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Client Choice – International 2013
A partner in Mayer Brown’s IP practice in Chicago, Michael
Adams focuses on securing, protecting, leveraging and
enforcing traditional as well as internet and online IP assets.
He represents clients in a wide range of IP matters, including
trademark litigation and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
proceedings, national and international advertising campaigns,
and international brand portfolio management.
Mr Adams’ brand management experience encompasses
all aspects of US and foreign trademark clearance, filing,
maintenance, licensing and enforcement of both traditional
and non-traditional trademarks. As part of his regular client
counselling, he manages the US and international trademark
portfolios of numerous clients, including from multinational
banking, telecommunications, software, real estate, cosmetics
and food industry corporations.
Trademark Insider
has twice
named him one of the top trademark filers in the United States.
Mr Adams also advises clients regarding the use of brands
on the Internet. He advises on the proper use of materials on
websites and assists with domain name portfolio management
and protection. In related matters, he counsels financial
services, specialty retail and e-commerce organisations on
their applications for generic top-level domains.
In addition, Mr Adams represents clients in enforcement
litigation under the Lanham Act, the Anti-cybersquatting
Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Domain Name
Dispute Resolution Policy. He is also actively involved in the
leadership of professional associations focusing on the
enforcement of trademark and domain name rights.
Mr Adams is a graduate of DePaul University College
of Law and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Mayer Brown
71 S Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
United States
+1 312 701 8713
+1 312 706 9139
What clients said
“Michael excels at effective client relations and
is the best of all our outside counsel.”
“With Michael’s efforts on our behalf, we never
have a concern that an asset will be at risk.”
“Michael and his team have been crucial in guiding
us in the most cost-effective manner possible.”
“Michael demonstrated a professionalism and
creativity that I have yet to see anybody match.”
Adams, Michael D
Mayer Brown – Partner |
Winner – Intellectual Property: Trademarks, United States