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Emily Kappers

Phone: +1 312.840.3286
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Emily Kappers focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, copyright, and unfair competition law. Emily represents a diverse range of clients, from large corporations to start-up companies both in the United States and internationally.

Emily’s trademark prosecution and counseling practice includes the clearance, prosecution, and enforcement of trademarks. Emily partners with her clients to develop, grow, and maintain their trademark portfolios, and advises clients on trademark protection in the United States and in key foreign jurisdictions, including China and the European Union.

Emily’s litigation experience includes representing clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellation actions, and in civil litigation in federal district court.

Emily is experienced with domain name disputes under the Uniform Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and skilled in assisting clients with online intellectual property protection.

Emily is active in both the legal and Chicago community. Emily serves as the Chair of the Chicago Women in Intellectual Property (ChiWIP)’s Social Events and Networking Committee, and as a board member of the Ravinia Associates Board.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. Communication, English (2011)
  • DePaul University, J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property (2015) cum laude


  • International Trademark Association
  • Chicago Women in IP, Chair of Social Events and Networking Committee
  • Ravinia Associates Board, Board Member

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Firm News / Announcement
"Recent Sixth Circuit Decision in Ohio State University v. Redbubble, Inc. May Burst the Bubble for Online Marketplaces' Defenses of Non-Infringement," IP Insights (May 19, 2021). Contacts: Virginia Wolk Marino, Emily Kappers
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Wedding is Off: Second Circuit Vacates Summary Judgment in Tiffany Engagement Ring Case," IP Insights (September 28, 2020). Contacts: Jeffery A. Handelman, Emily Kappers
Client Alert / Newsletter
"U.S. Copyright Office and Lawmakers Agree: The DMCA Fails to Function in the New Millennium," IP Insights (June 8, 2020). Contacts: Virginia Wolk Marino, Emily Kappers
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Federal Circuit Deems Multi-Color Product Packaging Marks Inherently Distinctive," IP Insights (April 29, 2020). Contacts: Virginia Wolk Marino, Emily Kappers
Client Alert / Newsletter
"USPTO Now Requires U.S. Licensed Attorneys in all Trademark Matters," IP Insights (August 5, 2019). Contacts: Virginia Wolk Marino, Emily Kappers
Client Alert / Newsletter
"USPTO Issues Examination Guide on Trademark Applications for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services," IP Insights (June 11, 2019). Contacts: Virginia Wolk Marino, Emily Kappers
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"Mission Products v. Tempnology: SCOTUS Holds that Rejection of Trademark License in Bankruptcy Does Not Terminate the Right to Use the Mark," IP Insights (May 22, 2019). Contacts: David S. Fleming, Emily Kappers
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"Cutting the Dead Wood: The USPTO's Post-Registration Trademark Use Audit Program," IP Insights (November 16, 2018). Contacts: Howard Michael, Emily Kappers
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Trademark Attorneys Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (April 5, 2017)
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