Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Named Top Trademark Litigation Firm in Midwest by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

CHICAGO (LAWFUEL) – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that the firm has received Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s award for outstanding achievement during the past year in the “Trademark Litigation (Contentious) – Midwest” category. The firm was recognized at Managing IP’s second annual North American IP Awards ceremony which was held on March 26, 2009, in Washington, D.C. In addition, the firm was among the top five contenders in several other categories: Trademark Contentious – National, Patent Prosecution – Midwest, Patent Contentious – Midwest, Trademark Prosecution – Midwest and Copyright – Midwest.

Managing IP based its awards on interviews with intellectual property practitioners and intellectual property owners worldwide. The publication’s research initially formed the basis for its annual survey, which ranks leading firms in various tiers. The survey results were published separately in the March 2009 issue. Based on its survey research, Managing IP drew up short lists of firms that have had an outstanding year in the various categories. Brinks and other winners announced at the ceremony were selected from these shortlists.

Managing Intellectual Property is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group, with offices in London, Hong Kong and New York. It is now firmly established as the leading international magazine for IP owners with readers from across the globe and covering all aspects of IP practice worldwide. About three-quarters of the readers are senior in-house counsel in multinational companies.

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with five additional offices across the country serving the intellectual property needs of clients from around the world. The firm is one of the largest IP law firms in the country, with more than 170 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents specializing in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, intellectual asset management, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical, mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, Internet and computer technology, as well as in trademarks and brand names for a wide variety of products and services. For more information, visit

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