Jonathan G. Polak

Practice Group Chair & Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Jonathan G. Polak

Jonathan G. Polak

Practice Group Chair & Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Biography

JONATHAN G. POLAK serves as Chair of Taft’s 60+ lawyer Intellectual Property Practice Group. Jonathan is a nationally-recognized trial attorney who handles high stakes cases for both large and small companies around the United States. His cases involve the full range of issues in IP-related litigation, including the following:

* Trademark/Trade Dress
* Patent
* Copyright
* Internet/Domain name litigation
* Software and Technology disputes
* Trade Secrets
* Media and First Amendment
* Right of publicity/privacy
* Entertainment Law

Jonathan has appeared before state and federal courts in 25 of the 50 U.S. states, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and private arbitration panels.

Jonathan has also been featured in the national media for his work on behalf of Fred and Kim Goldman, father and sister of the late Ron Goldman, in their pursuit of justice against O.J. Simpson, the person held responsible by a civil jury for the brutal slaying of Ron Goldman. Jonathan advanced unique legal theories involving use of intellectual property to assist victims like the Goldman family in holding Simpson financially responsible. In connection with that representation, Jonathan has appeared on ABC News’ Nightline, Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Show and CNN Headline News’ The Nancy Grace Show. He is also called upon by local, regional and national media to comment on legal topics of the day.

Jonathan has also been recognized in leading lawyer publications and associations:

* Best Lawyers in America®
* Super Lawyers®
* Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
* Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
* Benchmark Plaintiff: Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star for Commercial and Intellectual Property
* Benchmark Litigation: 2016 Local Litigation Star

Jonathan also litigates non-IP related complex commercial disputes for his clients.

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Number of Awards

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Practice Group Chair & Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, more than 6,000 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

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Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

Career History
Practice Group Chair & Partner
Current

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP traces its roots back to 1885, when Worthington & Strong was founded by Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business & Finance, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health & Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate and Tax.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior
Member, Advisory Board
Prior
Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed
Political Donations
$250
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Indiana, Todd Young

$500
2010

Senator at Office of the Senator from Indiana, Todd Young

$500
2010

House Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Admitted to the Indiana Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Northern District of Texas
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