Craig S. Fochler is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is chair of the Chicago Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Fochler is experienced in all aspects of domestic and international trademark, copyright and unfair competition law.
His experience includes litigating trademark and advertising issues throughout the United States and a number of foreign countries. Mr. Fochler is a member of the firm’s IP Litigation, and Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practices and the Food & Beverage Industry Team.
He has represented a wide variety of clients, including: cable television companies; computer hardware and software companies; financial institutions; food and candy processors; machinery and automotive manufacturers; personal care product manufacturers; retail chain stores; sports card manufacturers; and various nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Fochler also has extensive experience in intellectual property and transactional matters, including mergers; acquisitions; domestic and foreign trademark and copyright registration; and licensing programs.
Mr. Fochler received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1971 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College in 1968.
Mr. Fochler has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the state of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and Federal Circuits; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; the United States District Court for District of Arizona; and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
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