Honors & Awards


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.
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
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 Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Pattishall McAuliffe named "Trademark Contentious Midwest Firm of the Year"
2015 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Pattishall McAuliffe Selected for Gold Band for Illinois and Silver Band nationally. "Pattishall McAuliffe is a mainstay of the national and internatioal trademark scene..." "It is legendary, particularly in litigation. Just that it still exists as an exclusive trademark boutique says something special about it.
2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm
2015 American Lawyer Media (ALM) One of Chicago's Top Ranked Law Firms of 2015
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 Chambers USA-2014 "Attracts the respect of the business community for its prowess in trademark matters. Maintains a particularly good profile for litigation."
2014 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Nationally recognized in Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Copyright, and "Highly Recommended" in Illinois
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 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm
2013 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Nationally recognized in Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Copyright, and "Highly Recommended" in Illinois
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 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." : Welch II
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." : Marvel
2013 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.": Jennings
2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranked a National Tier 1 Trademark Law Firm
2013 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 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
2011 Managing Intellectual Property Ranked in top tiers for trademark and copyright law, including prosecution, litigation, enforcement and licensing
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 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."
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
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 Managing Intellectual Property Recognized as a U.S. Top Tier Firm for Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution and Copyright Law
2007 Chambers USA-The Client's Guide "This firm is said to lead the pack when it comes to trademark law in Chicago."
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 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
2017 Best Lawyers Business Edition Recognized as a Chicago Nominee for the 2017 "Women of Influence" Awards: 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": Hilliard
2017 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Nationally ranked Silver for "enforcement and litigation" : Sacoff
2017 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Ranked Gold in Illinois for "enforcement and litigation" and "prosecution and strategy" : Jennings
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...": 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." : Cohn
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.": Barengolts
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.": Welch II
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.'": Marvel
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.": 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.": 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.": Chaloemtiarana
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.": August
2017 Illinois Super Lawyers Ten Pattishall lawyers selected as Illinois Super Lawyers: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Marvel, Scrimenti, Cohn, Chaloemtiarana, Barengolts
2017 Illinois Super Lawyers One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Rising Star" and a "Top Rated E-Discovery Lawyer": Boesche
2017 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer : Newbury, Hilliard, Sacoff, August, Jennings, Chaloemtiarana, Boesche
2017 The Best Lawyers in America® Recognized in the fields of Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law: Newbury, Hilliard
2017 The Best Lawyers in America® Recognized in the field of Patent Law: Newbury
2017 World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Three attorneys chosen as WIPR Leaders in Illinois: Hilliard, Jennings, Barengolts
2016 Emerging Lawyers Magazine Two Pattishall attorneys selected as Emerging Lawyers in Illinois for 2017: Barengolts, Boesche
2016 Chicago Sister Cities International Volunteer of the Year: August
2016 AIPPI Award of Merit: Sacoff
2016 Expert Guides Recognized as leading practitioners in Trade Marks: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Marvel, Scrimenti
2016 Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2016 Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as world's leading Trademark lawyers : Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Marvel, Scrimenti, Merikas
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.": Hilliard
2016 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Five attorneys selected as "IP Stars": Hilliard, Welch II, August, Jennings, Cohn
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: 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: Chaloemtiarana
2016 Leading Lawyers Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois: Cohn
2016 Leading Lawyers Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois: Hilliard
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: Sacoff
2016 Leading Lawyers Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois: Welch II
2016 The Chicago-Kent College of Law Intellectual Property Law Society 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award: Boesche
2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Honored as one of two Illinois "Luminaries": Hilliard
2016 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards Recognized as the 2016 "Brand Protection Attorney of the Year in Illinois": 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.": Jennings
2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 "She is a fantastic lawyer who is deeply involved with the IP industry.": 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.": 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.": August
2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 "Joseph Welch is well rounded and knowledgeable in all aspects of trademark law.": 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.": Chaloemtiarana
2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 "Sacoff is a truly excellent trademark attorney, a go-to guy in the region.": Sacoff
2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Barengolts "pick[s] up impressive volumes of peer recommendations - for his leadership abilities and substantive expertise.": Barengolts
2016 Illinois Super Lawyers Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property : Marvel, Cohn, Chaloemtiarana
2016 Illinois Super Lawyers Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Litigation: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Scrimenti, Barengolts
2016 Illinois Super Lawyers One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property: Boesche
2016 Thomson Reuters Recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois for nine years, the only Intellectual Property lawyer so honored: Hilliard
