Alisa C. Simmons
“I love helping people. Practicing trademark and copyright law at Fitch Even enables me to do that every day by building brands for our clients and fostering and protecting their creativity.”

Alisa C. SimmonsAssociate

Chicago
120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7000 
312.577.7007 fax
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Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
B.A., Biology, Indiana University

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

IllinoisU.S. District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisIllinois Supreme Court

Clients seek Alisa C. Simmons’s counsel concerning domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, and brand selection for a wide range of goods and services, including the following:

  • Consumer products
  • Household appliances
  • Foot care products
  • Software
  • Food products and healthcare
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Financial services
  • Business
  • Educational services
  • Charitable services


Alisa's experience includes copyright counseling, registration and enforcement, advertising review, and advising on sweepstakes and promotions. She has also handled matters involving unfair competition and domain name counseling and dispute resolution.

In addition, clients rely on Alisa for counsel concerning advertising claims and product packaging. She is also skilled in drafting intellectual property agreements, including trademark, patent, and copyright licenses and assignments and non-disclosure agreements.



A global manufacturer of garage door openers engaged Fitch Even when the company needed to protect its key brand name. In consolidated trademark oppositions, Alisa helped obtain a successful decision sustaining all three oppositions and denying registration of confusingly similar marks of a competitor.

Alisa represented a charitable Christian fitness organization in trademark oppositions that sought to protect the client’s brand and to prevent the registration of an identical mark for related goods and services by a national manufacturer of consumer goods. A settlement was reached.

Alisa represented a cookie company in trademark enforcement efforts and successfully helped protect the client’s logos by securing a competitor’s agreement to stop using confusingly similar logos.

  • "A Recap of Top 2012 TTAB Decisions," Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Webinar, January 31, 2013.
  • “Trademark Dilution Developments from the TTAB,” Landslide, Vol. 5, No. 2, November/December 2012.
  • Co-author, “Challenges of Intellectual Property and Branding on Regulatory Approvals,” Nutraceuticals and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World, September 2008.
  • “A Conversation on Copyrights and Quilting,” Faithful Circle Quilters Guild, Downers Grove, Illinois, May 23, 2012.
  • “Basics of Trademark Searching,” Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, May 3, 2012.
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
    • President-Elect, 2014–15
    • Vice-Chair, Website Committee
    • Board of Managers, 2010–11
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
    • Member, Related Rights Committee, 2011–present
    • Member, Emerging Issues Committee, 2008–10
    • Member, Information Resources Committee, 2004–08
  • Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc.
  • Volunteer, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

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