Securing Your Intellectual Property Assets in the U.S. and Globally
Your innovations are some of your most valuable assets in today’s global marketplace. Advitam IP is a Chicago-based law firm with an exclusive focus on securing and protecting your intellectual property. With decades of combined experience in IP law, a strategy-based approach, and leading-edge technical facilities, our attorneys help turn your IP assets into a lasting competitive advantage at home and abroad.
Event: “Counterfeit Goods: The World’s Largest Illegitimate Industry”
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
20. South Clark
14th Floor Conference Room
Chicago, IL 60603
Join Stacey C. Kalamaras, the latest addition to the Advitam IP team, as she discusses the worldwide impact of counterfeit goods. The event is for lawyers only, is hosted by the Small Business Advocacy Council and offers one hour of general CLE credit. Stacey joined Advitam IP as Of Counsel earlier this year. She is a seasoned trademark, copyright and advertising lawyer with significant experience managing large trademark portfolios. Stacey will present, “Counterfeit Goods: The World’s Largest Illegitimate Industry.” The counterfeit industry feeds terrorism, organized crime and an estimated 750,000 jobs in the US alone are lost to the counterfeit goods industry. Counterfeiters do not pay taxes, they engage in child labor, they steal people’s identities, and they use cheap, substandard and dangerous components that endanger consumers. In this engaging presentation, Stacey will take you through exactly what counterfeit goods are, what the civil and criminal causes of actions are to punish counterfeiters, and discuss how large brand owners are protecting themselves and their brands from counterfeiters.
Michele Katz to Chair NAWBO Chicago 2018 Achievement Luncheon
Advitam IP Founder Michele Katz has been appointed Chair of the NAWBO Chicago 2018 Achievement Luncheon. Michele will have the distinct honor of introducing the Luncheon’s keynote speaker, Christie Hefner, former Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. The event, which annually draws a crowd of several hundred attendees, takes place on May 1, 2018 at the Mid America Club in downtown Chicago.
Learn more and register for the Achievement Luncheon here
Richard Gurak and Michele Katz Lead Technology Incubator Session
Advitam IP founders Richard Gurak and Michele Katz recently worked with budding entrepreneurs at the 1871/Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Technology Incubator. Richard and Michele gave an educational presentation and engaged in group discussion covering many aspects of intellectual property law, including transactional issues and dispute resolution for early stage, tech-focused companies.