“With both prosecution and tricky policing problems, she is skillful at advising businesses and can easily convert legal concepts into plain English for non-lawyers. Always accessible, she never fails to go the extra mile for her clients.” WTR 1000 2018
Ranked in the Top 1% among 50,000+ U.S. trademark lawyers by Huski.ai
Ms. Stangle is a partner in Chicago with over 20 years of experience and specializes in trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, false and comparative advertising, Internet law (including cybersquatting and domain name disputes), trade secrets, trademark and copyright licensing, right of publicity/privacy, and trademark acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Stangle has significant experience in complex inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), has represented clients in federal courts around the U.S., and has won over fifty ICANN proceedings relating to domain name dispute matters for her clients. She also has experience in patent infringement and trade secret litigation. In addition to her litigation and dispute practice, Ms. Stangle has extensive experience in trademark counseling. She has counseled clients by providing search advice and protectability opinions regarding domestic and global trademark availability.
She represents clients in a wide variety of industries and has experience with trademarks and copyrights for insurance, reinsurance, financial, car rental, commercial real estate and software services companies, consumer and luxury goods, entertainment, cannabis, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products.
Ms. Stangle is teaching coursework in copyright, trademark, and right of publicity law as an adjunct professor at Widener University Commonwealth Law School. She writes and speaks on various trademark, copyright and DEI issues.
She currently serves on the INTA Committee Brands for a Better Society and is Vice-Chair of the IPO’s D&I Committee. Ms. Stangle is also the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, and the Vice-Chair of the Recruiting Committee. She served on the firm’s Board of Directors from 2020-2022.