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Christine A. Filarski



Christine focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, domain name, unfair competition and copyright law. She is experienced in all aspects of trademark strategy, clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, enforcement and litigation in United States federal courts and in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

She also advises clients on trademark strategy, enforcement, prosecution and maintenance in key foreign jurisdictions, including China and the European Union. Additionally, Christine is skilled in handling internet-related matters such as Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy complaints, online infringement, cybersquatting, and domain name and social media handle transfers.

Prior to joining the firm, Christine was an associate at a Chicago IP-focused law firm. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court.


Christine’s recent representations include:

  • Represented a financial trading company in a trademark infringement, dilution, and unfair competition action concerning use of its trademark and secured a favorable judgment (N.D. Ill.)
  • Represented an online coupon company in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and data scraping action (N.D. Ind.)
  • Represented a multinational fashion corporation in opposition proceedings concerning the company’s trademark and secured favorable settlements (TTAB)
  • Represented a financial trading company in a consolidated opposition proceeding concerning the company’s trademark, and a cancellation proceeding concerning a generic mark (TTAB)

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Stars, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award, 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Litigation Strategy: Civil, 2015

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Women in IP
    • Social Events & Networking Committee Chair, 2017-present
  • Member, The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association



Community Involvement

  • Professional Board Member, PAWS Chicago



Community Involvement

  • Professional Board Member, PAWS Chicago
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