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I got my feet wet as a former Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), and, since then, have worked for over eight years in the private sector, almost exclusively in the intellectual property (I.P.) field.  I currently work at an I.P. boutique law firm, focusing primarily on trademark (including unfair competition) and copyright legal matters, as well as domain name disputes and Internet law-related issues.


I have represented and assisted clients from one person start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in a wide range of industries, such as insurance and financial services, industrial technology products, game software, and consumer goods.  My representation and client counseling services have included (1) the clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks worldwide; (2) domain name disputes (UDRP & ACPA proceedings) and DMCA as well as other Internet-related matters; (3) intellectual property due diligence matters in connection with the purchase or divestiture of businesses, and conducting I.P. audits; (4) trademark oppositions, cancellations, and ex parte appeals at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board level, as well as trademark, copyright, unfair competition, counterfeiting and related dispute matters before various United States courts; (5) preparation and filing of copyright applications and providing related counseling; and (6) the preparation of Terms of Use and Privacy Policy agreements for web-based businesses, as well as Non-Disclosure Agreements and other documents to protect intellectual property assets.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Trademark Application: 30%
  2. Trademark Infringement: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 15%
  4. Copyright Infringement: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Ladas & Parry, LLP

224 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200311/12/2015
INInactive In Good Standing200010/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Intellectual Property AttorneyLadas & Parry, LLP2013 - Present
Of Counsel / Intellectual Property AttorneyDennemeyer & Associates, LLC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyLeydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.2007 - 2012
Associate AttorneyDavis McGrath LLC2005 - 2007
Trademark AttorneyU.S. Patent & Trademark Office2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)Director2007 - 2009
Intellectual Property Owners Association (Cybersquatting Committee)Member2007 - Present
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Internet Law Committee)Vice-Chair2006 - 2007
Chicago Bar Association (YLS Intellectual Property Committee)Chair2005 - 2007
International Trademark AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2004 - Present
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoMember2004 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Studex Corporation v. Richline Group, Inc., Opposition No. 91211267 (TTAB 2014)N/A
At World Properties, LLC v. @ Rentals, Inc., Opposition No. 91210058 (TTAB 2014)N/A
David A. Kay and Christopher N. Cramer v. Apollo Sprayers International, Inc., Opposition No. 91202948 (TTAB 2012)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Indiana UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Indiana UniversityFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Introduction to Copyright, Trademark and Other IP LawIntroduction to Copyright and Trademark Litigation2011
Protecting A Business’ AssetsIntellectual Property Protection2009
Half Moon Seminars U.S. Trademark Workshop for ParalegalsProsecuting U.S. Trademark Applications and Maintaining Registrations2009
Strategies for Intellectual Property Enforcement for Individuals and Small BusinessesModerator2006
Half Moon Seminars, Hyatt Regency, ChicagoBasics of U.S. Trademark Practice2006