Kourtney Mulcahy and Jane Schlicht Author Chapter in “Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Cyberspace”

July 10, 2012

Kourtney A. Mulcahy and Jane C. Schlicht, Partners in the Intellectual Property Practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, have co-authored a chapter in the publication “Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Cyberspace” The chapter, entitled “Challenges in Defending IP in the Age of the Internet” provides practical advice to intellectual property owners for protecting their intellectual property from infringement and piracy on the internet. Ms. Mulcahy and Ms. Schlicht discuss existing risks; identify steps that can be taken to protect intellectual property and monitor misappropriation; and outline the necessary analysis when considering pursuing claims in a court of law. “Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Cyberspace” was published by Thompson Reuters Westlaw’s Aspatore Books.

Ms. Mulcahy practices in Hinshaw’s Chicago office and focuses her practice in the areas of domestic and foreign trademark clearance and prosecution, domain name dispute resolution, brand selection, unfair competition, copyright registration and enforcement, right of publicity, and intellectual property litigation. She also assists clients in: identifying, defining and maximizing the intellectual property that has or needs protection; trademark clearance opinions and searches; counseling and monitoring to confirm that intellectual property rights are used properly and effectively; negotiating and drafting of licenses, assignments, and other agreements related to the intellectual property rights obtained; creating enforcement programs and procedures that promote effective use of the intellectual property; and policing against improper use of the intellectual property rights of others.

Ms. Schlicht practices in Hinshaw’s Milwaukee office and focuses her practice in complex business and intellectual property litigation. She has substantial experience in the litigation of disputes at both the state and federal levels throughout the country. Ms. Schlicht counsels and advises her clients on matters involving patents, trademarks and copyright infringement, as well as disputes involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets. She also handles trademark and copyright registrations and Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, and counsels her clients in business contracts and transactions.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with over 450 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.

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