Natalie A. Remien


Tel: (312) 368-0100
Fax: (312) 368-0111
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Practice Areas
Corporate Business
Intellectual Property


With over 16 years of experience, Natalie is an accomplished IP attorney in all aspects of trademark, domain name, licensing, copyright, and unfair competition law, including counseling clients on branding strategies, selection, clearance and prosecution of trademark applications, management of global trademark portfolios, advertising clearance including analysis of advertising claims, issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and domestic and international policing and enforcement issues.

Natalie understands businesses and routinely counsels clients in matters concerning mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business formation issues, non-profits, licensing and all aspects of employment matters.

Representative Engagements

  1. Counseling clients with respect to trademark, trade dress, trade secret, domestic and foreign prosecution, brand clearance and domestic and pre-litigation enforcement strategy.
  2. Counseling regarding all aspects of Copyright Law including procurement of U.S. Copyright registrations, preparation of assignments and license agreements.
  3. Development and implementation of budgets and branding strategies for clearing and registering numerous marks worldwide in a cost effective and efficient manner.
  4. Management of global trademark portfolios for a diverse range of clients including large worldwide retailers. Prosecuting and enforcing large trademark and copyright portfolios as in-house counsel for a multi-national toy retailer.
  5. Negotiation and preparation of license agreements and worldwide co-existence agreements.
  6. Representation in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  7. Representation of clients in reorganization of the board of directors of a California nonprofit corporation.

Northwestern University College of Continuing Education, Mediation Certificate, 2007

DePaul University, J.D., 1999 University of Colorado, B.S., cum laude, 1996, dual emphasis in Finance and Marketing

Courts and Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Natalie is a champion for women and minorities in business.  In the past she has served on several committees within the National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Area Chapter and she is a lifetime friend of Boardroom Bound, an organization that provides training and opportunities for women and minorities.  Natalie has also participated for many years in various events within the International Trademark Association.


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