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Alexis Crawford Douglas

Fax +1.312.345.9980

Alexis Crawford Douglas concentrates her practice in trademark prosecution and enforcement, and the strategic management of intellectual property portfolios. Ms. Douglas regularly represents clients ranging from multi-national companies to non-profit organizations in a variety of industries including consulting and training, marketing, media, food and beverage, consumer products, financial, insurance and entertainment.

Ms. Douglas regularly performs domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution. Her practice includes advising clients on global brand portfolios and filing strategies, and working with international counsel on global prosecution, maintenance and protection of trademarks. She also conducts due diligence research and analysis for portfolio acquisitions.

Ms. Douglas also represents clients in trademark and copyright enforcement matters conducting investigations, preparing cease and desist letters, handling infringement matters on social media platforms, and initiating and defending opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has experience negotiating and drafting intellectual property-related agreements, including settlement agreements, assignments, licenses, and consent agreements. Additionally, she has experience handling Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum.

Ms. Douglas counsels clients on various aspects of copyright law, including maintenance, protection and defense of copyright and fair use exemptions.

Professional Background

Ms. Douglas worked as an intellectual property intern for Fox Entertainment Group. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Morton Denlow of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Douglas worked as an assistant editor at The Advanced Business Intelligence Solutions Group, where she wrote and edited daily news briefs on niche industries for corporate clients. Ms. Douglas also owned and managed her own writing, editing and consulting company before and during law school.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
  • International Trademark Association, Internet Committee
  • Board of Directors for the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Board of Directors for the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015)
  • Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School’s Trademark Clinic (2014-2015)