McDonald Hopkins welcomes Donielle F. Robinson to Intellectual Property Department in Chicago


CHICAGO – Donielle F. Robinson has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the Intellectual Property Department of the firm’s Chicago office. 

Robinson’s practice primarily focuses on all aspects of trademark prosecution and litigation. She has experience counseling clients on all stages of trademark prosecution, including performing and analyzing trademark clearance searches and drafting clearance opinion letters, devising trademark descriptions, preparing and filing trademark applications and related maintenance filings before the USPTO. She also assists clients with developing, managing, and prosecuting domestic and international trademark portfolios and effectuating targeted enforcement and policing strategies for brand protection, including leading anti-counterfeiting efforts on a global scale. Robinson’s experience also includes handling trademark litigation in both federal court and before the TTAB, and encompasses copyright work and transactional work, including negotiating, drafting, and reviewing intellectual property agreements.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Robinson worked several years as an associate at an intellectual property and commercial litigation law firm in Chicago. While attending law school, Robinson attended the World Intellectual Property Organization summer school on IP program in Bangkok, Thailand, which focused on combating counterfeits in Asia.  She also served as a senior research editor for the Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, and was awarded a concentration in Law, Technology and the Arts.  She also previously served as a Case Western Reserve University School of Law Fellow for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Robinson earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She completed a B.S. in new media publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology

Robinson can be reached at 312.642.2538 and

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