June 24, 2011
Mr. Nabor was reappointed to the ISBA Intellectual Property Section Council, on which he has served for over 15 years, including as Chair of the Council during the 1997–1998 bar year and again in 2008–2009. He was also appointed to the Standing Committee on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), a committee that works to solidify the relationship between the ISBA and ARDC, provides information to the legal community on attorney's professional and ethical duties, and reviews and makes recommendations to the ARDC and the Supreme Court of Illinois regarding the attorney disciplinary system.
Mr. Nabor has been the Chair of Fitch Even's Trademark and Copyright practice group since 1989. He has extensive experience in trademark prosecution, both domestic and international. A highly successful litigator, Mr. Nabor's expertise in trademark enforcement is widely sought after. In addition, he regularly counsels clients on brand development strategies including securing trademark rights throughout the world. Mr. Nabor also assists his clients in the enforcement and protection of rights developed under the copyright laws of all international jurisdictions.
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