Antony J. McShane focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property counseling and litigation, concentrating on strategic development, protection and enforcement of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets and patents.
Tony has represented Fortune 500 companies, emerging technology companies and Internet start-ups in federal and state courts throughout the country, and before administrative tribunals such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. Representations include a variety of intellectual property litigation matters involving trademarks, domain names, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights and false advertising. Tony also manages day-to-day client matters including the registration and protection of trademarks and copyrights, trade secret protection programs and the negotiation and oversight of license, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.
Tony is an active member of the International Trademark Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He is a past editor for the Trademark Reporter, published by the International Trademark Association. He speaks frequently before industry and legal groups on trademark and copyright issues, and regularly conducts client seminars on identifying, developing and protecting intellectual property.
Tony has served on the faculty of the International Trademark Association’s Trial Advocacy Workshop, which was sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he taught a class on Intellectual Property Strategies for Managers of E Commerce.
Tony has been recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Intellectual Property”) since 2008 and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers.