Securing Your Intellectual Property Assets in the U.S. and Globally
Your innovations are some of your most valuable assets in today’s global marketplace. Advitam IP is a Chicago-based law firm with an exclusive focus on securing and protecting your intellectual property. With decades of combined experience in IP law, a strategy-based approach, and leading-edge technical facilities, our attorneys help turn your IP assets into a lasting competitive advantage at home and abroad.
Michele Katz Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America
Congratulations to Michele Katz, who has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America. Established in 1898, Marquis Who’s Who is the standard for reliable and comprehensive biographical data. The family of Marquis Who’s Who publications presents unmatched coverage of the lives of today’s leaders and achievers from the United States and around the world. Michele joins prominent individuals from business and industry, education, the legal profession, medicine and other areas in being honored by the publication.
Yolanda King Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at NIU
Congratulations to Advitam IP’s Yolanda King on being named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) College of Law. For the past several years, Yolanda has served as counsel at Advitam IP and was a full-time professor at NIU’s College of Law, teaching property, copyright law, entertainment law, intellectual property law and trademark law. Her recent promotion to Associate Dean is very exciting. Read the official announcement from NIU Law School here. Congrats Yolanda!
TTAB Issues Decision in Favor of Advitam IP Client
Congratulations to Michele Katz, Advitam IP, and Bylgja Bjornsdottir, Tego IP Consulting, who recently secured a victory at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The Advitam IP team led by Michele Katz successfully opposed a company’s application of an infringing trademark at the TTAB. In this case, Advitam IP’s client is one of Iceland’s oldest and most popular design and manufacturing companies for outdoor sports apparel and protective wear. A competing company sought to register the mark NORTH 61 that was too confusingly similar to the client’s 66°NORTH mark. After the USPTO published the company’s mark for opposition, Michele and the team challenged the registration based on a likelihood of consumer confusion. The TTAB agreed and held that the company’s mark was too confusingly similar, ruling in favor of Advitam IP’s client! Now, the competing company cannot use its mark in the U.S. on its apparel. More importantly, Advitam IP’s client’s rights are well protected.