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 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.
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