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Colin T.J. O’Brien
Colin T.J. O’Brien

Colin T.J. O’Brien

Partner312.256.2107cobrien@llflegal.com
  • Biography
  • Credentials
  • Experience

Co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Partner Colin T.J. O’Brien has an inherent appreciation of the value and importance of his clients’ intangible assets like patents, trademarks, and copyrights. That recognition, combined with his extensive and diverse experience, has made him an invaluable ally and advocate for entrepreneurs and businesses who want to develop, protect, and monetize their intellectual property portfolios.

Colin has significant litigation experience pursuing and defending design patent infringement cases as well as actions under the Lanham Act, Copyright Act, Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act on behalf of clients throughout the United States.

But Colin’s work advancing and protecting his clients’ intellectual property interests extends far beyond this country’s borders, befitting someone who grew up in a family that emphasized the importance of global interconnectedness. Colin’s international practice includes numerous victories for clients through UDRP and URS actions with the World Intellectual Property Organization, and he works with attorneys throughout the world to ensure clients’ rights are protected overseas.

Also handling traditional transactional matters involving trademarks and copyrights, Colin assists clients with trademark clearance reviews and investigations, drafting international and domestic clearance opinion letters, reviewing FDA regulations to ensure client compliance, prosecution and maintenance of domestic and foreign trademarks, and drafting office action responses.

In addition to serving his clients’ individual needs, Colin also actively protects their intellectual property rights on the public policy level through his involvement with the International Trademark Association (“INTA”). He is currently a member of INTA’s Data Protection Committee after previously serving on its Internet Committee (term-limited). Colin is also a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

The World Intellectual Property Organization has selected Colin to be a Domain Name Panelist based on his well-established reputation for impartiality, sound judgment, and decision-making experience, as well as his substantive background in the areas of international trademark law, electronic commerce, and internet-related issues. He is one of only 400 attorneys in the world on this prestigious panel.

Education

  • Loyola Univeristy, College of Law, J.D., 2004
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1995

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Experience

Federal Litigation Experience

Bon Appetit Danish, Inc. v. 2168587 Ontario Ltd.
Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition
Central District of California, Case No.2:18-cv-10617

Animex Foods Sp. Z. O.O. v. Belmont Sausage Company
Trademark Infringement
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case No. 18-cv-06572

Canon Inc. v. Garvey's Office Products, Inc. U.S.
Patent Infringement
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

ALS Scan v. Steadfast Networks, LLC
Copyright Infringement
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Case No.: 2:16-cv-05051-

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

Frontier Communications v. WiFi Alliance
Opposition No. 91241005 (2018)

Unsalted No Sharks LLC v. Robert Montalvo
Opposition No. 92069442 (2018)

Aiwa Corporation v. Mariano Uria Romero
Opposition No. 91241835 (2018)

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)