Expert:

Janet A. Marvel
2015
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Pattishall McAuliffe named “Trademark Contentious Midwest Firm of the Year”

2015
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

2015
Leading Lawyers

Two Pattishall attorneys selected as Emerging Lawyers in Illinois for 2016:

Phillip Barengolts, Ashly Boesche
2015
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“David Hilliard is the firm’s most experienced conflict resolution sage, whose performances before juries are especially acclaimed.”:

David C. Hilliard
2015
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2015

Five Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Janet A. Marvel, Belinda J. Scrimenti
2015
Wired Magazine

Selected as one of the “50 Intellectual Property Firms to Keep in Mind”

2015
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Nationally recognized in Trade Mark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious, and “Highly Recommended” in Illinois. The firm “has a reputation for their settlement and alternative dispute resolution services, despite having significant trail experience.”

2015
The Legal 500 United States

Pattishall McAuliffe recognized for its experience in trademark litigation. Pattishall “has a long history of handling contentious trademark matters for clients from various industries.”

2015
The Legal 500 United States

Five Pattishall Lawyers recognized for their experience in trademark litigation:

David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings, Bradley L. Cohn, Thad Chaloemtiarana, Phillip Barengolts
2015
Global Law Experts

Brand Protection Attorney of the Year in Illinois:

Brett A. August
2015
Global Law Experts

IP Attorney of the Year in Illinois:

Robert M. Newbury
2015
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
2015
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings
2015
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Placed in the Silver Band nationally for “Individuals: enforcement and litigation”:

Robert W. Sacoff
2015
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Phillip Barengolts is another esteemed advocate on the squad. Like his colleagues, he is not afraid to take on crucial briefs for marquee clients and has recently secured victories for the likes of PepsiCo, Bayer and Eli Lilly.”:

Phillip Barengolts
2015
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“An expert in every aspect of trademark law, Joseph Welch II is a hard, but fair fighter who goes the extra mile for clients such as Owens Corning.”:

Joseph N. Welch II
2015
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“For non-contentious instructions, there is no better choice than Janet Marvel, a meticulous brand strategy planner.”:

Janet A. Marvel
2015
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Placed in the Bronze Band in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation”:

Bradley L. Cohn, Thad Chaloemtiarana, Phillip Barengolts
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property Litigation:

Brett A. August, Phillip Barengolts, Bradley L. Cohn, David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings, Robert W. Sacoff
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property :

Brett A. August, Phillip Barengolts, Bradley L. Cohn, Jonathan S. Jennings, Janet A. Marvel, Robert W. Sacoff
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Media & Advertising:

Phillip Barengolts, Bradley L. Cohn
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in Alternative Dispute Resolution:

David C. Hilliard
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

Recognized as one of the top 100 “Super Lawyers” in Illinois:

David C. Hilliard
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in Entertainment & Sports:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2015
Illinois Super Lawyers

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Law: Boesche

2015
Best Lawyers

Litigation-Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year”:

Robert M. Newbury
2015
Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards

Recognized as the 2015 “IP Attorney of the Year in Illinois”:

Robert M. Newbury
2014
Corporate LiveWire – Lawyer Of The Year 2014

Named Lawyer of the Year in Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Chicago, Illinois:

Phillip Barengolts
2014
Chambers USA-2014

“Attracts the respect of the business community for its prowess in trademark matters. Maintains a particularly good profile for litigation.”

2014
Illinois Super Lawyers – Business Edition

Selected as a Top Law Firm in Intellectual Property in Illinois.

2014
The Legal 500 United States

“Niche Chicago-based firm…has a solid reputation for its thought leadership and expertise on trademark litigation matters.”

2014
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm

2014
Architecture and Design Society

Received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to architecture and design in Chicago:

David C. Hilliard
2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law, Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law and Computer & Technology Law for the State of Illinois:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois:

Brett A. August
2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Computer & Technology Law for the State of Illinois:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois:

Bradley L. Cohn
2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois:

David C. Hilliard, Joseph N. Welch II
2014
Leading Lawyer Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Law for the State of Illinois:

Robert M. Newbury
2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law for the State of Illinois:

Robert W. Sacoff
2014
Chicago Magazine

Recognized as one of “the Top Women Attorneys in Illinois”:

Belinda J. Scrimenti
2014
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

“Prestigious brands-focused boutique Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson is ‘a terrific outfit with a scarcely rivalled pool of expertise’. This depth and dexterity ensure that it can serve a diverse clientele, from individuals to large corporations. The ‘innovative, nimble and easy to work with’ team undertakes brand planning, assessments and audits alongside enforcement and litigation suits. Popular disputes doyen Joseph Welch has ‘an especially helpful mix of wisdom and pragmatism. He is a frequent participant on bar association committees and the kind of guy who willingly takes on extra assignments’. The versatile Jonathan Jennings ‘has his finger on the pulse of all the latest trends’ and garners notices from home and abroad. His areas of concentration include grey-market goods. Also recommended is Janet Marvel, ‘a robust litigator and a level-headed adviser’.”

