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Marc James Whipple

Trademark application Attorney at Algonquin, IL

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Marc Whipple

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Marc

Learn Marc’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    I can help you with trademark searches, clearance, and brand management as well as registering trademarks in the US and elsewhere.

  2. Business
    I have served as the General Counsel of multiple companies and oversaw all legal matters related to employment, corporate governance, litigation, and licensing.

    28 years

  3. Patent application
    I am a licensed patent attorney with several patents prosecuted from initial filing to final issue.

    28 years

  4. Intellectual property
    I am a registered patent attorney and have several issued patents and trademarks. I am a corporate attorney and do not do litigation directly, hence the "zero" cases. I specialize in licensing contracts and have negotiated mainline contracts with Microsoft, Hasbro, Mattel, NBC, and TopFlite among many others.

    28 years

  5. Licensing
    I have drafted, negotiated, and implemented everything from small contract-shop job work to major development and intellectual property licenses with Hasbro, Mattel, Microsoft, IGT, WMS, TopFlite, and many others. I specialize in helping smaller businesses successfully work with larger licensing partners.

    28 years

  6. Patent infringement
    I can advise on patent clearance, potential infringement, freedom to operate, and other matters related to your own patents or those held by competitors.

    28 years

I am a corporate/transactional attorney specializing in intellectual property and licensing matters. I am also a photographer and have extensive knowledge regarding copyrights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, and other related issues. I do a fair amount of pro bono consulting for people involved in the arts.

I am Of Counsel to Stein IP, a national law firm based in the Washington, DC area. If you retain me, all the expertise and skill of Stein IP will be behind me to provide you the best possible representation.

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1050 Prairie Drive
Algonquin, IL, 60102


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  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Copyright matter
Marc has been very professional and understanding in providing assistance for a copyright matter. Marc listened to me and had a thorough understanding of what I needed. His manner, communication and kind understanding to ease my fears around something I was unsure about, put me at ease every step of the way. His costs were reasonable and he provided a helpful option to minimise my costs and the time spent, to resolve the matter in a timely fashion. Thank you.
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Posted by James | November 1, 2019
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Our Preferred Legal Counsel
We've worked with Marc on a number of IP issues with our video game studio. Most notably he assisted us in negotiating a resolution to a trademark dispute that we had with another company in our industry. We've always been satisfied with him and his work and find him to be personable, knowledgeable, and, trustworthy, which is why we've recommended him to several other people in our industry.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Service
Marc has consulted me about copyright laws and very generous in his advice. He's very professional and listens to me (the client). I truly recommend his service.
Posted by Dieter | May 27, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Marc Whipple
I have known Marc for many years and he has consulted me many times in the past. Currently Marc is handling all my Trademarks in a professorial matter, I can't be happier with him.
Posted by Melita | April 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Put my mind at ease!
Marc was very generous with his time and gave me valuable advice on dealing with DMCA issues. Had i decided to go forward with my case, I'd have absolutely hired Marc.
Posted by ML | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
At ease
Marc took us through the legal system of getting guardianship for our son. His knowledge, and expert advice helped us understand the process, something we were very confused about before hiring him. His rates are very reasonable. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Karyn | February 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and reassuring
Marc Whipple was beyond accommodating for my family while taking us through the many intimidating steps of acquiring guardianship of our son. He was knowledgeable and reassuring during each and every visit. We would highly recommend him and his legal expertise.
Posted by Jerry | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jerry Trevino
Marc is a true professional and advocate for his clients. Marc understands that for many of his clients, ( like myself) navigating through the legal system and be an intimidating and daunting experience. Hence, he spends a great deal of time explaining the process and encourages any/all questions. Simply put, Marc is superlative.
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Posted by Tim | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Trademark made easy
Knowledgable and Direct. He changed what was a complicated and intimidating bureaucratic process into a easy to understand event that I could appreciate and move forward with confidence!
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
new business consultation
I hired this attorney - he understood everything that I needed and knew exactly what needs to be done. He explains things well and thoroughly and in terms that I understood completely. His rates are very reasonable and I trust him completely to protect my new business venture.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-450 per hour
  • Pro bono 25 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Stein IP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Consulting Counsel
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Crawford Intellectual Property Law
  • 2015 - 2019
  • General Counsel
  • Incredible Technologies, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2014
  • General Counsel/COO
  • Meyer/Glass Design, Ltd.
  • 1995 - 2006
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Drake University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Incredible Technologies Inc. v Brandon Summit
  • Favorable settlement.
  • Furkin v. Smikun and Incredible Technologies, Inc.
  • Summary judgment for IT. Summary judgment upheld on appeal.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Game Developers Association
  • Members
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Chicagoans of the Year (Group)
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Con-Alt-Delete
  • Legal Protection for All!
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Marc
Intellectual property Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marc Whipple's knowledge and expertise in intellectual property law is outstanding. He has exceptional knowledge of technology. He can explain complicated matters to clients in a down to earth and understandable manner. He can look at a situation, analyze the risks, and break them down clearly."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Gaming Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc has a deep knowledge of gaming and the intersections of traditional video games, gambling and intellectual property. I would not hesitate to look to Marc as a resource on these or other topics."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Whipple are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Licensing Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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