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Mary E. Innis

Innis Law Group LLC

Chicago, IL, USA

Mary E. Innis is currently the Managing Partner at Innis Law Group LLC. Prior to founding Innis Law Group, Mary was Chair of the Intellectual Property Department and the Advertising & Marketing Practices Groups at a large national firm of over 500 attorneys, Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Mary Innis focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation involving trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising and promotions and rights of publicity and privacy law. With over twenty-five years of involvement in these areas of law, Mary Innis has significant experience in counseling clients and negotiating and drafting trademark and copyright licenses and related agreements, releases, Internet linking agreements, co-branding agreements, strategic marketing alliances, and transactions for high-profile clients She has substantial experience in virtually all aspects of the production and execution of advertising agreements, marketing contracts and promotions, including sweepstakes review, sponsorship agreements, talent agreements, music licenses, promotion fulfillment, and creative service agency agreements. Mary Innis has litigated complex disputes throughout the country and is a member of numerous federal district and appeals courts.

Currently at Innis Law Group, Mary Innis is working closely with a group of three other members, managing worldwide trademark portfolios, including a Fortune 50 Company. Mary Innis and her group of specialists are skilled and knowledgeable on working with in-house counsel to manage large portfolios in a cost efficient manner. Mary Innis received her B.A. cum laude from Augustana College in 1984 and she earned her J.D. in 1987 from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; International Trademark Association; Promotional Marketing Association; Chicago Advertising Federation; and Lawyers for the Creative Arts. In 2010, Mary was recommended “Top Lawyers in Illinois” in Advertising & Media Law and Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law by the Leading Lawyers Network division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company since 2004-2011.


  • JD - Boston University (1987)
  • BS - University of (19xx)



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