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Brinks Trademark Shareholder David Fleming to Serve as Counsel to International Trademark Association

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 02, 2013) - David S. Fleming, a trademark attorney and shareholder in the Chicago office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, was appointed Counsel to the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the year 2014 at the Association's recent Leadership Meeting. Mr. Fleming also will serve on the Executive Committee of the Association's Board of Directors.

INTA is a global, not-for-profit association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and promote fair and effective commerce. More than 6,300 trademark owners, professionals and academics from over 190 countries participate in the work of the Association. The role of Counsel is to serve as legal advisor to the Board and CEO.

Mr. Fleming has been actively engaged with INTA for many years. He served on the Association's Board from 2010 through 2012, and on its CEO search committee from 2011 to 2013. He co-chaired the Association's 2007 Annual Meeting, as well as the 2011 Advanced Trademark Symposium and 2004 Trademark Administrators Program. He has spoken at Association meetings, served on other committees, acted as an oral argument judge for the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and served as a faculty member for an INTA trial advocacy program.

The position of Counsel is the highest volunteer position in the Association for a law firm attorney. Mr. Fleming is the second attorney from Brinks to serve as the Association's Counsel. Brinks trademark attorney and name-shareholder Jerome Gilson was Counsel for three years beginning in 1991.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Brinks Gilson & Lione has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

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