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Virginia Wolk Marino

Phone: +1 312.840.3228
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Virginia Marino focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic and global brand protection, copyright, and unfair competition law. Virginia has extensive experience clearing pharmaceutical brand names for various large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies, as well as trademark prosecution, enforcement, and counseling experience in the life sciences field.

Virginia’s trademark prosecution and counseling practice includes the acquisition, maintenance, licensing, enforcement, and transfer of intellectual property with an emphasis on the selection and clearance of trademarks. She partners with her large and small clients to develop, maintain, and enforce their global trademark portfolios.

As a litigator, Virginia represents clients in civil litigation in federal district court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) oppositions and cancellation actions, and has extensive experience with domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. She regularly assists clients with online intellectual property protection, including web-based trademark protection and vigilance. Virginia also has extensive in-house experience, as she was seconded to Accenture as in-house trademark counsel for over a year.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Virginia was a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione.


  • University of Michigan, B.A. English language and literatire (2005) with distinction
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2008)


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association


Admitted to practice: Illinois, Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

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"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
“Boardroom: Trademark Challenges and Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” WTR Connect (October 13, 2020). Speakers: Virginia Marino, Howard Michael.
"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
"3M Uses Trademark Law to Combat COVID-19-Related Price-Gouging Scheme," IP Insights (April 22, 2020). Contacts: Virginia Wolk Marino, Jennifer J. Theis
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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Brinks Shareholder Virginia Marino is Quoted in Bloomberg Law Bloomberg Law (January 25, 2019)
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"Fight Over ZERO Trademark Remanded Back to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board After Federal Circuit Broadens Test for Generic Trademarks," IP Insights (August 16, 2018). Contacts: Jeffery A. Handelman, Virginia Wolk Marino
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Virginia Marino Mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (December 21, 2016)
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