Elizabeth A. Sietsema

Associate
e-mail: Elizabeth.Sietsema@mfgip.com
phone: 630-286-7652

Beth is an attorney in the area of trademark, copyright, licensing, and business law. Her practice focuses on international and domestic trademark prosecution, licensing, patent and trademark infringement litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property opinions, and transactional counseling.

Beth has experience counseling clients of all sizes on a wide variety of intellectual property, litigation, and business issues. She has been involved in patent infringement litigation, inter partes review proceedings, litigation that resulted in multi-million dollar judgments awarded to her clients, and has also coordinated the closing of large financial transactions. She regularly counsels clients on brand protection, trademarks, and licensing issues. Beth has also successfully handled appeals in state court.

Early in her legal career, Beth gained business experience representing clients in commercial litigation and corporate matters. She later built on that business experience coordinating the closings of commercial real-estate investment deals and financing transactions.

Beth attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and graduated with honors. While pursuing her law degree, Beth worked as a research assistant for the dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the Northern District of Illinois.

Education

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law

B.A., Finance
B.A., East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

Illinois State Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)