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Lee J. Eulgen

Partner
leulgen@nge.com
T: (312) 269-8465
F: (312) 578-2807

Lee J. Eulgen has significant experience in intellectual property litigation, negotiation and counseling, including trademark, copyright, patent, right of publicity, trade secret, trade dress, domain name, entertainment, unfair competition and privacy-related matters. In particular, Lee has first-chaired countless intellectual property disputes and he is Vice Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s prestigious Famous Marks Committee. Lee has also handled numerous brand and technology-driven transactions, including complex licensing and information technology transactions, as well as sponsorship and advertising agreements, mergers, acquisitions and asset transfers. In addition, Lee is well-versed in strategic global trademark portfolio management, including worldwide trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement matters. 

Lee has deep experience in the hospitality industry. In particular, in addition to trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement in the hospitality industry, Lee has handled many sophisticated arrangements in the hospitality space, including hotel management agreements, operating agreements, marketing license agreements, joint ventures and other arrangements. Lee is co-chair of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Hospitality & Leisure group.

Lee also has experience with Internet, information governance, and privacy matters across a variety of industries, including the hospitality industry, online retail and auction, mobile applications, securities, consumer electronics, online marketing and display advertising, and various non-profit associations and foundations. For instance, with his team, Lee regularly provides advice to clients regarding federal and state privacy law and data security matters. He has also handled hundreds of domain name matters and litigated countless domain name ownership disputes and matters arising under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP). Previously, Lee was the Chair of the Domain Disputes Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s Internet Committee. 

Lee’s practice includes frequent participation in pro bono matters. He previously prevailed at trial in a forgery case brought on behalf of an elderly pro bono client who had lost title to his home as the result of a fraudulent deed. 

Lee is currently recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000, and was previously named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by the publisher of the Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Lee has been admitted as a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is also on the District Court’s Lanham Act mediation panel. Lee has also been admitted to practice before numerous federal district and circuit courts around the country. He has been a guest speaker at the Northwestern University School of Law concerning topics related to his field.

In 1994, Lee graduated from the University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, with a B.B.A. He is the recipient of Notre Dame’s John R. Malone Award, conferred annually on the top graduate of his major.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1997), with honors
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1994), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • Wisconsin, 1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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