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William Thomas McGrath

also known as Bill McGrath

Practice areas:

Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, Internet

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Copyright Infringement: 60%
  2. Trademark Infringement: 30%
  3. Internet: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Russell William Kinsey

    Mr. McGrath is well respected as one of the premier Copyright law experts in Chicago.

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    Russell Kinsey Trademark Application Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Evan Duane Brown

    Bill taught me everything I know about copyright law.

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    Evan Brown Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Davis McGrath LLC

125 South Wacker Drive Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60606

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoPresident1999 - 2000
Chicago Bar Association ,Patent, Trademark and Copyright CommitteeChairman1992 - 1993
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMember1984 - Present
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
IP LitigatorFilm Clips and Fair Use: The King is Dead But His Copyrights Live On2004
IP LitigatorDoes the Copyright Act Preempt Right of Publicity Actions?2003
IP LitigatorRevenge of the Troll Dolls: Copyright Restoration for Foreign Works.2003
IP LitigatorThin-Skinned Barbie Meets the Fair Use Doctrine2003
IP LitigatorSeventh Circuit Adds New Twist to Attorney Fee Issue2003
IP LitigatorHas the Day of State Court Copyright Infringement Litigation Arrived?2002
Copyright WorldReview of Bowker's Copyright: Its History and Its Law2002
IP LitigatorThe 'Publication' Puzzle in Copyright Law2002
IP LitigatorCopyright Infringement and the De Minimis Doctrine2002
IP LitigatorIndependent Creation and the Case of the Competing Doll Heads2002
Copyright WorldU.S. Copyright Case Law Developments in 2001.2002
IP LitigatorAnswered Prayers and Jury Trials: Mr. Feltner's Lesson2002
IP LitigatorThe Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Copyright Infringement Cases2002
IP LitigatorThe Case of the Inchoate Copyright Registration2001
IP LitigatorExceptions to the Copyright Infringement Suit Registration Requirement2001
IP LitigatorFunky Eyewear Helps Second Circuit See Actual Damages More Clearly.2001
Copyright WorldU.S. Copyright Case Law Developments in the New Millennium.2001
InFocus MagazineCopyright: A Historical Perspective.2000
Computer Litigation JournalAre You Ready? New Federal Legislation Protects Some Y2K Readiness Disclosures.1999
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoDrafting Software License Agreements on the Eve of the Millennium1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law SchoolDevelopments in Copyright Law -- 20032004
New Athenaeum TheaterCopyright Issues For Theater and Dance Companies2004
Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School.Developments in Copyright Law -- 2002.2003
Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Midwest Chapter.Fair Use.2003
Intellectual Property Law Seminar.Copyright Basics2002
Intellectual Property Law Association of Brazil (ABPI)The Fair Use Doctrine in U.S. Copyright Law2002
Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law SchoolDevelopments in Copyright Law -- 2001.2002
UnknownCopyright Case Law Developments in 2001.2002
Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, City of Chicago Department of Cultural AffairsProtecting the Art and Artists of Gallery 37.2002
Intellectual Property Law Seminar.Copyright Basics2001
Chicago Creative Coalition.Copyright Issues for Creative Professionals2001
45th Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law SchoolDevelopments in Copyright Law -- 2000.2001
YLS Intellectual Property Law Committee.Music and the Internet: The Napster Litigation.2000
Intellectual Property Law Seminar.Copyright Basics.2000
Committee on Exempt OrganizationsCopyright Issues for Non-Profit Organizations.2000
Annual Conference Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School.Developments in Copyright Law -- 1999.2000
UnknownCopyright Law Developments.2000
Chicago Women in Publishing.Copyright Issues in the Publishing Industry.1999
Annual Copyright Law ConferenceCopyright Law -- Recent Case Law Developments.1999
The Lincoln American Inn of Court.Legal Aspects of the Year 2000 Problem: Litigation and Legislation1998