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.
Christie Hefner Addresses Packed House at NAWBO Chicago Achievement Luncheon
Advitam IP Founder Michele Katz recently served as Chair of the NAWBO Chicago 2018 Celebration of Achievement Luncheon. As Master of Ceremonies for the event, Michele had the distinct honor of presenting the Luncheon’s keynote speaker, Christie Hefner, former Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. with a membership to NAWBO, an organization whom Hefner served as a Board Member in its infancy about 40 years ago. The Mid-America Club was at capacity for this sold out event. Advitam IP members, clients and friends had a large presence at the event.
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Stacey Kalamaras Sheds Light on Combating Counterfeit Goods
Stacey C. Kalamaras, the latest addition to the Advitam IP team, discussed the impact of counterfeit goods on Tuesday at the Small Business Advocacy Council in Chicago (SBAC). As Of Counsel at Advitam IP, Stacey is a seasoned trademark, copyright and advertising lawyer with substantial experience managing large trademark portfolios. During the presentation, Stacey described counterfeit goods as the world’s largest illegitimate industry, outlined its effects on the global economy, and provided steps companies can take to combat counterfeiters. Congratulations to Stacey for a well-attended and conversation-provoking discussion.
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.