Shyla Jones is an associate in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Group. She counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law and is a licensed patent attorney. Shyla’s practice focuses on global brand protection and enforcement with an emphasis on trademark, trade dress and design patent issues across a range of industries, including travel, entertainment, fashion, software and technology, hospitality, food and beverage and beauty and wellness.

Shyla is also active in the Chicago intellectual property community. She is co-chair for the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Society Intellectual Property Committee, a member of Chicago Women in IP’s Social and Networking Programs Committee and a member of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Shyla worked in an IP-focused law firm and for a sole practioner who focused on intellectual property, business, social media and entertainment law. Her prior experience also includes working for an IP boutique in San Jose, Calif. and TMI Associates, Inc. in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.

Selected Experience
Representative Federal Court Matters

Representing a multinational corporation in a trademark infringement, dilution, and unfair competition action concerning use of the trademark.

Represented a hair and skin care manufacturer in a trademark infringement, false description, false designation of origin and unfair competition action concerning use of “pure natural” and secured a favorable dismissal.

Representative Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Matters

Represented a multinational coporation in opposition proceedings concerning the company’s trademark and secured favorable settlements.

Representing a multinational corporation in consolidated opposition proceedings and a cancellation proceeding concerning the company’s trademark.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Branding Your Beer: Trademark Basics," Illinois Craft Brewers Convention, June 2017
  • “Careers in Intellectual Property Law,” moderator, Chicago Bar Association, February 2016
  • “Law 101 for the New Business Owner,” Creative Chicago Expo, March 2014
  • “Trademarks and Copyrights 101: Back to Basics,” SCORE in Chicago, February 2014
  • “Intellectual Property Workshop,” SCORE in Barrington, January 2014
  • “In Fashion and Out of Trouble,” Chicago-Kent College of Law, November 2013
  • “Fashion Intellectual Property Law and eCommerce Considerations for Online Boutiques,” Columbia College Chicago Fashion Business Workshop, September 2013
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