Craig C. Bradley Jr.

“My clients appreciate my broad knowledge base and my dedication to achieving the best possible result.”

Craig Bradley passionately focuses his practice on all aspects of trademark, unfair competition, and copyright law. He represents a broad range of clients from large companies to start ups, guiding them to ideal and cost-effective solutions.

Craig’s litigation experience includes motion drafting, managing fact and expert discovery, and coordinating and analyzing document productions. He has also handled numerous trademark applications and disputes before the USPTO.

  • J.D., magna cum laude
    University of Illinois College of Law, 2014
  • B. Mus., summa cum laude
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Experience | Overview
  • Represents Earthgrains Baking Companies in trademark infringement litigation involving the national launch of a product line.
  • Represents Amway in copyright infringement litigation involving novel issues unique to the Internet and social media.
  • Donating his time pro bono, Craig works with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts organization to help Chicago-area artists protect their IP rights.
Experience | Legal
Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Associate, September 2014-Present
Summer Associate, May 2013-August 2013; May 2012-August 2012
Experience | Teaching

Guest lecturer for IP topics, “Business Law for Entrepreneurs”, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Fall Sessions 2014-2015
Teaching Assistant for Copyright Law, Fall 2013
Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Advocacy, Spring 2013
Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing & Analysis, Fall 2012

Experience | Clerkships & Internships
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judicial Extern, Judge John W. Darrah, January 2014-May 2014
Forward Thinking
June 22, 2017

This past Monday, June 19, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), is unconstitutional under the First Amendment.  Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, 582 U.S. ___ (2017).  Section 2(a), often referred to as the “disparagement clause”...

August 31, 2015

On August 7, 2015, an Eleventh Circuit panel in Duty Free Americas, Inc. v. The Estee Lauder...

May 04, 2015
The Federal Circuit has decided, sua sponte, to rehear en banc a trademark case on the constitutionality of the Lanham Act’s prohibition against disparaging trademarks. The case involves the rock band The Slants, which is comprised of ...
in the media
October 06, 2014
On October 3, 2014, our new Fall Associates were mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in the “In The News” section. “Brinks, Gilson & Lione added David Bernard, Craig C. Bradley Jr., Yongsok Choi, Jennifer Coronel, ...
Press Releases & Events
September 15, 2014
CHICAGO—In response to rising demand for its core intellectual property legal services, Brinks Gilson & Lione recently announced the hiring of nine new associates. Brinks' incoming associates have professional and educational ...
  • CALI Award, Legal Writing & Analysis, Fall 2011
  • Articles Editor, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy
  • Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011
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