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colin@PartridgePartnersPC.com

Education

  • Loyola University Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.A.
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Colin has over 10 years of experience protecting his clients’ brands and enforcing their rights. Colin has extensive litigation experience and his practice also encompasses traditional areas of transactional matters involving trademarks, copyrights, and UDRP and URS actions. 

Colin has extensive litigation experience in pursing Lanham Act, Copyright, Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, Design Patent Infringement and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act actions on behalf clients throughout the United States. Colin has also developed a worldwide network of local counsels to assist his clients in securing rights in foreign jurisdictions.

Colin pursued large numbers of UDRP and URS actions with both the World Intellectual Property Organization and National Arbitration Forum. Colin has also prepared and filed new gTLD applications; and drafted Legal Rights Objections against new gTLDs.

Colin’s practice also encompasses the traditional areas of transactional matters involving trademarks and copyrights including: trademark clearance reviews and investigations, drafting hundreds of international and domestic clearance opinion letters; reviewing FDA regulations to ensure client compliance; the prosecution and maintenance of domestic and foreign trademarks; drafting office action responses. 

  • Loyola University Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.A.
Federal Litigation Experience
 
Canon Inc. v. Garvey's Office Products, Inc. U.S.
Patent Infringement
District  Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:18-cv-01497 

Canon Inc. v. Arlington Industries, Inc.
Patent Infringement
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:18-cv-01496 

Brown v. Dart Northern District of Illinois
Civil Rights
Eastern Case 1:14-cv-03032 Pro Bono

Bon Appetit Danish, Inc. v. Le Petit Belge, LLC
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Case 2:17-cv-03710-ODW-SK 

Seide et al v. Level-(1) Global Solutions, LLC, Steadfast Networks LLC et al 
Copyright Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:16-cv-02975

Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. v. Face Recording and Measurement Systems, Ltd. 
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:15-cv-07067 

Bon Appetit Danish, Inc. v. Schwans IP, LLC
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Case 2:15-cv-07227-PA-GJS

American Home Shield Corporation v. American Shield Insurance Company et al
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, Western Division, Case 2:15-cv-02544-JTF-dkv 

American Travel Solutions, LLC v. Fareportal, Inc
Trademark Infringement, Anti-cybersquatting Protection Act
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Case 2:14-cv-01909-CBM-AJW

Virtual Point, Inc. v. MasterCard International
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle, Case No. 2:10-cv-00370-RAJ

Disney Enterprises Inc., et al v. Chicago Moonwalks, et al
Copyright Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:10-cv-05405

Thoughtworks, Inc. v. Adarsh, et al
Trademark Infringement, Anti-cybersquatting Protection Act
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, Case No. 1:10-CV-1033  

Justin Bouchard v. Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC, et al 
Copyright Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No.:  11-cv-02705 

James G. Hugunin, et al, v. Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Trademark Infringement, Trademark Dilution
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:11-cv-9098.

Mirza N. Baig & Blue Springs Water v. The Coca Cola Co.
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 08-cv-04206 

SLP Performance Parts, Inc. v. Suncoast Automotive Performance, Inc.
Design Patent Infringement
U. S. District Court For the District of New Jersey, Case No.  3:11-cv-03460-MLC-DEA

Navistar, Inc. & Intl. Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC, v Liberty Equipment Repair, Inc.
Copyright Infringement, Computer Abuse and Fraud Act
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 3:11-CV-599

Navistar, Inc. & Intl. Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC, v. New Baltimore Garage, Inc.
Copyright Infringement, Computer Abuse and Fraud Act
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:11-cv-06269

W.M. Barr and Company, Inc. v. Sunnyside Corporation
Unfair Competition & False Advertising
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, Western Division, Case No. 2:11-CV-02674

National Association of Realtors, Inc.  v. John Fothergill, et al
Trademark Infringement, Anti-cybersquatting Protection Act
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:11-cv-08013

ThoughtWorks, Inc. v Infor, Inc.
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No.  Case No. 1:13-cv-02331

Steiner Industries v.  Steiner Electric Co.
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv-4227

International Star Registry of Illinois, Ltd.  v. Gerke Houwer d/b/a/ Online Star Register
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-05151

Hound and Gatos Pet Foods Corp. v. Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc., et al
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv-5550

Navistar, Inc. and International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC v. Hearst Corporation, et al
Copyright Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:13-cv-7333

Shye Worldwide, LLC and LHS International LLC v. AXIZ Group LLC and Orbit Industries
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv-3031

Waters Industries, Inc. v. NTA Enterprises, Inc.
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv—7192
 

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Experience
 
Mindful Cloth + Press v. Design Solutions, LLC
Cancellation No. 92067613 (2017)

Bon Appetit Danish, Inc. v. 2168587 Ontario Ltd.
Cancellation No. 92067364 (2017)

Secureaview LLC v. Garret M. Warr and Lauren I. Warr
Opposition No. 91236310 (2017)

SQZ Bevs LLC v. J & M BevCo, LLC
Opposition No. 91226235 (2016)

Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. v. Face Recording and Measurement Systems Ltd
Opposition No. 92062036 (2015)

MasterCard International Incorporated v. Nxtbigthing, LLC
Opposition No. 91216494 (2014)

ThoughtWorks, Inc. v. Infor, Inc.
Opposition No. 91215915 (2014)

Sandstorm Design, Inc. v. Niksun, Inc.
Cancellation No. 92057204 (2013)

Sandstorm Design, Inc. v. Andrew Mace
Opposition No. 91203666 (2012)
“Practical Trademark Prosecution Tips Given Recent Developments”
American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting
May 16, 2018

“The Everchanging Internet: What Companies Need to Know About Brand Protection, Data Security and Regulatory Compliance”
Speaker Illinois Paralegal Association
October 27, 2017

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Roundtable
Speaker Illinois Paralegal Association
September 29, 2017

“Guest Lecture on Internet Enforcement and New gTLDs”
Loyola Law School
Nov. 15, 2016

Professionalism in the Legal Workplace: Focusing on the Law Student Extern Legal Volunteer, and Clinician
Panelist - Loyola University Law School Ethics Symposium
2015, 2016 and 2017

Advanced Trademark Law
Adjunct Professor John Marshall Law School
2013, 2014 and 2015

“The Demise of .COM New Generic Top Level Domain Names: What Brand Owners Need to Know”
Illinois State Bar Association CLE Presentation
April 7, 2014

“New Generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs)”
DePaul Law School
October 11, 2013

“New gTLDs: Steps to Protect Your Trademark”
Speaker Chicago Bar Association
September 3, 2013
 
  • Sub-Committee Chairman Government Advisory Commission INTA Outreach 2016-2017
  • Member of INTA’s Subsequent Procedures and Geo Names Subcommittee 2017-2018
  • Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN
    • WHOIS Public Accuracy Pilot Study Comment Group
    • Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)
    • Cross Community Working Group on the Use of Country and Territory Names (CWG-UNCT)
    • GNSO Review Draft Report Comment Group
  • Member of the Internet Committee for INTA
Illinois, 2004