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

  • "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
    Chairwoman of the Social Events & Networking Committee