2014
American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
2014
2014 Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers

Recognized as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Lawyers:

Robert W. Sacoff
2014
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Nationally recognized in Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Copyright, and “Highly Recommended” in Illinois

2014
The Legal 500 United States

“Trial lawyer, Phillip Barengolts’ key clients include PepsiCo, and he also recently represented Bayer in appealing a trademark dispute against Aceto Agricultural Chemical regarding the client’s Proline-branded pesticide product. Barengolts also acted for plaintiff Fortres Grand in appealing its case against Warner Brothers Entertainment for claims that a fictional computer program in The Dark Knight Rises movie infringes the client’s software trademark and caused consumer confusion.”: Barengolts

2014
The Legal 500 United States

“David Hilliard has a longstanding track record of trial and appellate level matters.”:

David C. Hilliard
2014
The Legal 500 United States

“Jonathan Jennings has experience in grey market goods-related cases”:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2014
The Legal 500 United States

“Janet Marvel handles anti-counterfeiting work.”:

Janet A. Marvel
2014
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2014 and Who’s Who Legal 2015

Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Scrimenti

2014
American Bar Foundation

Nominated by his peers to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor limited to less than one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in the United States.:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2014
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Ten Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer : McAuliffe (1921-2012), Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Chaloemtiarana, Boesche

2014
Chambers USA-2014

“David Hilliard is everything an IP attorney should be. He is a respected arbitrator, mediator and expert witness.”:

David C. Hilliard
2014
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
2014
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation:

Phillip Barengolts
2014
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property : Boesche

2014
Illinois Super Lawyers

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings, Bradley L. Cohn
2014
Illinois Super Lawyers

Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property Litigation for ten consecutive years:

Brett A. August, Joseph N. Welch II
2013
Best Lawyers

2013 Chicago Intellectual Property Law “Lawyer of the Year” :

2013
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Top Business Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers Network:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings
2013
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Top Business Lawyers in Copyright & Trademark Law in Illinois”:

Joseph N. Welch II, Jonathan S. Jennings
2013
Chicago’s Best Lawyers

Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Best Lawyer in Chicago” in intellectual property law:

David C. Hilliard, Robert M. Newbury
2013
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
2013
The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013

Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Belinda J. Scrimenti
2013
IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Nationally recognized in Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Copyright, and “Highly Recommended” in Illinois

2013
World Trademark Review 1000

Pattishall McAuliffe garnered the top gold band ranking among Illinois law firms, which ranks trademark firms from 61 nations. The Pattishall McAuliffe team “has remarkable capabilities in both prosecution and enforcement,” said the World Trademark Review.

2013
World Trademark Review 1000

Recognized “stand-out managing partner Joseph Welch,” saying he is “incredibly well versed in all aspects of trademark law and has a string of successes to his name.” :

2013
World Trademark Review 1000

Cited partner Janet Marvel, saying she “crafts finely tuned development strategies” and has “a highly active enforcement practice, which encompasses briefs in the ever-evolving anti-counterfeiting field.” :

Janet A. Marvel
2018
World Trademark Review 1000

“Jonathan Jennings is singled out,” the award said, “for his comprehensive trademark nous [mind].” “He is also an acknowledged leader in the closely related arena of publicity rights.”:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2013
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm

2019
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register
2013
ALM (nation’s leading legal journalism and information company)

Recognized as “Go-To Firm” for the Top 500 Companies for its work in Litigation

2013
American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings
2013
Illinois Super Lawyers
2013
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation:

Phillip Barengolts
2013
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Four Pattishall Lawyers recognized The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Recognized:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Belinda J. Scrimenti
2012
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Top Business Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers Network:

Robert M. Newbury, David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings
2012
The Legal 500 United States

Recommended for his experience in anti-counterfeiting and trade dress disputes.: Hilliard

2012
The Legal 500 United States

Recommended for his experience in anti-counterfeiting and trade dress disputes.:

Phillip Barengolts
2012
The Legal 500 United States

Recommended for handling various TTAB proceedings.:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2012
The Legal 500 United States

Recommended for his focus on trademark infringement and unfair competition cases.:

Robert W. Sacoff
2012
The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012

Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Belinda J. Scrimenti
2012
Chambers USA-The Client’s Guide

“This brand protection specialist firm focuses on trademark matters and a range of related issues such as trade secrets and unfair competition. The firm’s practice includes USPTO proceedings, as well as appearing before the ITC. Its work includes international case management and multicountry trademark filing.”

