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 U.S based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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