Biography

Thomas focuses his practice on intellectual property matters relating to trademark infringement, trademark applications, copyright law, and intellectual property disputes. Thomas is experienced in prosecuting trademark applications for various classes and routinely advises clients on settlements and disputes.

Thomas has known that he wanted to be a lawyer as far back as he can remember, tasked with mediating the rules during family board games from the time he could read. Thomas found his interest in intellectual property while working as a DJ in college. Questions that he encountered relating to remixing and public performances inspired him to explore copyright law; from his exploration, his interest in trademarks arose.

Outside of counseling clients, Thomas enjoys cycling, baking, walking his dogs, music, and swimming.

Representative Experience

Thomas has extensive experience in the following areas of trademark and copyright law:

  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Publicity Rights Litigation

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., cum laude)
    • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
  • Northwestern University (B.A.)
    • Political Science
    • History

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Tennessee

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago – Amicus Committee Member

Publications and Presentations

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