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Christian S. Morgan

Christian S. Morgan

1776 Ash Street
Northfield, IL 60093
cmorgan@NorvellIP.com
Direct   773-966-2467
Fax       312-268-5063

Practice Summary

Christian is an Associate at Norvell IP and focuses his practice in the areas of trademark, advertising, domain names, entertainment, and copyright law. He advises clients across a wide range of industries, including fashion, entertainment, health and wellness, home goods, financial, and tech, and regularly provides counsel on all aspects of trademark and copyright prosecution and portfolio management, acquisition/licensing, enforcement, and strategy. Christian also represents a wide variety of clients in IP litigation in federal courts, inter partes proceedings before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and ICANN disputes before WIPO. Christian is also an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches an advanced legal writing course for IP litigation and enforcement. 

While in law school, Christian served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sara L. Ellis, studied Advanced Federal Litigation Practice under the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, and was a Chicago IP Colloquium Fellow. He was also a Senior Editor of the International Law Review—where his research on Cuban trademark law and its impact on small businesses was published—an Associate Editor of the Health Law and Policy Law Review, and was a member of the Latino Law Student Association.  In addition, he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advocacy, and externed in the in-house intellectual property group of a global market intelligence agency.


Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017, cum laude

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014, High Distinction

Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois

Areas of Emphasis and Experience

  • Trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and portfolio management
  • Worldwide brand development counseling, clearance and risk assessment, and enforcement strategy 
  • Entertainment agreements and transactional licensing and acquisition agreements
  • Intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright, patent, false advertising, unfair competition, domain names, and phishing
  • Advertising and marketing review, including social media legal issues
  • Domain name acquisition and ICANN disputes

Representative Litigation Matters

Seide et al. v. Level-(1) Global Solutions, LLC et al. (N.D. Ill.). Represented plaintiffs David Seide and Defined Space, Inc. in copyright infringement and breach of contract case in federal court.

Publications

El Bloqueo and Small Business: Revisiting Trademark Protections Amidst Changing United States-Cuba Relations, 13 Loy. U. Chi. Int’l L. Rev. 141 (2016).

Analyzing Recent Trends in the Debate Over Gene Patents: United States and Australia, 25 Annals Health L. 64 (2015).

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association
International Trademark Association