2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 "David Hilliard is a safe pair of hands for multi-million dollar trials.": Hilliard
2016 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: Newbury, Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Chaloemtiarana, 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: Hilliard
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: Newbury
2016 Marquis Who's Who in the World Recognized: Hilliard
2015 Lawyer Monthly Selected as "Brand Attorney of the Year - USA": August
2015 Legal Media Group's Women in Business Law 2015 Expert Guide Recognized as a Woman in Business Law Expert: Marvel
2015 Leading Lawyers Two Pattishall attorneys selected as Emerging Lawyers in Illinois for 2016: Barengolts, 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.": Hilliard
2015 Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015 Five Pattishall Lawyers selected as world's leading Trademark lawyers: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Marvel, Scrimenti
2015 The Legal 500 United States Five Pattishall Lawyers recognized for their experience in trademark litigation: Hilliard, Jennings, Cohn, Chaloemtiarana, Barengolts
2015 Global Law Experts Brand Protection Attorney of the Year in Illinois: August
2015 Global Law Experts IP Attorney of the Year in Illinois: Newbury
2015 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Five attorneys selected as "IP Stars": Hilliard, Welch II, August, Jennings, Cohn
2015 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: Newbury, Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Chaloemtiarana, Boesche
2015 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Placed in the Silver Band nationally for "Individuals: enforcement and litigation": 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.": 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.": 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.": Marvel
2015 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Placed in the Silver Band in Illinois for "enforcement and litigation": Sacoff, Welch II, Jennings, Marvel
2015 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Placed in the Bronze Band in Illinois for "enforcement and litigation": Cohn, Chaloemtiarana, Barengolts
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Litigation: August, Barengolts, Cohn, Hilliard, Jennings, Sacoff, Scrimenti, Welch II
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Eight Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property : August, Barengolts, Cohn, Jennings, Marvel, Sacoff, Scrimenti, Welch II
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in Media & Advertising: Barengolts, Cohn
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Hilliard
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Recognized as one of the top 100 "Super Lawyers" in Illinois: Hilliard
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Entertainment & Sports: 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": Newbury
2015 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards Recognized as the 2015 "IP Attorney of the Year in Illinois": Newbury
2014 Corporate LiveWire - Lawyer Of The Year 2014 Named Lawyer of the Year in Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Chicago, Illinois: Barengolts
2014 Architecture and Design Society Received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his contributions to architecture and design in Chicago: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Hilliard, 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: 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: Sacoff
2014 Chicago Magazine Recognized as one of "the Top Women Attorneys in Illinois": Scrimenti
2014 American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell Selected as a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property: Newbury, Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
2014 2014 Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Lawyers Recognized as one of the World's Leading Trade Mark Lawyers: Sacoff
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.": Hilliard
2014 The Legal 500 United States "Jonathan Jennings has experience in grey market goods-related cases": Jennings
2014 The Legal 500 United States "Janet Marvel handles anti-counterfeiting work.": 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.: 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.": Hilliard
2014 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Five Pattishall attorneys selected as "IP Stars": Hilliard, Welch II, August, Jennings, Cohn
2014 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation: 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: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Cohn, Scrimenti
2014 Illinois Super Lawyers Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Litigation for ten consecutive years: August, Welch II
2013 Best Lawyers 2013 Chicago Intellectual Property Law "Lawyer of the Year" : Hilliard
2013 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as "Top Business Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law in Illinois" by Leading Lawyers Network: Newbury, Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
2013 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as "Top Business Lawyers in Copyright & Trademark Law in Illinois": Welch II, Jennings
2013 Chicago's Best Lawyers Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as "Best Lawyer in Chicago" in intellectual property law: Hilliard, Newbury
2013 INTA Featured in INTA Pro Bono Spotlight: Jennings
2013 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Five Pattishall attorneys selected as "IP Stars": Hilliard, Welch II, August, Cohn, Jennings
2013 The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013 Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world's leading Trademark lawyers: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Scrimenti
2013 American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
2013 Illinois Super Lawyers Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers": August, Cohn, Hilliard, Jennings, Marvel, Sacoff, Welch II
2013 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine One Pattishall Lawyer selected as an Illinois "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation: Barengolts
2013 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Four Pattishall Lawyers recognized The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Recognized: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, 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: Newbury, Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, 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.: Barengolts
2012 The Legal 500 United States Recommended for handling various TTAB proceedings.: Jennings
2012 The Legal 500 United States Recommended for his focus on trademark infringement and unfair competition cases.: Sacoff
2012 The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012 Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world's leading Trademark lawyers: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Scrimenti
2012 World Trademark Review 1000 Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. is described as "a dean of the Illionis trademark Bar": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)
2012 World Trademark Review 1000 Joseph N. Welch II is respected for "his encyclopaedic knowledge of trademark law": Welch II
