Announcements

Released Sep 28, 2020 – Pattishall McAuliffe is a proud sponsor of  the Pro Bono Network’s “Justice Rocks” event on October 10. Click here for details.

Released Sep 28, 2020 – Pattishall McAuliffe is a proud sponsor of  UIC John Marshall Law School’s 64th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. Click here for details.

Released Sep 17, 2020 – Ashly Boesche has been appointed to the Board of the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance. She has also been appointed Co‑Chair of the Membership Committee.

Released Sep 02, 2020 – Robert Sacoff has been reappointed to serve as the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Liaison to Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle for 2020-2021.

Released Aug 18, 2020 – The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law officially elects Thad Chaloemtiarana to serve as Vice-Chair.

Released Aug 14, 2020 – Ashly Boesche was the featured speaker on a recent podcast addressing copyright compliance for K-12 and higher education institutions in the wake of new Title IX regulation– the mandate to post all materials used to train Title IX personnel on a school’s website. The podcast was presented by Franczek PC and can be viewed here:  https://www.titleixinsights.com/

Released Aug 04, 2020 – Belinda J. Scrimenti has been elected to a second term for 2020-21 as the Co-Chair of the DC Bar IP Community (f/k/a Section).

Released July 06, 2020 – Robert Sacoff and Robert Newbury have been recognized as leading practitioners inTrade Marks by Expert Guides-Trade Mark 2020

 Released July 06, 2020 – Ashly Boesche has been appointed co-chair of the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance Membership Committee.

Released May 01, 2020 – Thad Chaloemtiarana was quoted in the article “A Dot-com Amicus Army Is Volunteering for Booking.com” on the National Law Journal website Law.com.

Released Apr 27, 2020 – Supreme Court Sides With Trademark Owners – Rules Willfulness Not Required For Award Of Infringer’s Profits. Click here for more info.

Released Apr 07, 2020 – Scammers have been quick to capitalize on COVID-19 fears and are using trademarks to do it. Fortunately, while the current climate requires vigilance, remedies are available. Click here for more info.

Released Apr 03, 2020 – Pattishall McAuliffe is proud to receive the 2020 “Trade Mark Contentious Midwest Firm of the Year” award from Managing IP.

Released Mar 25, 2020 – Ashly Boesche was appointed to serve as a member of the Trademarks Committee and Women in IP for the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Released Feb 24, 2020 – Thad ChaloemtiaranaPhillip Barengolts and Jacquelyn R. Prom filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a Coalition of .Com Brand Owners as Amici Curiae in Support of Booking.com in USPTO v. Booking.com B.V. The Coalition urges the Court to reject the USPTO’s per se rule barring registration of any mark that consists of arguably generic term combined with a top level domain. Oral argument will be held on March 23, 2020. The brief can be found here. Law360 discusses the Coalition’s amicus curiae brief here.

Released Feb 13, 2020 – Pattishall McAuliffe receives top Gold Band Rankings in prestigious WTR 1000 Rankings. Click here for more info.

Released Feb 08, 2020 – Jonathan Jennings and Janet Marvel were volunteer Judges for the 2020 INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition.

Released Jan 29, 2020 – David C. Hilliard has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois in 2020, his eleventh year to be so honored.

Released Jan 22, 2020 – Ashly Boesche was appointed to serve as a member of the Trademark Committee for the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Released Jan 14, 2020 – The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Nominates Thad Chaloemtiarana to serve as Vice-Chair. Click here for more info.

Released Jan 08, 2020 – The Firm is very pleased to announce that Jessica A. Ekhoff has become a partner in the Firm as of January 1, 2020. Click here for more info.

Released Jan 07, 2020 – Bradley L. Cohn has been elected Secretary of the Board for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Released Jan 07, 2020 – Phillip Barengolts has been re-elected as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

Released Jan 06, 2020 – Jonathan S. Jennings has been appointed to the INTA Non-Traditional Marks Committee.

Released Dec 23, 2019 – The firm is very proud to announce that the Association of Legal Administrators’ Chicago Chapter has presented our extraordinary Executive Director of 31 years, Larry J. Fujara, with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of his commitment to professionalism, and dedication to the advancement of the legal management profession and a record of long-term service.” Click here for more info.

Released Dec 20, 2019 – Brett A. AugustPhillip BarengoltsAshly Iacullo BoescheThad ChaloemtiaranaBradley L. CohnDavid C. HilliardJonathan S. JenningsJanet A. MarvelRobert W. SacoffBelinda J. Scrimenti and Joseph N. Welch II have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2020, and Jessica A. Ekhoff has been selected as an Illinois Rising Star.

Released Dec 10, 2019 – Jessica A. Ekhoff has been appointed co-chair of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law’s Programming Committee for 2020-2021.

