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William Thomas McGrath

Copyright infringement Attorney at Chicago, IL

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also known as Bill McGrath


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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Copyright infringement
    60%
    I have extensive experience in copyright matters of all types, inlcuding litigation, counselling and applications. I also have taught Copyright Law for many years.

  2. Trademark infringement
    30%
    I have extensive experience handling trademark litigation, counselling, registration and TTAB proceedings. I also have experience with domain name disputes and UDRP actions.

  3. Internet
    10%
    I have experience with online publishing, domain name disputes, and Internet publishing issues.

Licensed for 46 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/05/2023

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

Contact William

Davis McGrath LLC
125 South Wacker Drive Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60606

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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2015
Helpful Heads Up
William responded to my question and subsequent replies SO quickly, which was incredibly helpful. He gave me a heads up about the plans I had, but didn't necessarily help with other options that may be a better route for me. But, that is getting pretty in depth and probably requires payment of some kind which I completely understand. Either way, very useful and valuable information!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Chicago Bar Association ,Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - 1993
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Publications

  • IP Litigator
  • Film Clips and Fair Use: The King is Dead But His Copyrights Live On
  • 2004
  • IP Litigator
  • Does the Copyright Act Preempt Right of Publicity Actions?
  • 2003
  • IP Litigator
  • Revenge of the Troll Dolls: Copyright Restoration for Foreign Works.
  • 2003
  • IP Litigator
  • Thin-Skinned Barbie Meets the Fair Use Doctrine
  • 2003
  • IP Litigator
  • Seventh Circuit Adds New Twist to Attorney Fee Issue
  • 2003
  • IP Litigator
  • Has the Day of State Court Copyright Infringement Litigation Arrived?
  • 2002
  • Copyright World
  • Review of Bowker's Copyright: Its History and Its Law
  • 2002
  • IP Litigator
  • The 'Publication' Puzzle in Copyright Law
  • 2002
  • IP Litigator
  • Copyright Infringement and the De Minimis Doctrine
  • 2002
  • IP Litigator
  • Independent Creation and the Case of the Competing Doll Heads
  • 2002
  • Copyright World
  • U.S. Copyright Case Law Developments in 2001.
  • 2002
  • IP Litigator
  • Answered Prayers and Jury Trials: Mr. Feltner's Lesson
  • 2002
  • IP Litigator
  • The Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Copyright Infringement Cases
  • 2002
  • IP Litigator
  • The Case of the Inchoate Copyright Registration
  • 2001
  • IP Litigator
  • Exceptions to the Copyright Infringement Suit Registration Requirement
  • 2001
  • IP Litigator
  • Funky Eyewear Helps Second Circuit See Actual Damages More Clearly.
  • 2001
  • Copyright World
  • U.S. Copyright Case Law Developments in the New Millennium.
  • 2001
  • InFocus Magazine
  • Copyright: A Historical Perspective.
  • 2000
  • Computer Litigation Journal
  • Are You Ready? New Federal Legislation Protects Some Y2K Readiness Disclosures.
  • 1999
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Drafting Software License Agreements on the Eve of the Millennium
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School
  • Developments in Copyright Law -- 2003
  • 2004
  • New Athenaeum Theater
  • Copyright Issues For Theater and Dance Companies
  • 2004
  • 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 Basics
  • 2002
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Brazil (ABPI)
  • The Fair Use Doctrine in U.S. Copyright Law
  • 2002
  • Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School
  • Developments in Copyright Law -- 2001.
  • 2002
  • Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Protecting the Art and Artists of Gallery 37.
  • 2002
  • Unknown
  • Copyright Case Law Developments in 2001.
  • 2002
  • Intellectual Property Law Seminar.
  • Copyright Basics
  • 2001
  • 45th Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School
  • Developments in Copyright Law -- 2000.
  • 2001
  • Chicago Creative Coalition.
  • Copyright Issues for Creative Professionals
  • 2001
  • YLS Intellectual Property Law Committee.
  • Music and the Internet: The Napster Litigation.
  • 2000
  • Intellectual Property Law Seminar.
  • Copyright Basics.
  • 2000
  • Committee on Exempt Organizations
  • Copyright Issues for Non-Profit Organizations.
  • 2000
  • Annual Conference Developments in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School.
  • Developments in Copyright Law -- 1999.
  • 2000
  • Unknown
  • Copyright Law Developments.
  • 2000
  • Chicago Women in Publishing.
  • Copyright Issues in the Publishing Industry.
  • 1999
  • Annual Copyright Law Conference
  • Copyright Law -- Recent Case Law Developments.
  • 1999
  • The Lincoln American Inn of Court.
  • Legal Aspects of the Year 2000 Problem: Litigation and Legislation
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Copyright infringement Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Other
"Mr. McGrath is well respected as one of the premier Copyright law experts in Chicago."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bill taught me everything I know about copyright law."
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Chicago Copyright infringement Lawyer William Thomas McGrath
William Thomas McGrath
Copyright infringement Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 46 years