Announcements

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 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.

Released Nov 13, 2017 – Ashly Boesche was recognized by Law Bulletin Media as one of the 2017 Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch. Ashly was selected from more than 1,500 nominations for attorneys throughout Illinois.

Released Nov 01, 2017 – 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 2018

Released Oct 04, 2017 – Bradley L. Cohn has been re-appointed to INTA’s Government Officials Training Committee.

Released Sep 25, 2017 – Seth I. Appel was appointed to serve as National Chapter Coordinator of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Released Sep 25, 2017 – Phillip Barengolts has been appointed to the Legislation and Regulation Committee of INTA.

Released Sep 25, 2017 – Ashly Boesche was elected as President of the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board.

Released Sep 25, 2017 – Paul A. Borovay has been appointed co-chair of the Midwest Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Released Aug 24, 2017 – Success in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Donnay USA v. Donnay Int’l, et al. (No. 16-3067). Plaintiff sued in New York for $190,000,000. Robert W. Sacoff, Robert M. Newbury and Seth I. Appel represented defendants. Case dismissed on our motion by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in September, 2016. On plaintiff’s appeal, dismissal affirmed by the Second Circuit on August 24, 2017, 6 days after the oral argument.

Released Aug 21, 2017 – Phillip Barengolts has been re-appointed to the CLE Board of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.

Released Aug 18, 2017 – Belinda J. Scrimenti has been appointed Chair of the Trademark Subcommittee of the DC Bar Intellectual Property Community.

Released Aug 15, 2017 – The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 has recognized Robert M. Newbury and David C. Hilliard in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law. Mr. Newbury was also recognized in the field of Patent Law.

Released Jul 03, 2017 – Jonathan S. Jennings was elected to another three-year term on PILI’s Board of Directors.

Released Feb 27, 2017 – Jason Koransky was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Children and Families Practice Group of LAF (formerly named the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) at its Gelato Social on February 23, 2017. Click here for more info.

Released Feb 14, 2017 – Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team to first place regional win for a third time in four years. Click here for more info.

Released Feb 10, 2017 – Robert W. Sacoff has been appointed Co-Chair of the AIPPI U.S. Group Report on the Study Question “Bad Faith Trademarks,” which will be on the agenda for debate and resolution at the AIPPI World IP Congress in Sydney, Australia in October, 2017.

Released Feb 02, 2017 – Jonathan S. Jennings is a member of the Steering Committee for the Chicago Bar Association’s Leadership Institute.

Released Feb 01, 2017 – Jonathan S. Jennings is a Mentor in the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer mentoring program.

Released Jan 17, 2017 – Pattishall McAuliffe received the top Gold Band ranking for both the United States and Illinois in the 2017 WTR 1000 report. Robert W. Sacoff was nationally ranked Silver for “enforcement and litigation.” Jonathan S. Jennings was ranked Gold in Illinois for “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy.” David C. Hilliard was honored as one of two Intellectual Property Liminaries in Illinois. Additional Pattishall lawyers recognized by the WTR include Brett A. August , Phillip Barengolts, Thad Chaloemtiarana, Bradley L. Cohn, Janet A. Marvel and Joseph N. Welch II . Click here for details.

Released Jan 12, 2017 – Ashly Boesche has been elected President of the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance.

Released Jan 01, 2017 – Pattishall McAuliffe has been Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation Firm in Chicago.

Released Nov 21, 2016 – Jonathan S. Jennings and Jacquelyn McPeak (Barczak) were part of the team that co-authored the American Bar Association’s amicus curiae brief filed last week with the U.S. Supreme Court. Respondent in the case, In re Tam, challenges statutory restrictions on registering disparaging trademarks on First Amendment grounds. The ABA brief does not take a position on the central, constitutional question before the Court. Rather, it seeks to clarify certain trademark and unfair competition law principles that the ABA considers important for a fully informed analysis of the issue. The brief is available here.

Released Nov 15, 2016 – Brett A. August receives “Volunteer of the Year” Award from Chicago Sister Cities International. Click here for more info.

Released Nov 01, 2016 – Pattishall McAuliffe has been designated a National 1 Trademark Law Firm, and a Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation Firm in Chicago for 2017.

Released Oct 05, 2016 – Robert W. Sacoff Receives AIPPI Award of Merit. Click here for more info.

Released Sep 30, 2016 – Last month, the American Bar Association published Jonathan S. Jennings‘ chapter entitled “Domain Names and Trademarks On the Internet” in the second edition of the book The Intellectual Property Handbook: A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business and IP Counsel

Released Sep 04, 2016 – David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings and Phillip Barengolts have been chosen as World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders for 2017.

Released Aug 19, 2016 – The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 has recognized Robert M. Newbury and David C. Hilliard in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law. Mr. Newbury was also recognized in the field of Patent Law.

Released Jun 27, 2016 – Jessica A. Ekhoff has been appointed Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee for the 2016-17 year.

Released Jun 23, 2016 – David C. Hilliard, Robert W. Sacoff , Joseph N. Welch II , Janet A. Marvel and Belinda J. Scrimenti have been recognized by Expert Guides as leading practitioners in the field of Trade Marks for 2016.

Released Jun 13, 2016 – We are proud to be an Advocate Level Sponsor of PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception on Wednesday, June 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ivy Room at Tree Studios in Chicago. The Public Interest Law Initiative serves to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. To learn more about PILI, visit www.pili.org.

Released Jun 09, 2016 – Jason Koransky appeared on the All Sides with Ann Fisher radio show and was interviewed by Ann Fisher on the topic of “Artists’ fight to control their music: from Ma Rainey to Prince and beyond.”

Released May 06, 2016 – Kristine A. Bergman has been appointed to the Chicago Women in IP Marketing and Communications Committee for the 2016-2017 term.

Released May 02, 2016 – Ashly Boesche receives Distinguished Alumna Award. Click here for more info.

Released Apr 21, 2016 – Jonathan S. Jennings has been appointed a subcommittee chair for INTA’s Right of Publicity Committee.

Released Apr 12, 2016 – Pattishall Prevails for Bayer in Landmark Unfair Competition Case. Click here for more info.

Released Apr 05, 2016 – Thad Chaloemtiarana has been nominated to serve as Membership Officer for the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law for the 2016-2017 American Bar Association year.