Tracy L. Zawaski

Tracy L. Zawaski
Direct: 312.987.2919
Office: Chicago



B.A., Psychology; Criminal Justice

Wayne State University


J.D., Wayne State University Law School


Tracy Zawaski is Of Counsel to Greer Burns & Crain in Chicago. Her practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights and computer law. For nearly 20 years, she has worked extensively with domestic and international trademark prosecution and contentious matters, trademark opinions and counseling, copyrights and trade secret counseling.

Ms. Zawaski is experienced in negotiating intellectual property license agreements, settlement agreements, coexistence agreements, intellectual property transfers and cannabis law.

Her experience includes extensive pro bono work with underrepresented groups, including animals, at-risk children, the homeless and undocumented, as well as those involved in the creative arts.

Ms. Zawaski possesses strong negotiation skills and is a trained mediator via both Northwestern University and the Center for Conflict Resolution.


  • Worldwide trademark prosecution and brand management
  • Trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Trademark and copyright enforcement
  • Licensing agreements
  • Domain name proceedings
  • Internet brand enforcement
  • Settlement negotiation and coexistence agreements
  • Nondisclosure, work-for-hire and independent contractor agreements
  • Intellectual property asset transfers and security agreements
  • Intellectual property holding companies
  • Mediation
  • Advertising/ Sweepstakes
  • Cannabis law
  • Gambling law
  • Customs recordations

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Michigan Bar
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
  • The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
  • Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP)

Civic and Charitable

  • Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society – Online Media Network (Harvard University)
  • Enchanted Makeovers
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Michigan Pet Fun Alliance (formerly Oakland Pet Fund)
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Northwestern University School of Communication – Dept. of Radio/ Television
  • Red Door Animal Shelter
  • Working in the Schools (WITS)