CHICAGO - Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that name shareholder Jerome Gilson has been chosen one of the world's top 25 experts in the field of trademark law by Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2009.
Mr. Gilson has practiced trademark and unfair competition law in the United States for more than 45 years. He has handled numerous trials and appeals before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the federal courts, and has written and spoken widely on his specialty. He has received numerous awards and other professional recognitions, but is perhaps best known nationally and internationally as the original author of a leading treatise in the field, Gilson on Trademarks (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender) (supplemented three times annually) (1974-2006) (formerly Trademark Protection and Practice).
Mr. Gilson was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in 2007, and was ranked as the top trademark practitioner in the world by Managing Intellectual Property in 1998. Additionally, Mr. Gilson has been named a leading intellectual property lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network, International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2009 is produced through research conducted by the Legal Media Group, which uses questionnaires, interviews, nominations from experts in the legal industry to compile its list of attorneys listed by practice categories. Expert Guides have been a resource since its inception in 1993.
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.