Virginia Wolk Marino

"The ability to anticipate clients’ needs stems from a deep understanding of their businesses and the competitive landscape. Providing my clients a forward-looking and proactive strategy is key in the brand management and enforcement field."

Virginia Marino focuses her intellectual property law practice on all aspects of domestic and global brand protection, copyright and unfair competition law.  Virginia has extensive experience clearing pharmaceutical brand names for various large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies, as well as trademark prosecution experience in the life sciences field.

Virginia’s trademark prosecution and counseling practice includes the acquisition, maintenance, licensing, enforcement and transfer of intellectual property with an emphasis on the selection and clearance of trademarks. She partners with her large and small clients to develop and maintain their global trademark portfolios.

As a litigator, Virginia represents clients in civil litigation in federal district court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellation actions, and has extensive experience with domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.  She regularly assists clients with online intellectual property protection, including web-based trademark protection and vigilance.   Virginia also has extensive in-house experience, as she was seconded to Accenture as in-house trademark counsel for over a year.

  • J.D.,
    The George Washington University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, with distinction,
    密西根大学, 2005
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, W.D. Michigan
经验 | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Shareholder, 2019-Present
Associate, 2016-2019
Associate, 2008-2011

DLA Piper, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, 2011-2016

December 10, 2020
  • "Pre-Trial and Trial Issues in Trademark Cases," Speaker, Intellectual Property Law Dinner, Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago, August 24, 2017
February 25, 2021

On February 25, at 12:00pm CT, join attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione as they discuss...

February 16, 2021

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione again received top recognition in the 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (“WTR”). For the tenth year in a row, the publication ranks Brinks

September 04, 2020

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, is proud to announce that shareholders Betsy J. Derwinski, Laura A. Lydigsen, and Virginia Wolk Marino have all been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business list of 2020 Notable Women in Law.

February 17, 2020
CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione (Brinks) has again received top recognition in World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR) for the ninth year in a row. The ...
June 13, 2019

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is proud to announce that Virginia Wolk Marino in Chicago and Dr. Joshua E. Ney in Ann Arbor have become Shareholders of the firm...

February 27, 2019

On February 27, at 12:00pm CT, join attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione as they discuss the upcoming issues...

October 24, 2018

CHICAGO—Brinks shareholder Gary M. Ropski has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois and  Laura Beth Miller has been recognized among the Top...

August 24, 2017
Brinks is sponsoring the ACC Chicago Annual IP Law Dinner Program at Morton’s The Steakhouse where attorneys David Fleming and Virginia Marino will be presenting along with Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the US District Court of ...
August 15, 2017

CHICAGO—David S. Fleming and Virginia Wolk Marino, attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be featured speakers at the ACC Chicago Annual Intellectual Property Law Dinner Program on August 24, 2017, in Chicago...

December 09, 2016

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that trademark attorney Virginia Marino, who practiced at Brinks from 2008 to 2011, has rejoined the firm in Chicago. 

  • World Trademark Review 1000, Illinois
    Bronze Band, Prosecution & Strategy, 2020-2021
  • Crain's Notable Women in Law, Crain's Chicago Business, 2020
  • Notable Practitioner, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2020
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association