Victoria Hanson joined Irwin IP as an associate in November of 2020. Her practice primarily focuses on trademark litigation and prosecution. Victoria works on various litigation issues including trademarks, trade dress, cybersquatting, unfair competition, copyright, counterfeiting, design patents, and false advertising and maintains and manages Irwin IP’s trademark prosecution practice.
Before joining Irwin IP, Victoria worked for a boutique regulatory & intellectual property law firm in Chicago and a general practice law firm in California, where she worked on trademark prosecution and litigation matters. While attending law school, Victoria counseled and managed trademark portfolios for various clients with the Notre Dame Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Victoria was also a Legal Extern for the General Counsel of the National Association of REALTORS in Chicago, where she worked on various trademark and copyright issues. Victoria has experience drafting and filing trademark applications, responding to substantive trademark office actions, drafting and sending cease and desist letters, completing preliminary trademark searches, drafting search opinion letters, and preparing motions and discovery responses.
As a student at Notre Dame Law School, Victoria served as a senior editor for the Notre Dame Journal on Emerging Technologies and as the Vice President of Communications for the Sports, Communications, and Entertainment Law Forum. Victoria also received second place for the 2020 Notre Dame Intellectual Property & Technology Writing Prize for her paper on the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.
Victoria has worked on various litigation matters, including trademark, copyright, unfair competition, cybersquatting, and design patent matters. Some of those matters include:
Victoria has also assisted and counseled many clients with their trademark matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in dealing with infringers, including:
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. 2020
Notre Dame Intellectual Property & Technology Law 2020 Writing Prize (2nd Place)
University of California: Berkeley, B.A. in Media Studies, 2017 (cum laude)
“Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” (2023)
Professional Development Committee, Chicago Women in Intellectual Property
Volunteer Attorney and Member of the Associate Board, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Member, Richard Linn Inn of Court
Spotlight on the Right of Publicity: Immunity and Preemption, Moran v. Edie Parker, LLC et al, No. 2:20-cv-12717 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 27, 2021); and Hepp v. Facebook, 2021 WL 4314426 (3d Cir. Sept. 23, 2021)