Aronberg Goldgehn lawyers provide efficient, cost-effective representation of clients in trademark and copyright registration, licensing and protection.

Prosecution of Trademark Applications

We have represented clients in a wide variety of manufacturing, service and retail businesses in the area of trademark and copyright registration. Such services include: 

  • Analysis of client marketing materials to determine entitlement to federal registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of trademarks and service marks

  • Conducting and analyzing trademark availability searches using the USPTO online database, professional trademark search firms and other sources

  • Preparing and prosecuting trademark registration applications with the USPTO and under the Madrid Protocol

  • Preparing and filing federal copyright registrations with the Library of Congress

Licensing and Sale

We have represented clients in the negotiation and preparation of licensing and sale agreements affecting trademarks and copyrights, including:

  • Computer software copyright licensing agreements

  • Author royalty agreements with publishers

  • Publishing agreements

  • Recording artist contracts and royalty negotiations

  • Assignment and sale of patents, trademarks and copyrights

  • Trademark licensing and royalty agreements

  • Assignment and sale of trademarks and copyrights and recording of assignments with appropriate federal offices

Litigation

Aronberg Goldgehn’s intellectual property lawyers  are experienced in prosecuting and defending copyright, trademark and patent infringement suits as well as trade secret litigation. Among other types of claims, we have handled claims of trademark and trade dress infringement for manufacturers of toys, golf equipment, luxury bath fixtures and metal shelving units.

We regularly assist clients with DMCA takedown actions with online makretplaces such as Amazon.com and eBay.com. We have successfully resolved domain name disputes through ICANN.

In the area of copyright protection, we have advised various clients on infringement matters, including prosecuting software copying, and representing a publisher of employee training materials and a firm that
provides business consulting and seminar services. We have also brought and defended actions for infringement of sound recordings and music compositions.

Prominent Technology Law Attorney Alan S. Wernick Has Joined Aronberg Goldgehn in Its Newly Formed Privacy, Cybersecurity & Technology Law Practice Group
10.04.19

Alan handles the complex technology, IP and privacy/cybersecurity issues that challenge clients in the evolving technology marketplace.... Read More


Alan Wernick Presenting "Technology and the Law - Emerging Technology Trends and Potential Personal Liability," a Webinar for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
09.17.19

The webinar will air at 1 p.m. Central Time on Oct. 15, 2019.... Read More


Alan Wernick Co-Presenting "Social Media and the Internet" at the Ohio State Bar Association's Federal Bench Bar Conference
09.11.19

On Oct. 11, Alan's panel will address the intersection of social media, the internet and the law.... Read More


Alan Wernick Presenting "Technology and the Law - Emerging Technology Trends and Potential Commercial Liability," a Webinar for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
08.23.19

The webinar will air at 1 p.m. Central Time on Oct. 8, 2019.... Read More


"Judge: Buyer of Historic Building Didn't Inherit Trademark"
08.19.19

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports on a trademark infringement lawsuit successfully handled by Aronberg Goldgehn attorneys Amy Gibson and Ben Haskin.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Honors WINGS CEO Rebecca Darr With Its 2019 Inspiration Award
08.15.19

Rebecca accepted the award at the Fourth Annual Inspiration Award Reception hosted by the Aronberg Goldgehn Women's Initiative.... Read More


John Sciaccotta's Speaking Engagement Reported On in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
05.20.19

The article, "CBA Panel on Legal Bias Illuminates Inequities," appeared in the May 20 edition.... Read More


Bill Niro, Chris Niro and Kristy Diesner Featured in Law360 Article Titled "Aronberg Goldgehn Adds 3 to Bolster Chicago IP Practice"
05.08.19

The Law360 article appeared May 7, 2019.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women Attorneys Volunteer at Sarah's Circle
05.03.19

On April 24, 2019, a group of Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative members volunteered at Sarah's Circle in Chicago's Uptown Community, providing dinner service for their residents... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Strengthens Its Intellectual Property Practice With the Addition of Bill Niro, Chris Niro and Kristy Diesner
05.02.19

The addition of this premier Intellectual Property team expands the firm's capabilities to assist clients in their patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secret matters.... Read More


Elizabeth Lazzara and John Sciaccotta Serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2019 Investing in Justice Campaign
04.26.19

The Investing in Justice Campaign raises much-needed funds for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area.... Read More


Twenty-Three Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers in Illinois
03.20.19

Anderson, Bannon, Brodsky, Christman, Frank, Garmisa, Gilman, Hanekamp, Hayes, Holisky, Johnson, Lazzara, Lichtenstein, Melamed, Morris, Robertson, Schlifke, Scholl, Sciaccotta, Sodikoff, Stark, Zaban and Zaslavsky named Leading Lawyers.... Read More


