Jerome Gilson Inducted Into IP Hall of Fame for 2007

    CHICAGO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest
intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that
Jerome Gilson, a named partner and senior shareholder at the firm, has been
inducted into the IP Hall of Fame for 2007.
    The IP Hall of Fame was created to recognize those individuals who have
played a major role in the creation of today's intellectual property system.
Inductees into the IP Hall of Fame are selected for their outstanding
contributions to the development of intellectual property law and practice and
for helping to establish intellectual property as one of the key business
assets of the 21st century.  The first inductees were announced in 2006 and
included former U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, French
author Victor Hugo and inventor Thomas Edison, as well as living individuals
such as Marshall Phelps of Microsoft, former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh and Sir
Robin Jacob.
    Mr. Gilson has practiced trademark and unfair competition law in the U.S.
for more than 40 years. He has handled numerous trials and appeals before the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the
federal courts and has written and spoken widely on the subject of trademark
law.  He has received numerous awards and other professional recognitions,
including the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Achievement for legal
writing for three years and the International Trademark Association's
President's Award for Dedicated and Distinguished Service.
    Mr. Gilson is the original author of a standard legal treatise in the
field, first published in 1974 as Trademark Protection and Practice.  This
year the publisher, LexisNexis, renamed it Gilson on Trademarks.  Last year
Mr. Gilson's daughter Anne Gilson LaLonde, after a decade of work on the
treatise, was named Author, with Mr. Gilson playing an integral role as
collaborator.  The multi-volume work comprehensively covers the law of
trademarks in the United States.
    Mr. Gilson joins eight other prominent members of the global intellectual
property community selected for this year.  He now becomes a voting member of
the IP Hall of Fame Academy joining Brinks partner James R. Sobieraj, one of
the founding members of the Academy.  The inductees were honored at ceremonies
hosted by Ocean Tomo Auctions and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine
which were held on October 24, 2007 at the Field Museum, Chicago.
    Ocean Tomo Auctions LLC is a subsidiary of Ocean Tomo LLC, a leading
Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc(R) firm established in 2003 and
specializing in understanding and leveraging IP assets.  For more information,
    IAM magazine, published by Globe White Page Ltd., London, created the IP
Hall of Fame as a not-for-profit organization to recognize the individual
accomplishments of those in the global IP community.  The publication is
widely recognized as a leading publication on intellectual property as a
business asset.  For more information, visit
    Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with
four additional offices across the country serving the intellectual property
needs of clients from around the world. The firm is one of the largest IP law
firms in the country, with more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and
patent agents specializing in intellectual property litigation and all aspects
of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition,
intellectual asset management, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks
routinely handles assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical,
mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, Internet and
computer technology, as well as in trademarks and brand names for a wide
variety of products and services. For more information, visit

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