Summary

Lamis’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution and litigation, with a particular concentration on trademark, utility patents and copyright matters. She works directly with clients to learn their business goals and provide innovative, cost-effective resolutions, counseling them through every step to provide customized intellectual property strategies to protect their most valuable resources. Lamis is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Lamis provides trademark, patent and entertainment law services, advising clients on an array of intellectual property matters including marketing ideas, developing non-infringing slogans in multiple languages, negotiating investor and distribution agreements, and drafting work-for-hire, licensing and story rights contracts. She has extensive experience leading patent prior art searches and preparing patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions and trademark non-infringement opinions.

In addition to intellectual property work, Lamis represents clients in the technology industry and advises on cybersecurity issues to ensure compliance with new national and global laws. At Taft, she has advocated on behalf of distributors and manufacturers in recovering damages arising out of failed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementations and breaches of contract. As a litigator, Lamis has investigated domain name and copyright chains of title in infringement and misappropriation claims and has handled actions brought under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). Lamis has also tried cases in federal and state court, securing a defense verdict in a jury trial in which she was first/solo chair.

Awards

  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2016 - present)

  • Honoree, Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America, 2021

All Service Areas

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law (2012)

    cum laude

  • Northwestern University (2007)

Admissions

  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal - Central District of Illinois
  • Federal - Southern District of Illinois
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

    Member

  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois

    Member, Leadership Institute

Community Involvement

  • Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth

    Tutor

  • Syrian Community Network

    Mentor