Emily Kappers

Emily Kappers focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright law.  Emily represents a diverse range of clients, from large corporations to start-up companies both in the United States and internationally.

Emily’s counseling practice includes the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, analyzing trademark searches, and conducting trademark clearance.

Emily’s litigation experience includes instituting Uniform Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAAN), and motion practice in federal district courts.

Emily acts as a chair of the Connecting Kids to the Arts initiative through the Junior League of Chicago where she volunteers at organizations servicing ill and disadvantaged children and encourages their self-expression through the arts.

  • J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property, cum laude
    DePaul University College of Law, 2015
  • B.A., Communication, English, Minor in History
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Associate, 2016-Present

Neal & McDevitt, Chicago, IL
Associate, 2015-2016

Forward Thinking
in the media
April 05, 2017
On April 5, 2017, Trademark attorneys, Josh Frick, Susan Frohling and Emily Kappers were mentioned in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for hosting the “International Trademark Searching and Filing Strategies for a Global Economy” ...
April 04, 2017

Attorneys from Brinks' Trademark and Unfair Competition practice group will focus on a hypothetical global launch...

March 24, 2017

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-2 ruling in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., holding the decorative elements on Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms were conceptually separable two-dimensional graphic works, and therefore eligible for copyright protection...

December 07, 2016

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office launched its new electronic registration system ...

in the media
December 01, 2016
In the December 2016 issue of Chicago Lawyer, the incoming fall associate class was mentioned for joining the firm.  Marc Richards was also mentioned for his appointment to the PTAB Bar Association as an interim director.  Please click ...
in the media
November 08, 2016
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin mentioned Emily Kappers joining the firm in the November 8, 2016 In The News Column. Please click here to read more.
  • "International Trademark Searching and Filings Strategies for a Global Economy," Brinks 2017 IP Developments Webinar, April 4, 2017
Press Releases & Events
April 04, 2017

Attorneys from Brinks' Trademark and Unfair Competition practice group will focus on a hypothetical global launch of a new product...

March 23, 2017

CHICAGO—Joshua S. Frick, Susan Frohling, and Emily Kappers, trademark attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will host the webinar “International Trademark Searching and Filing Strategies for a Global Economy” on April 4, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CDT...

October 19, 2016

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the country, has hired nine...

  • Junior League of Chicago
    Sub-Chair, Connecting Kids to the Arts
  • Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance
  • Chicago Women in IP
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