Chris Eggert is an associate at Irwin IP. Chris’s practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation but includes all areas of Intellectual Property.
Since joining Irwin IP, Chris has worked on numerous matters including offensive trademark and copyright litigations, responding to seizures of allegedly counterfeit goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, resulting in remission of the seized lawful goods, and various patent litigation projects including defending a request for a preliminary injunction. His work includes drafting infringement and validity opinions, initial and responsive pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motions, and other litigation documents.
In law school, Chris represented various clients in trademark and patent matters with the Notre Dame Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, which included drafting provisional patent applications, counseling clients on trademark choice, drafting opinion letters, filing multiple trademark applications that resulted in registration of the marks on the principle register, and responding to a likelihood of confusion office action rejection from the USPTO on a previously filed mark that resulted in a favorable decision and allowance of the mark to be registered on the principle register.
Chris also participated in Notre Dame Law School's International Intellectual Property Summer Program in London, focusing on copyright issues, international antitrust law, and geographic indicators of source. Chris was a member of Notre Dame's Intellectual Property, International, and Business Law societies. Prior to law school, Chris worked in local politics in Michigan and the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC.
Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of International Trade
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago