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Chambers USA Recognizes Brinks Gilson & Lione as a Top IP and Trademark Firm in Illinois
Published By Chambers USA May 21, 2021

CHICAGO (May 20, 2020) –Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, was ranked by Chambers USA as a top firm in Illinois for Intellectual Property for the 17th consecutive year. The 2021 edition of the guide also recognized Brinks as top firm in Illinois in the area of Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, a new ranking this year.

“The firm brings the bench strength of a big firm combined with the agility and expertise of a boutique firm,” remarked a client interviewed by Chambers. Another interviewee praised the team’s “strong communication skills and deep and broad experience.”

In addition to firm wide recognitions, Brinks shareholder and Copyright practice chair, William Frankel, maintained his ranking as a top intellectual property attorney in Illinois. 

Chambers evaluates individual attorneys based on their knowledge and experience in their fields as well as effectiveness and client service. Similarly, Chambers’ evaluation of Brinks as a firm focused on client service and legal knowledge alongside professional conduct and commercial astuteness.

Read more about Brinks’ 2021 rankings here.

About Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating more than 100 years of intellectual property law, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., and helps clients around the world protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our lawyers, patent agents, and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices. More information can be found at

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