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Joshua S. Frick

Joshua S. Frick

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Chicago, IL, USA

A strong advocate for client brands, Josh Frick handles all aspects of trademark and copyright protection, including prosecution, portfolio management, transactions and litigation. Clients look to him for creative, forward-thinking strategies that address the new opportunities (and threats) posed by social media, as well as the challenges of an increasingly connected global marketplace.

As a litigator, Josh has represented clients in federal court actions as well as cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He also handles domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, and works with U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection to prohibit importation of infringing and counterfeit articles.

Josh’s prosecution and counseling practice includes the development and maintenance of domestic and international trademark portfolios, drafting clearance opinions, preparing license and assignment documents, and assisting clients in creating enforcement programs.


  • Poneman v. Nike, Inc. and Foot Locker, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).
    Won summary judgment motion and dismissal of trademark infringement case against Nike and Foot Locker.
  • Alticor Inc. et al v. UMG Recordings Inc. et al. (M.D. Florida).
    Represented the plaintiffs in a breach of contract and copyright case against the three largest record companies in U.S. Settled.
  • Progressive Casualty Insurance Company v. All Web Leads, Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-01545-JG (N.D. Ohio). Represented
  • Grupo Bimbo, S.A. B. de C.V. v. Advanced Total Marketing Systems, Inc., Opposition No. 91233593 (T.T.A.B.). Representing opposer in opposition to application to regiser the mark TAQUERITOS EXTREMOS & Design. Pending.
  • Grupo Bimbo, S.A. B. de C.V. v. Carlos Rafael Salinas González Méndez, Opposition No. 91231386 (T.T.A.B.). Representing opposer in opposition to application to regiser the mark XOCHITL (SO CHEEL) EN FUEGO & Design. Pending.


  • International Trademark Association (Pro Bono Committee Member)


J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2007

B.S., Marketing and Legal Studies

Indiana University, 2003 



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


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