Ulmer & Berne LLP partner Thomas M. Williams is recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the World Trademark Review (WTR) in their “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” rankings. WTR is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues.
An accomplished litigator, Mr. Williams manages prosecution and maintenance of trademark portfolios and litigates trademark disputes on behalf of a number of the world’s largest and most sophisticated brands. He has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of trademark and unfair competition law including trademark infringement, trade dress, dilution, and false advertising litigation. Mr. Williams also represents brand owners in domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).
Mr. Williams regularly represents his clients before federal district and appellate courts in asserting and defending against trademark infringement claims. He also represents clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Mr. Williams is named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list and as a “Leading Lawyer” in a survey of lawyers by the Leading Lawyers Network. He earned his undergraduate degree in behavioral sciences and law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.