2012
The Legal 500 United States

Recognized for having “a longstanding reputation for handling trademark trials, appeals and TTAB proceedings.” Pattishall, McAuliffe “acts for companies from many industries, such as consumer goods, manufacturing, retail, and software…”

2012
Managing Intellectual Property

2012 United States Midwest Copyright Firm of the Year

2012
World Trademark Review 1000

One of the top ranking firms. Specifically mentioned were Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr., described as “a dean of the Illinois trademark Bar,” Joseph N. Welch II, who is respected for “his encyclopaedic knowledge of trademark law,” and Janet A. Marvel, who is acclaimed for her “great understanding of trademark protection.”

2012
Martindale-Hubbell

2012 Top Ranked Law Firm

2012
World Trademark Review 1000

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. is described as “a dean of the Illionis trademark Bar”:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)
2012
World Trademark Review 1000

Joseph N. Welch II is respected for “his encyclopaedic knowledge of trademark law”:

Joseph N. Welch II
2012
World Trademark Review 1000

Janet A. Marvel is acclaimed for her “great understanding of trademark protection”:

Janet A. Marvel
2012
Marquis Who’s Who in the World
2012
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

One of the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers:

2012
Illinois Super Lawyers
2012
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as an Illinois “Rising Stars”:

Phillip Barengolts, Ashly Boesche
2012
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings

2012
Marquis Who’s Who in America

Recognized:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2011
Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Honored David C. Hilliard with its “Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.”:

David C. Hilliard
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 accepted the award, as counsel for the College.:

David C. Hilliard, Ashly Boesche
2011
Chambers USA-The Client’s Guide

“David Hilliard is a senior partner and hugely experienced figure. He handles all manner of IP matters and recently represented PepsiCo in several trademark infringement cases.”:

David C. Hilliard
2011
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Recipient of the 2011 Above and Beyond Award in recognition and appreciation of contributions of pro bono legal services:

Bradley L. Cohn
2011
World Trademark Review 1000

One of the top ranking firms. Specifically mentioned were Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr., described as “a great practitioner,” and Joseph N. Welch II, who is similarly considered “a true expert in the field.”

2011
The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2011

Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Trademark lawyers:

David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2011
Managing Intellectual Property

Ranked in top tiers for trademark and copyright law, including prosecution, litigation, enforcement and licensing

2011
The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Best Lawyer in America” for 10 years or longer in intellectual property law:

Robert M. Newbury, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard
2011
The Legal 500 United States

Recognized as having “a strong specialization in trademarks, with experience across a full range of litigation matters at TTAB and federal court levels”, “well regarded for its track record” and “its experience includes significant disputes related to issues such as gray market goods, as well as internet and e commerce matters.”

2011
Who’s Who in American Law
2011
The Legal 500 United States

“David Hilliard is a long standing figure in trademark litigation, with extensive trial and appellate experience, and is notable for representing Ford Motor Company and PepsiCo.”:

David C. Hilliard
2011
The Legal 500 United States

“Phillip Barengolts represented Bayer Healthcare as plaintiff in a domain name dispute against multiple defendants.”:

Phillip Barengolts
2011
World Trademark Review 1000

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. is described as “a great practitioner”: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)
2011
World Trademark Review 1000

Joseph N. Welch II is described as “a true expert in the field”: Welch II

Joseph N. Welch II
2011
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

Named an “Honorary Young Lawyer in Perpetuity”:

David C. Hilliard
2011
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer : McAuliffe (1921-2012), Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Helfenbein, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings

2011
Marquis Who’s Who in America

Recognized: Jennings

2011
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers”: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Marvel, Cohn

2011
Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation:

Phillip Barengolts
2011
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
2010

Recognized as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2010:

Thad Chaloemtiarana
2010
The Legal 500 United States

“David Hilliard represented PepsiCo across a wide range of federal court jurisdictions, having also previously protected iconic brands like Ford, BASF, Encyclopaedia Britannica and the American Medical Association.”:

David C. Hilliard
2010
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Top Business Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers Network:

Robert M. Newbury, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August
2010
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in intellectual property:

Janet A. Marvel, Bradley L. Cohn
2010
Chicago’s Best Lawyers

Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as Chicago’s Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law:

Robert M. Newbury, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard
2010
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2010

Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world’s leading Business lawyers:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2010
Chambers USA-The Client’s Guide

“Market commentators particularly praise the team’s prowess in trademark matters” stating that Pattishall “represents blue-chip clients, many of which are household names”

2010
The Legal 500 United States

Recognized as having “an excellent cadre of experienced trial litigators” and for having strengths in brand protection that “spring from the team’s willingness to take a long-term view in client needs, whilst taking an assertive and professional stance in trial litigation”

