Fan Cheng

Fan Cheng focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and litigation, copyright law, domain name disputes, trade dress and design protection. She strives to bring a holistic, business-first approach when representing clients across industries—from consumer goods to pharmaceutical products.

Fan has developed extensive experience in trademark and design clearance and prosecution, portfolio management, and enforcement. She works closely with clients and counsel around the world to develop and maintain their trademark portfolios. Fan works with both domestic and international clients, providing an understanding of the commercial needs and concerns of global clients.

Fan’s litigation experience includes representing clients in civil litigation in federal district court and Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission.

Fan also works for pro bono clients in collaboration with Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the International Trademark Association.

  • J.D.,
    Northwestern University School of Law, 2019
  • L.L.B., Law,
    Renmin University of China, 2013
  • B.B.A., Business Administration,
    Renmin University of China, 2013
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Mandarin (native)
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Associate, 2019–Present

Experience | Clerkships & Internships

Global IP Law Group, Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, May 2018 – July 2018

Tesla, Palo Alto, CA
Extern, January 2018 – April 2018

American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Extern, August 2017 – November 2017

Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago, IL
Access to Justice Technology Fellow, May 2017 – July 2017

AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai, China
Intern, April 2016 – June 2016