August 2, 2019
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is pleased to announce that Maureen R. Smith recently joined the firm’s Chicago office as partner. Maureen has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of trademark law, helping clients in myriad industries to choose, protect, build, and enforce brands in the U.S. and abroad.
Maureen has managed many high-profile global brand portfolios, overseeing the development, leverage, and enforcement of those brands in nearly every jurisdiction in the world in furtherance of her clients’ business goals. She has practiced extensively in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, successfully representing clients in trademark, unfair competition, and domain name disputes.
Prior to her years in private practice, Maureen held in-house positions as trademark counsel at two Fortune 100 companies, gaining experience and insight she leverages in her current work with in-house counsel.
Maureen’s rich experience and strong record of client service make her a welcome addition to the Fitch Even team.
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