Released Nov 19, 2019 – The Chicago Chapter of the ALA presented Larry Fujara with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of his commitment to professionalism, and dedication to the advancement of the legal management profession and a record of long-term service.”

Released Nov 01, 2019 – Pattishall McAuliffe has been designated a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Chicago Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms 2020

Released Oct 21, 2019 – Phillip Barengolts has been re-appointed to the the U.S. subcommittee of INTA’s Legislation and Regulation Committee for 2020-2021.

Released Oct 18, 2019 – Robert W. Sacoff was rated one of the top 20 trademark law practitioners in the U.S. by World Trademark Review Experts’ expert. World Trademark Review regularly speaks to leading practitioners across the globe to find out who they rate as the best in the trademark law business in their jurisdictions.

Released Sep 26, 2019 – Belinda J. Scrimenti has been appointed to the International Trademark Association Trademark Offices Practices Committee.

Released Sep 19, 2019 – Belinda J. Scrimenti has been elected as Co-Chair of the DC Bar Intellectual Property Community (f/k/a “Section”) Steering Committee.

Released Sep 16, 2019 – Thad Chaloemtiarana has been appointed to the Trademark Reform Task Force for the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. The Trademark Reform Task Force will be responsible for reviewing and commenting on proposed trademark reform legislation in Congress.

Released Aug 19, 2019 – Robert W. Sacoff has been re-appointed to the AIPPI Standing Committee on Geographical Indications through 2021.

Released Aug 14, 2019 – Best Lawyers® 2019 has recognized Robert M. Newbury and David C. Hilliard in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law in Illinois. Mr. Newbury was also recognized in the field of Patent Law.

Released Aug 13, 2019 – Janet A. Marvel has been appointed Editor in Chief for Landslide Magazine.

Released Jul 31, 2019 – Seth I. Appel has been appointed a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Released Jul 01, 2019 – Thad Chaloemtiarana has been appointed the ABA-IPL Liaison to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Council Liaison to the Trademarks & Unfair Competition Division for the 2019-2020 bar year.

Released Jun 19, 2019 – Jonathan S. Jennings was appointed the liaison to the Environment, Energy, and Resources Section’s Coordinating Committee from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the upcoming 2019-2020 bar year.

Released May 30, 2019 – Belinda J. Scrimenti has been elected to the Steering committee for the DC Bar Intellectual Property Community (f/k/a “Section”) for a three-year term beginning July 1.

Released May 30, 2019 – Kristine A. Bergman has been appointed Chair of the Chicago Women in IP Marketing and Communications Committee for the 2019-2020 term.

Released May 24, 2019 – David C. HilliardBrett A. AugustJonathan S. Jennings and Bradley L. Cohn, have been selected as IP Stars in Illinois in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, and Jessica A. Ekhoff has been selected as an Illinois Rising Star.

Released May 20, 2019 – Kristine A. Bergman has been selected as a Young Lawyer Fellow by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law for a three-year term beginning in August.

Released May 01, 2019 – Robert W. Sacoff has been appointed Co-Chair of the AIPPI U.S. Group Report on “Copyright in Artificially Generated Works,” which will be on the agenda for debate and Resolution at the AIPPI World Congress in London, in September, 2019.

Released Jun 06, 2018 – David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff, Joseph N. Welch II, Janet A. Marvel, Belinda J. Scrimenti and Demetra Merikas have been recognized as being among the world’s leading trademark lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2018.

Released Jun 01, 2018 – The Legal 500-United States recognized Pattishall McAuliffe for its experience in trademark litigation and trademarks non-contentious. The “Chicago-based boutique has experience handling litigation for clients in the automobile, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors, among others.”

Released May 16, 2018 – Pattishall McAuliffe is proud to receive the 2018 “Trade Mark Contentious Midwest Firm of the Year” award from Managing IP.

Released May 15, 2018 – Best Lawyers® 2018 has recognized Robert M. Newbury and David C. Hilliard in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law in Illinois. Mr. Newbury was also recognized in the field of Patent Law.

Released Mar 20, 2018 – Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to National Championship. Click here for more info.

Released Feb 13, 2018 – Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to National Finals for a fourth time in five years. Click here for more info.

Released Jan 29, 2018 – Pattishall McAuliffe receives top Gold Band Rankings in prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings. Click here for more info.

Released Jan 25, 2018 – Brett A. August, Phillip Barengolts, Ashly Iacullo Boesche, Thad Chaloemtiarana, Bradley L. Cohn, David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings, Janet A. Marvel, Robert W. Sacoff, Belinda J. Scrimenti and Joseph N. Welch II have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2018.

Released Jan 25, 2018 – David C. Hilliard has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois for ten years, the only Intellectual Property lawyer so honored.

Released Jan 12, 2018 – Jonathan S. Jennings has been appointed to the INTA Leadership Development Committee.