Review: “Plain and simple, I could never have accomplished what I did (secure a patent) if not for Steve Evans. As a "micro" business, the capital I had available for such an endeavor was very limited. Steve worked with ...
Practice areas & skills: Trademark Infringement, Patent Infringement, Contracts & Agreements, Patent Application, Copyright Infringement
Review: “A former partner of his, who I was still working with, referred me to Charles Kinne. Our company had a lawsuit files against us by a competitor who had been trying to cause us as much damage as possible for years. This wa...
Practice areas & skills: Trademark Infringement, Patent Application, Patent Infringement, Trademark Application, Copyright Infringement
Overview Karen L. Blouin is an associate with the firm and practices in the area of intellectual property and civil and commercial litigation. Ms. Blouin handles cases before State Courts throughout Northern Illinois.
Practice areas & skills: Trademark Infringement, Intellectual Property, Copyright Infringement, Patent Infringement, Trademark Application
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.