Attorneys

tproehl@gbc.law

Direct: 312.987.2919

Chicago Office


Practice Areas:
Trademarks International IP

EDUCATION:

J.D., Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany, 1998

 

LL.M., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003

 

Ph.D, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany 2006


Dr. Tanja Proehl


 

Dr. Tanja Proehl is an intellectual property attorney with Greer Burns & Crain in Chicago. Her practice focuses on all aspects of United States trademark law.

 

Dr. Proehl has extensive experience with trademark prosecution and counseling, as well as proceedings before both the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and The Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) in Europe.

 

Fluent in German and English, Dr. Proehl gained wide experience as a trademark and corporate attorney in Germany.

 

She remains licensed to practice law in Germany, and her understanding of European law and custom informs her global trademark practice and makes her especially effective in IP negotiations with European companies.

 

Dr. Proehl attended law school at Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen in Germany, and subsequently wrote a doctoral thesis. She received an award for “Excellent Achievement of Young Academics” by the Reinhold-und-Maria-Teufel-Stiftung.

 

She also has a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, with High honors, and she received two CALI awards for Trademark Law and Alternative Dispute Resolutions.

Dr. Proehl has experience with intellectual property in a variety of industries, including luxury goods, power tools, paper products and children’s toys.

 

Bar Memberships

  • State of New York Bar
  • Bar of Germany

 

Awards

  • Dr. Proehl attended law school in Germany (Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen) and received an award for “Excellent Achievement of Young Academics” by the Reinhold-und-Maria-Teufel-Stiftung.
  • Dr. Proehl also has a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law (with High honors) and received two CALI awards for Trademark Law and Alternative Dispute Resolutions.

 

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

 

Publications

  • Doctoral thesis, “Violence in schools, a comparison between Germany and the United States: a secondary analysis” athttp://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/volltexte/2006/2290/

 

Example Technical Fields

  • Luxury Goods
  • Power Tools
  • Paper Products
  • Children’s Toys