The Keleher Appellate Law Group represents an array of civil and criminal defense clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Drawing from our extensive experience handling cases in a select few practice areas, our firm can deliver focused results customized to the needs of our clients. When you retain our firm, we devote the time and professionalism that your case deserves. Find out why so many individuals and businesses trust us to represent them in their most important legal matters.

Northern District of Illinois Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual property cases, specifically those involving copyrights and trademarks, are typically litigated in the federal court system. While copyrights protect unique creative works, trademarks help consumers identify goods and services with the reputable companies that provide them.

One area in which we pride ourselves is defending individuals and businesses against allegations of copyright and trademark infringement. These are serious claims that deserve serious legal advocacy, so we make it our mission to achieve the most optimal outcome for our clients. In addition to litigation, The Keleher Appellate Law Group negotiates successful resolutions to complex disputes and represents parties in intellectual property appeals.

Schedule A Defense in the Northern District of Illinois

Schedule A defense cases are a specific subset of intellectual property law. These matters are intertwined with e-commerce litigation and generally involve claims that online retailers are selling counterfeit products or those that otherwise infringe on intellectual property rights. Increasingly popular in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, these lawsuits can result in substantial damages and other legal penalties.

If your business has been accused of violating the intellectual property rights of another party, your reputation and ongoing operations could be jeopardized. For that reason, our Chicago Schedule A Defense attorneys employ a legal strategy designed to:

  • Quickly analyzing and responding to the allegations made against you
  • Negotiating with the objective of settling the matter in the most expeditious manner possible
  • Challenging every possible aspect of the infringement claims leveled against your organization
  • Helping clients secure the licensing and compliance they need to minimize the risk of future legal problems

Chicago Civil & Criminal Appeals

Trials do not always go as planned, and the state and federal appellate process is available in many cases to provide judicial relief. When individuals or businesses approach us to ask about a potential appeal, we start by reviewing the basics of the trial court’s decision. If we believe there are grounds to mount a potentially successful appeal, we get to work immediately for the client.

Illinois and federal appeals generally require filing the notice of appeal, preparing and filing the record on appeal and appellate brief, and making oral arguments on behalf of the client. We know the intricate rules that govern these types of cases and can take care of each step of the appeal for you.

Clients We Serve in Chicago and the Northern District of Illinois

The Keleher Appellate Law Group is recognized for serving a diverse client base in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois. Across our different practice areas, we represent the following types of clients, among others:

  • Intellectual property: Online retailers and other businesses are accused of intellectual property theft, infringement, and similar claims.
  • Schedule A defense: Companies accused of selling counterfeit goods on their e-commerce sites or who want to prevent such allegations from arising.
  • Appellate law: Civil and criminal appellate clients, especially those involving intellectual property and civil rights appeals.

Why Choose The Keleher Appellate Law Group?

Retaining a law firm to represent you in litigation or an appeal is about more than legal knowledge. While our firm is well-versed in the statutes, court decisions, rules, and procedures that are relevant in the above matters, we know that you expect an attorney who does not simply treat you as another docket or case file number. You need a firm capable of appreciating the real-world implications of trials and appeals and ready to handle your legal issue with a pragmatic approach.

We want clients to know, realistically, the merits of both their and their adversary’s claims. Therefore, we provide an objective evaluation of the case that every client deserves to receive from a law firm committed to representing their best interests. To that end, we start by reviewing your legal issues to identify strengths and weaknesses in both your and the opposing party’s respective positions.

Next, we draft a blueprint for how we plan to resolve your legal matter. Depending on your exact circumstances, this may include litigation, mediation, other out-of-court negotiations and proceedings, an appeal, or some combination of these. As needed, we will modify your strategy to ensure we are advocating as effectively as possible. 

Finally, we keep you apprised of all developments in your case and answer any questions you may have. We value your time and concerns, knowing full well that this may be your first time dealing with a civil, criminal, or appellate case. 

Contact Our Chicago Appellate & Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney

Make sure your legal matter gets the attention it deserves from a trial and appellate team dedicated to your success. To learn more about our services or to get started on your case, reach out to The Keleher Appellate Law Group.

The Keleher Appellate Group, LLC, serves clients in Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, and the surrounding areas in Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Colorado. We also provide our services nationwide and internationally.