Team

Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

1776 Ash Street
Northfield, IL 60093
sfitzgerald@NorvellIP.com
Direct      773-729-2522
Cell         815-600-3739

Practice Summary

Sean, an associate at Norvell IP, advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and portfolio management across a range of industries, such as the outdoor sporting goods and food & beverage industries.  Sean also advises clients on IP-related transactions, such as acquisition and licensing agreements, and has litigation experience through his work on federal district court cases and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Before joining the firm, Sean was a Summer Associate at Norvell IP. During law school, Sean served as the Entertainment Law Representative for the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and as a Junior Editor for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. In addition, Sean was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society, earned the Top Advocate Award in Trial Advocacy, and competed in the National Baseball Arbitration Competition held annually at Tulane University School of Law.

Education

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2019 (cum laude)
B.S., Augustana College, 2016 (cum laude)

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 trademark clearance and risk assessment
  • Transactional licensing, acquisition, and assignment agreements
  • Intellectual property inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T.T.A.B.)
  • Domain name and Internet intellectual property enforcement

Memberships & Affiliations

International Trademark Association

Chicago Bar Association