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Boris Umansky

Trademark infringement Attorney at Chicago, IL

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About Boris

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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.

Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/06/2023
State IN
Status Inactive In Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/04/2023

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Ladas & Parry, LLP
224 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60604


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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2009
copyright infringement
Excellent response time, dedicated to keeping client informed, provides thoughtful and care consideration. Atty. Umansky is very genuine and a pleasure to work with.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Ladas & Parry, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Of Counsel / Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Dennemeyer & Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Davis McGrath LLC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Trademark Attorney
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Studex Corporation v. Richline Group, Inc., Opposition No. 91211267 (TTAB 2014)
  • At World Properties, LLC v. @ Rentals, Inc., Opposition No. 91210058 (TTAB 2014)
  • David A. Kay and Christopher N. Cramer v. Apollo Sprayers International, Inc., Opposition No. 91202948 (TTAB 2012)


  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (Cybersquatting Committee)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)
  • Director
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Internet Law Committee)
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Chicago Bar Association (YLS Intellectual Property Committee)
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Copyright, Trademark and Other IP Law
  • Introduction to Copyright and Trademark Litigation
  • 2011
  • Half Moon Seminars U.S. Trademark Workshop for Paralegals
  • Prosecuting U.S. Trademark Applications and Maintaining Registrations
  • 2009
  • Protecting A Business’ Assets
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • 2009
  • Half Moon Seminars, Hyatt Regency, Chicago
  • Basics of U.S. Trademark Practice
  • 2006
  • Strategies for Intellectual Property Enforcement for Individuals and Small Businesses
  • Moderator
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Boris
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trademark application Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked together with Boris at Davis McGrath LLC. He is very knowledgeable about USPTO practices as he is a former Examiner. He is a good person and a good lawyer."
Trademark application Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Boris is an excellent trademark attorney. We worked together for a number of years at Davis McGrath LLC in Chicago. His previous experience as an examining attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office makes him a trusted expert about the nuances of trademark practice."
Trademark application