Andrew Avsec is co-chair of the firm’s Trademark Practice Group. Andrew partners with clients to provide practical legal advice tailored to achieving business goals. Andrew advises clients on complex brand protection, copyright, advertising, trade secret, and social media issues.
As a litigator, Andrew represents clients in district court litigation, arbitration proceedings, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellation actions, advertising disputes in the National Advertising Division, and domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.
Andrew’s counseling practice includes prosecuting trademarks and copyrights, implementing global trademark protection and enforcement programs, analyzing trademark searches, advising on brand expansion projects, developing global trademark filing strategies, and conducting advertising clearance. Andrew also works with companies to conduct intellectual property audits and develop customized corporate IP policies. His practice also includes providing advice on intellectual property transfers, preparing licenses, and conducting due diligence. Andrew leverages his experiences from working with a diverse client base from some of the world’s top brands to start-up companies, across a wide variety of industries.
Andrew is recognized in the 2014 edition of Legal 500 for his experience in handling trademark issues in the social media context. He regularly assists clients in combatting a wide-range of web-based infringement issues.
Andrew volunteers at Legal Prep Charter Academies, Chicago’s first and only legal-themed charter high school. He is a member of the Young Professionals Board of LAF, an organization that provides free legal assistance for people living in poverty in the Chicago area.