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Pattishall has been synonymous with brand protection since passage of the US Trademark Act, which was primarily authored by the firm’s late partner Edward Rogers. For over two decades, Brett August has built on this foundation at Pattishall by developing a thriving practice in trademarks, false advertising and other forms of unfair competition, Internet, domain names and e-commerce, with an emphasis on representing clients in federal courts from California to Massachusetts, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Brett represents clients in diverse industries and service sectors, with a concentration in computer software, hardware and services. He additionally assists clients in the automotive, travel and hospitality, financial services, health-care, oil and gas, and Internet services sectors.
In addition to being selected by Leading Lawyers Magazine as a “Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property,” Brett has also been named a “Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation” for ten consecutive years and one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Illinois.
His activities and awards have included teaching for five years as Adjunct Professor at DePaul University School of Law; chairing the ABA Subcommittee on Foreign Trademark Law; publishing in various law journals and publications; presenting at annual meetings of both INTA and AIPLA; and acting as the US Delegate for Trademark Harmonization to l’Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI). Fluent in French, Brett is past President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and serves as Chair of the Chicago-Paris Sister Cities Committee.
Brett received a BA in Political Science and a second BA in French with high honors from the University of Illinois, and earned his JD from Yale University.
More information about Brett and Pattishall McAuliffe are available at www.Pattishall.com.