Trademark Attorney Sara Suleiman joins McDonald Hopkins

Jun 24, 2014, 12:49 ET from McDonald Hopkins LLC

CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sara Suleiman has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Suleiman joins McDonald Hopkins after nearly two years at a Chicago-based intellectual property firm where she handled all aspects of trademark preparation and prosecution for clients. She has substantial experience working with foreign counsel to manage trademark matters for U.S. clients in other countries, as well as serving as outside general counsel to multinational corporations in transactional business matters. Suleiman is experienced in conducting trademark clearance searches to advise clients on risks of potential marks, and directing worldwide and regional audits to determine strengths and weaknesses in client portfolios.

"Sara is a great addition to our Chicago office," said Richard Kessler, Chicago Managing Member of McDonald Hopkins. "Her understanding of trademark management and extensive experience working with local counsel in countries around the world will provide additional breadth to our national intellectual property team."

Suleiman received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where she was honored with the Chancellor's Award for Service and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in civil litigation strategy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political Science from Northwestern University, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Al Bayan magazine and Legal Correspondent to The Daily Northwestern.

Sara Suleiman can be reached at 312.642.4084 or

The Intellectual Property department at McDonald Hopkins has a deep bench of attorneys focused on delivering a comprehensive range of innovative solutions and insightful industry expertise across a diverse group of technical disciplines.

About McDonald Hopkins
McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with a more than 80-year history. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach, as well as a subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.

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