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James Michael Faier

James Michael Faier

also known as Registered Patent Attorney

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement, Copyright Application, Patent Infringement, Intellectual Property, Copyright Infringement, Licensing, Internet, International Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Trademark Application: 35%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Patent Application: 35%
    10 years, 50 cases
  3. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    24 years, 25 cases
  4. Patent Infringement: 5%
    24 years, 10 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($295-395/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Carol Lynn Schlitt

    I have known Jim going back to his student days at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is brilliant, passionate and caring about his work. He is a zealous advocate for his clients.


    Carol Schlitt Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

566 West Adams Street Suite 600
Chicago, IL, 60661-3632



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentFaier & Faier P.C.1997 - Present
PartnerFaier & Faier1990 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete IndustrielleMember2008 - Present
International Trademark Association, Internet CommitteeMember2006 - 2008
International Trademark AssociationMember1992 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law CommitteeMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
PortonPac Chemical Corporation v. Midlab, Inc.Settled
Luxco v. Revolution Brands, Inc.ongoing
Mansell Construction Ltd. v. Susan LuOpposition Sustained

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Publication NameTitleDate
European Communities Trade Mark Association On-line JournalAll U.S.A. Intent to Use and Non-U.S.A. Registration and Madrid Cases as Risk from Renewed Strict Reading of "Bonefide Intent to Use" Requirement2011
Illinois Lawyer Now QuarterlyDo Majority of Trademark Applications have "bona fide" flaw?2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1990
Northwestern University - Kellogg SchoolN/AMaster of Business Administration1990
Harvard University - J.F.K. Schoo of GovernmentN/AMaster of Public Policy1986
Pomona College (Claremont)Government and Public Policy AnalysisBachelor of Airts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Northwestern University Entrepreneur's WeekIntellectual Property Protection Today2011
Podcast with David NostikIntellectual Property Protection Today2010
Intellectual Property Law SocietyIntellectual Property Protection2010
ChitagBabes in IP Land - Protection of Toys2010
Swiss - American Chamber of Commerce LuncheonNew Swiss Intellectual Property Ordinance1996