Colin T.J. O'Brien to participate as a mentor in the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance "Speed" Mentoring Event

Colin T.J. O'Brien will be spending an evening mentoring a young law student about careers in intellectual property law at an event hosted by the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance. Then he'll do it for another one. Then another one. 

The event offers "speed" networking to help students learn about several different aspects of intellectual property law from a set of 10 practicing Chicago-area attorneys. The mentoring, and the reception afterwards, will also provide...

What is the sound of a Brandless brand?

Put your bean-to-bar chocolate and artisanal avocado toast aside, there’s a new trend making waves with Millennials – brandless brands. Or, more accurately, the Brandless™ brand.

Brandless, a new e-commerce company, aims to make a variety of household goods available direct to consumers all at a $3 price point. The belief is that consumers (read “Millennials”) prefer to eschew name brands. Brandless aims to strip away what it calls the “brand tax...

Jordan Arnot Leahey Honored as "2017 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers" by American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) just named Jordan Arnot Leahey as a “2017 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.

Jordan was identified in the ABA’s nationwide call for young lawyers “who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, leadership, and legal and community service.” The selection committee – consisting of practicing...

Jordan Arnot Leahey Again Recognized As An Emerging Lawyer in Illinois

 For the third year in a row, Law Bulletin Publishing Company and its Leading Lawyers division has recognized Partridge Partners PC attorney Jordan Arnot Leahey in the latest list of Emerging Lawyers.

Emerging Lawyers identifies the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois who are under 40 years old or have been practicing for 10 years or less and honors those who have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career. 

Selection of...

An Initial Call for a More Enhanced UDRP

Since its launch on December 1, 1999, the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) has been an effective tool to quickly remove domain names which infringe upon the trademark rights of others on the Internet. The Internet has changed dramatically since 1999, but the UDRP has remained the same and has not adapted to address the significant dangers associated with malware, phishing and spear attacks perpetrated by cybersquatters.

In the near future, a working...

ABA Entertainment & Sports Law Book Contracts 101 Webinar

Daniel L. Rogna will be moderating the upcoming "Book Contracts 101" Webinar on Wednesday, April 26th. Co-hosted by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Young Lawyers Division, and the Center for Professional Development, the webinar will explore basic publishing agreement terms, drafting tips, and negotiation strategies. The presenters will examine traditional and self-publishing contracts, exploring the...

Partridge Partners Recognized on List of World's Leading Trademark Professions (WTR 1000)

World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized Partridge Partners PC on its 2017 list of World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

The firm received a top-tier gold ranking in Illinois for "enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy” and was the only firm in the country to receive national recognition in all three individual practice categories of: “enforcement and litigation,”...

Consumer's Right to Complain Federally Reinforced

Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 - Public Law No: 114-258 (Signed into law - 12/14/2016)