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Kevin Thompson practices primarily in the area of domestic and international trademarks, copyrights, and internet law issues. He is experienced with prosecuting international applications under the Madrid Protocol, and coordinates clients' trademark portfolios in over seventy five countries, including the European Union. He advises clients with respect to enforcement of rights, and assists in representing them in disputes around the world to protect their valuable intellectual property.


Practice areas


  1. Trademark Application: 70%
    17 years
  2. Internet: 10%
    18 years
  3. International Law: 5%
    17 years
  4. Copyright Application: 5%
    17 years
  5. Other: 10%
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  • Michael Charles Doland

    The answers of Mr. Thompson are consistly accurate and analytic and impressively customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for in an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Laura Mcfarland-Taylor

    I worked with Kevin when I was with his firm. Not only is he one of the smartest lawyers I know, he is one of the most decent people I know. His clients are very lucky to have him on their side.


    Laura Mcfarland-Taylor Trademark application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Ladas & Parry, LLP

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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199808/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifN/A1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLadas & Parry, LLP2014 - Present
MemberDavis McGrath LLC1999 - 2014
AssociateBixby & Scott P.C.1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationChair, Law Practice Management and Technology Committee2010 - Present
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoMember1998 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationVice Chair, Law Practice Management and Technology Committee2009 - 2010
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (High Tech Committee)Past Chair2007 - 2008
Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoBoard of Managers2005 - 2007
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago(Internet Law Committee)Past Chair2004 - 2005
Chicago Bar Association(Computer Law Committee)Past Chair2001 - 2002
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Internet Law Committee)Vice Chair1999 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Davis McGrath LLC IP Webinar SeriesThe Right of Publicity Webinar2012
Cyberlaw CentralCyberlaw CentralN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Law BasicsCopyright Basics2011
Network NeutralityNetwork Neutrality2010
Midwestern Law Firm Management ConferenceBusiness Development in the New Normal: Effective Ways to Build Your Practice2010
Chicago Bar Association, Cyberlaw and Data Privacy CommitteeFan Generated Content on the Internet2009
Chicago Bar Association - Seminar on Website Operator Liability10 Years of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act2009
Lawyer 2 Lawyer PodcastPrivacy and Piracy: Viacom v. YouTube2008
Internet Intellectual Property Issues for Small Businesses seminarCopyright Issues for Small Businesses2008
Chicago Bar Association Computer Law CommitteeNetwork Neutrality2006