Our attorneys include a former in house patent counsel for a large multinational corporation, a senior partner at a large IP firm, a former Examining Attorney (Attorney-Advisor) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and attorneys with extensive law firm experience. Tolpin & Partners has a combination of business skills, government know-how, and legal experience which provide the highest quality representation and advice to give our clients the greatest opportunity of achieving their IP goals.
Brett M. Tolpin
Brett Tolpin is an attorney with 15 years of experience who counsels and advises clients in all areas of intellectual property, internet and entertainment law including maximizing protection and defining rights. He engages in all aspects of portfolio and brand management through the clearance, registration, policing and enforcement of domestic and international copyrights, trademarks and trade dress; prosecutes and defends oppositions, cancellations and ex parte proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Brett also manages large international IP portfolios and handled numerous brand driven acquisitions with significant trademarks, copyrights, software and IP licenses.
Thomas W. Tolpin
Thomas W. Tolpin (Tom) is a patent and trademark attorney with more than 30 years of experience. An inventor himself, Mr. Tolpin has been granted several patents of his own. He has been selected a “Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law” and a designated “Illinois Super Lawyer” by the Leading Lawyers Network. He has been recognized with the highest rating “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mark R. Bagley
Mark Bagley is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in litigation and other aspects of intellectual property (IP) practice pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents, unfair competition, trade secrets, and commercial disputes. He has extensive litigation experience representing clients at the trial and appellate level in both U.S. and state courts.
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