Seven Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
03.19.19

Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Benjamin Haskin, David A. Johnson, Jr., Amber O. LaFevers, Lindsay P. Lollio and Timothy R. Nelson have been named Emerging Lawyers for 2019 by Illinois Leading Lawyers.... Read More


Privacy Alert - Liability Under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act
02.20.19

A new Illinois Supreme Court ruling expands the scope of liability for companies that collect or store biometric information. The Court has now clarified that actual injury or harm is not necessary to bring a claim... Read More


Staci Balbirer, Amy Gibson, Ben Haskin, David Johnson, Amber LaFevers, Lindsay Lollio and Tim Nelson Named "Rising Stars" By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.24.19

No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois are named to Rising Stars.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Elected a Trustee of the Barrington School District 220 Educational Foundation Board
10.26.18

As a Trustee, John will support the Foundation's mission to inspire students' passion for learning and career exploration, and provide enriching opportunities through private funding.... Read More


John Sciaccotta To Be Honored With Fenwick High School's 2018 Accipiter Award
04.30.18

On May 18, 2018, Aronberg Goldgehn member John Sciaccotta will receive the prestigious Accipiter Award from his alma mater, Fenwick High School.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Hosting the Legal Netlink Alliance's Spring 2018 Meeting
04.30.18

On May 17, 2018, the Legal Netlink Alliance will kick off its 2018 Spring meeting with a cocktail reception in the offices of Aronberg Goldgehn.... Read More


Five Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
03.30.18

Amy M. Gibson, Benjamin Haskin, Amber O. LaFevers, Lindsay P. Lollio and Timothy R. Nelson have been named Emerging Lawyers for 2018 by Illinois Leading Lawyers.... Read More


Twenty Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
03.30.18

Twenty-one Aronberg Goldgehn attorneys have been named Leading Lawyers for 2018 by Illinois Leading Lawyers.... Read More


Tim Nelson Discusses How the Law Impacts Technology and Private Equity in Recent Podcast
02.02.18

Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Timothy Nelson appeared on the Private Equity Technology Podcast this week to discuss how the law impacts technology and Private Equity.... Read More


Seven Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named "Rising Stars" By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.24.18

Staci L. Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Benjamin Haskin, David A. Johnson, Jr., Amber O. LaFevers, Lindsay P. Lollio and Timothy R. Nelson have been named "Rising Stars" by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Honors Businesswoman Rowena Zimmers With Its 2017 Inspiration Award
10.17.17

Rowena Zimmers accepted Aronberg Goldgehn's 2017 Inspiration Award at its 2nd Annual Inspiration Award Luncheon.... Read More


Amy Gibson Named in Crain's List of The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
08.01.17

Aronberg Goldgehn Member Amy M. Gibson has been listed in Crain's Custom Media's inaugural edition of The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago.... Read More


Four Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.26.17

Amy Gibson, Julie Johnson, Tim Nelson and Amber LaFevers have been named Emerging Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named "Rising Stars" By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Staci L. Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Julie A. Johnson, Amber O. LaFevers and Timothy R. Nelson have been named "Rising Stars" by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
08.08.16

Litigator John C. Sciaccotta has been elected a Member of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Hosts Its Inaugural Inspiration Award Luncheon
08.01.16

Ulta Beauty General Counsel Jodi Caro Honored With the 2016 Inspiration Award... Read More


Five Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Amber O. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Appoints New Practice Group Chairs
07.29.15

Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Rapoport Gibson Will Lead the Commercial Litigation Group; Paul Gilman and Tim Nelson, Business Law & Transactions... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked No. 1 for Having the Highest Percentage of Women Associates Among Illinois' Largest Firms
07.14.15

Chicago Lawyer magazine' has published the results of its annual diversity survey of the largest law firms in Illinois, and Aronberg Goldgehn has been ranked No. 1 in one analysis of the statistics.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.04.15

John Sciaccotta has joined Aronberg Goldberg as a member. He focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts throughout the country.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers; Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.'... Read More


Lisa Brodsky, Tim Nelson and Amy Gibson Elected New Members
01.01.15

Aronberg Goldgehn has elected Lisa J. Brodsky, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.... Read More


Amber LaFevers, Tim Nelson and Amy Gibson Named Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Amber LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have been designated as Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Amy Gibson, Tim Nelson and Julie Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Attorneys Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Seven Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers' and Rising Stars' in Illinois
01.04.13

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce that four attorneys were selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers' for 2013 and four attorneys were designated as ‘Rising Stars' in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.... Read More


Timothy Nelson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn As An Associate
11.29.10

Timothy Nelson has joined Aronberg Goldgehn as an associate in the business law department.... Read More