Friday, December 31, 2004
Sanjiv Sarwate has been named a partner in the Chicago office of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, an internationally-known intellectual property boutique practicing in the areas trademark, copyright, Intenet, advertising and unfair competition law.
A graduate of the University of Illinois (J.D. magna cum laude 1997; B.A. 1993) and the University of Chicago (M.A. 1995), Mr. Sarwate's practice is focused on on all aspects of trademark, unfair competition, and copyright law, with a particular emphasis on international trademark practice and litigation.
Recently, Mr. Sarwate was part of the legal team representing Deutsche Wurlizter GmbH in a successful appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, upholding his client's disputed license and securing for it the continued right to use the WURLITZER trademark for jukeboxes. He also has experience representing manufacturers and distributors of automotive parts before the United States International Trade Commission.
A member of the Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations, he was recently appointed as co-chair of the Creative Arts Committee at the Chicago Bar Association.
Founded in 1883, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP is one of the most experienced intellectual property firms in the United States, focusing on trials, litigation and transactions involving trademarks, copyrights, domain names, Internet advertising, computer software and e-commerce.
Firm members participated in drafting the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1989 and the recent Illinois Right of Publicity Statute. They also have served as U.S. government delegates to international trademark treaty negotiations in Geneva and Nairobi. In 1998, the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") selected a member of the firm to serve on WIPO's Panel of Experts on the Internet Domain Name Process.
Members of the firm hold leadership positions in local, national and international professional organizations, including service as President of the Chicago Bar Association, President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, President of the U.S. Group of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (A.I.P.P.I.) and Member of the Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs. They are Adjunct Professors at the Northwestern University, DePaul University and John Marshall law schools; are Lecturers of Law at The University of Chicago Law School; have written books and articles; and have spoken on intellectual property topics throughout the United States and abroad.