Announcements


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 as the Chair of the Trademark Subcommittee of the DC Bar Intellectual Property Community (f/k/a Section).

Released Jun 01, 2017 - The Legal 500-United States recognized Pattishall McAuliffe 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."

Released Jun 01, 2017 - Chambers USA-2017 recognized David C. Hilliard as a "Top practitioner" who "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."

Released May 30, 2017 - Jessica A. Ekhoff has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago.

Released May 26, 2017 - Brett A. August, Bradley L. Cohn, David C. Hilliard, Jonathan S. Jennings and Joseph N. Welch II have been named as "IP Stars" in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

Released May 26, 2017 - Pattishall McAuliffe has been "Highly Recommended" in Illinois by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. "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."

Released May 01, 2017 - 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 2017.

Released Mar 31, 2017 - Ashly Boesche was named in Best Lawyers' Spring 2017 Business Edition as a Chicago Nominee for the 2017 "Women of Influence" Awards. Ashly is among a select few identified by her colleagues as an "exceptional" practitioner of law. This peer-review award is presented by the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law. Click here for more info.

Released Mar 10, 2017 - Jonathan S. Jennings is a member of the INTA Panel of Trademark Mediators (PTM)

Released Mar 08, 2017 - Pattishall Prevails in 5th Circuit. Click here to read more..

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. Seth I. Appel is also serving as a member of the committee.

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 Luminaries 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