2012 World Trademark Review 1000 Janet A. Marvel is acclaimed for her "great understanding of trademark protection": Marvel
2012 Marquis Who's Who in the World Recognized: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Jennings, Chaloemtiarana
2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine One of the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers: Hilliard
2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers": August, Cohn, Hilliard, Jennings, Marvel, Sacoff, Welch II
2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as an Illinois "Rising Stars": Barengolts, 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: Chaloemtiarana
2011 Lawyers for the Creative Arts Honored David C. Hilliard with its "Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.": 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.: Hilliard, 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.": 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: Cohn
2011 The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2011 Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as world's leading Trademark lawyers: Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II
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: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard
2011 Who's Who in American Law Recognized: Jennings
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.": Hilliard
2011 The Legal 500 United States "Phillip Barengolts represented Bayer Healthcare as plaintiff in a domain name dispute against multiple defendants.": Barengolts
2011 World Trademark Review 1000 Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. is described as "a great practitioner": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)
2011 World Trademark Review 1000 Joseph N. Welch II is described as "a true expert in the field": Welch II
2011 Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Named an "Honorary Young Lawyer in Perpetuity": 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: Barengolts
2011 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Four Pattishall Lawyers recognized: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II
2010 The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Recognized as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2010: 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.": 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: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
2010 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition Two Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in intellectual property: Marvel, Cohn
2010 Chicago's Best Lawyers Three Pattishall Lawyers selected as Chicago's Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard
2010 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010 Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as world's leading Business lawyers: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II
2010 Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Intellectual Property Committee David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Chair: 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: Sacoff
2010 Law & Politics Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Marvel, Cohn
2010 Law & Politics Three Pattishall lawyers selected as Illinois "Rising Stars": Barengolts, Boesche
2010 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition Seven Pattishall lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers" in intellectual property litigation: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Cohn
2009 Managing Intellectual Property Four Pattishall Lawyers selected as "World's Leading Trade Mark Practitioners": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II
2009 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: Jennings
2009 Chicago Lawyer Magazine Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as "Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in Illinois" by Leading Lawyers Network: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
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.": Hilliard
2009 Best of the Best USA One of the top 25 trademark lawyers in the United States: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired)
2009 Legal OnRamp Gray Market Goods Expert: 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: Sacoff, Welch II, Jennings
2009 Leading Lawyers Network Magazine Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as "Leading Lawyers" in Intellectual Property: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
2009 Law & Politics Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings, Cohn
2009 The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2009 Five Pattishall Lawyers selected as the Leading Trademark Attorneys in the World: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II
2008 Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Characterized as "authoritative" in his field: Sacoff
2008 Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Two Pattishall Lawyers recognized for their trademark work: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard
2008 Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Complimented on being "great to work with": Welch II
2008 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as an AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August
2008 Who's Who Legal: Illinois 2008 Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as "Illinois leading lawyers in Trademark law": McAuliffe (1921-2012), Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Marvel
2008 Managing Intellectual Property Six Pattishall Lawyers selected as a "World's Leading Trade Mark Practitioner": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Jennings, Marvel
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.": 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: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard
2008 Law & Politics Seven Pattishall Lawyers selected as Illinois "Super Lawyers": Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Cohn
2007 World Trademark Review "A leader of the trademark bar and well recognized speaker and author on trademark law.": 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: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, 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 Five Pattishall Lawyers recognized: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Jennings
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: Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Sacoff
2007 The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2007 Five Pattishall Lawyers recognized: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II
2007 Leading Lawyers Network Magazine Seven Pattishall Lawyers named "Leading Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Law: Newbury, Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, August, Jennings
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.": 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.): Sacoff
2007 The Legal 500 United States Recognized for his "litigation prowess" in intellectual property matters: Sacoff
2006 ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Recognized for extraordinary contributions and commitment: 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: McAuliffe (1921-2012), Geraldson, Jr. (Retired), Hilliard, Sacoff, Welch II, Marvel
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: Newbury, Welch II