James J. Saul protects clients’ brands and content from counterfeiting, piracy, and other trademark and copyright infringement across the globe. He executes cost-effective strategies for global trademark and copyright clearance, registration, monitoring, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy, and transactions.
J. J. is an efficient, results-driven attorney who eschews legalese in favor of clear, candid communication that empowers clients to make informed, business-oriented decisions on the intellectual property issues they face.
J. J. counsels on clearance and registration strategies that minimize legal expense while accomplishing clients’ objectives. He works with clients to consolidate and streamline their global portfolios, using the Madrid Protocol (among other tools), to maximize their brand protection investment.
Across the global marketplace, J. J. develops targeted internet and offline monitoring programs where clients are most vulnerable to infringement. He then applies cost-effective enforcement tools — putting the onus on third parties where feasible — to secure the client’s brand or content.
J. J. counsels on supply chain security matters; engages with global customs agencies; works with investigators and law enforcement supporting investigations and seeking restitution; facilitates large-scale internet takedowns and domain name seizures; and advocates for enhanced protection of consumers in the fight against fakes.
J. J. negotiates complex global coexistence agreements to protect clients’ brands and minimize their expenditures on opposition, infringement and other dispute proceedings. He also prepares licenses and other transactional documents to help clients maximize the value of their intellectual property assets.
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2005)
- University of Michigan, B.A. (1999)
Bar Admissions : Illinois
Court Admissions : U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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