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Tom Williams Joins Howrey’s Chicago Office

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chicago, IL -- Howrey LLP has announced that Thomas M. Williams has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Intellectual Property group where his litigation practice will focus on trademark and unfair competition matters.

His practice includes trademark prosecution and counseling. He consistently represents his clients in federal district and appellate courts, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO. He has also represented clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Mr. Williams also has extensive experience representing clients with both traditional trademarks and non-traditional marks, including trade dress, color marks, and sound marks. He has successfully represented brand owners in domain name disputes under the UDRP and ACPA.

"We welcome Tom and his trademark practice to our Chicago office," said Chicago Managing Partner, David Clough. "He is well respected in the Chicago legal community and we are pleased that he has decided to join Howrey. His practice will be a good fit with our Chicago IP practice which continues to expand."

Mr. Williams received his BA in Behavioral Sciences and Law from the University of Wisconsin, and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review.

Founded in 1956, Howrey LLP is a global law firm with over 700 attorneys and more than 50 economic, financial and regulatory consultants. Howrey has offices in Washington DC; Northern Virginia; Houston, Texas; New York, New York; Los Angeles, Irvine, East Palo Alto and San Francisco, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Chicago, Illinois; London, England; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Munich, Germany; Madrid, Spain and Taipei, Taiwan. Howrey's affiliate, The CapAnalysis Group, LLC (economic, financial, and litigation consultants) teams with Howrey attorneys as a strategic business resource. A consistent American Lawyer "A-List" and PLC Which lawyer? "Global 50" firm, Howrey is one of the most frequently used law firms by the world’s leading companies. Howrey’s Intellectual Property practice was ranked as a top national IP practice and the Top IP Appellate practice by IP Law & Business and its Antitrust practice topped Global Competition Review’s "GCR 100." As the winner of the 2003 Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Howrey is committed to the ideals of diversity and is equally committed to the tenets of pro bono and public service. Howrey's "Advantage of Focus" makes it the clear choice for antitrust, intellectual property and complex business dispute resolution. For more information, visit our Web site (

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