2010
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

2010
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Intellectual Property Committee

David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Chair:

Ashly Boesche
2010
Marquis Who’s Who in America, 64th Edition

Recognized: Jennings

2010
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings

2010
World Trademark Review

An “Experts’ expert” and included as one of the top 20 trademark practitioners in the United States:

Robert W. Sacoff
2010
Law & Politics

Three Pattishall lawyers selected as Illinois “Rising Stars”:

Phillip Barengolts, Ashly Boesche
2010
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

Seven Pattishall lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers” in intellectual property litigation:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August, Jonathan S. Jennings
2009
Managing Intellectual Property

Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as “World’s Leading Trade Mark Practitioners”:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2009
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register

Selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: Jennings

Jonathan S. Jennings
2009
Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers Network:

Robert M. Newbury, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August
2009
The Legal 500 United States

“David Hilliard is described by clients as ‘excellent’ [and] has tried major trademark and copyright cases throughout the United States. He is frequently brought into litigation as replacement counsel.”:

David C. Hilliard
2009
Best of the Best USA

One of the top 25 trademark lawyers in the United States:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)
2009
Legal OnRamp

Gray Market Goods Expert:

Phillip Barengolts
2009
American Bar Foundation

Three Pattishall Lawyers nominated by their peers to be a Fellow, an honor limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in America:

Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Jonathan S. Jennings
2009
Leading Lawyers Network Magazine

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Leading Lawyers” in Intellectual Property:

Robert M. Newbury, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Brett A. August
2009
Law & Politics

Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois “Super Lawyers”: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August,

2009
The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2009
2009
The Legal 500 United States

IP-boutique firm specializing on trademark, copyright, internet and e-commerce matters, with a strong focus on litigation”…whose long-term clients are “impressed by the lawyers’ ‘rapid response, along with the creativity and quality of its legal analysis'”

2009
Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a U.S. Top Tier Firm for Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution and Copyright Law

2008
Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Characterized as “authoritative” in his field:

Robert W. Sacoff
2008
Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Two Pattishall Lawyers recognized for their trademark work:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard
2008
Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Complimented on being “great to work with”:

Joseph N. Welch II
2008
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register
2008
Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a U.S. Top Tier Firm for Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution and Copyright Law

2008
Managing Intellectual Property

Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as a “World’s Leading Trade Mark Practitioner”:

2008
Chambers USA-The Client’s Guide

“David Hilliard retains a reputation as the top trademark lawyer in the state, and one with an enviable client base. A seasoned trial lawyer, he is also a skilled mediator and arbitrator.”:

David C. Hilliard
2008
Best Lawyers in America 2008 Edition

Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as “Best Lawyer in America” for 10 years or longer in intellectual property law:

Robert M. Newbury, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard
2008
Law & Politics
2007
World Trademark Review

“A leader of the trademark bar and well recognized speaker and author on trademark law.”:

Robert W. Sacoff
2007
Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Five Pattishall Lawyers selected as “world’s leading practitioners” in intellectual property law:

Jeremiah D. McAuliffe (1921-2012), Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2007
The Legal 500 of the United States

Three Pattishall Lawyers listed in The Legal 500 of the United States, Litigation for trademark litigation and dispute resolution: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II

2007
Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, 30th Anniversary Edition
2007
Informa plc, the publisher of Trademark World, Patent World and Copyright World

Two Pattishall Lawyers identified as “Luminaries” within the field of intellectual property:

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Robert W. Sacoff
2007
Chambers USA-The Client’s Guide

“This firm is said to lead the pack when it comes to trademark law in Chicago.

2007
The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2007
2007
Leading Lawyers Network Magazine
2007
The Legal 500 United States

“One of the firm’s most respected trademark litigators [with] an impressive track record of involvement in precedent-setting cases.”:

David C. Hilliard
2007
Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

One of the 22 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals -Global” in intellectual property (1 of 6 in the U.S.):

Robert W. Sacoff
2007
The Legal 500 United States

Recognized for his “litigation prowess” in intellectual property matters:

Robert W. Sacoff
2006
ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Recognized for extraordinary contributions and commitment:

Jonathan S. Jennings
2006
Who’s Who Legal, The International and U.S. Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as “world’s leading practitioners” in intellectual property law:

Jeremiah D. McAuliffe (1921-2012), Phillip Barengolts, Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II
2006
ALM (nation’s leading legal journalism and information company)

Recognized as “Go To Firm” in The Directory of Go To Firms at Top U. S. Companies

2006
6th Edition of the Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Practitioners

“leading firm in Chicago for trademark law based on the number of nominees”

2006
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Two Pattishall Lawyers recognized as AIPLA Fellows for outstanding service in the profession, learned contributions to the profession and highest standards of ethical conduct:

Robert M. Newbury, Joseph N. Welch II