Plaintiff, Defendant, Fortune 500 company, mid-size, family-owned business, start-up enterprises, individuals. In his distinguished 40 year career in law, William L. Niro has represented all of them – in business transactions, in securing patents, trademarks and copyrights, and in resolving disputes through mediation, trial and settlement. He has tried cases on behalf of U.S. and international clients in State and Federal courts and in Appellate courts throughout the US.
Mr. Niro advises clients in brand development and has secured trademark registrations and licenses to protect more than 500 brands in the US and in 50 countries throughout the world. His clients include fast food companies, machine tool producers, financial planning services, housewares and consumer products manufactures and distributors, automobile parts manufacturers, food products, professional sports, authors and entertainment service providers. Mr. Niro has helped clients secure and license patents for food processing methods, children's toys, metal processing systems, and products in a wide spectrum of technologies. He has advocated and litigated patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, non-competition, unfair business practices and a wide range of commercial and real estate matters.
Mr. Niro graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and worked in the chemical process industry and government before attending DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. As a member of the Law Review Editorial Board, he was responsible for publishing comprehensive scholarly edition on Illinois law. Bill received a Master of Laws Degree in Environmental law from George Washington University before spending six years as a law professor. He has served on a wide range of Illinois State Bar Association Committees and Section Councils and regularly contributes to continuing legal education publications, lectures and seminars.