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Trademark Attorney Virginia Marino Rejoins Brinks Gilson & Lione 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. 

Marino focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic and international trademark, trade dress, copyright, and unfair competition law, including the acquisition, maintenance, licensing, enforcement, and transfer of intellectual property. Her trademark prosecution and counseling practice emphasizes the selection and clearance of trademarks, as well as the development and maintenance of corporate trademark portfolios.

“Virginia’s extensive experience in global trademark law will be an invaluable asset to our clients as they seek to protect their brands,” said Howard Michael, who co-chairs Brinks’ trademark practice group. “We are delighted to welcome her back to Brinks.” 

Marino also has experience in online intellectual property protection, including ICANN domain name disputes and online trademark infringement and vigilance. Her litigation experience includes complex civil litigation in federal district court, as well as cancellation and opposition proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Marino began her legal career at Brinks after earning her J.D. from George Washington University Law School. She graduated with distinction with a B.A. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at

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