GBC News


GBC Attorneys Participate in All Day IP Symposium

Patrick Burns co-chaired and co-moderated an IP law symposium sponsored by the Intellectual Property...

joel January 3, 2013

UGG Wins Case Against 1,549 Online Counterfeiters

Greer, Burns & Crain LTD, representing Deckers Outdoor Corporation, recently obtained a judgment by...

joel December 31, 2012

GBC Attorneys, Burns and Guynn, named Leading Lawyers in Illinois

Greer Burns & Crain, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Patrick G. Burns and...

editor September 20, 2012

GBC Attorney Defends Jury Victory in Appeals Court

GBC attorney Steve Fallon argued to uphold a successful jury verdict on behalf of...

editor September 5, 2012

GBC Attorney Quoted in Law Article

GBC attorney Justin Gaudio was recently quoted in The National Law Journal article entitled...

editor June 30, 2012

GBC A Leader in Removing Fraudulent Links from Google

Google recently released statistics regarding links removed based on copyright violations.  A copy of...

editor May 25, 2012

GBC Colleagues Visit Asia

GBC colleagues recently visited Asia.  In Korea, GBC attorney Joe Kim gave a lecture...

editor May 11, 2012

GBC Attorneys Attend Annual INTA Meeting

GBC attorneys attended the 134th Annual INTA Meeting, taking place May 5–9 in Washington,...

editor May 11, 2012

GBC Shuts Down Over 3,000 Counterfeit Websites, Obtains $686 Million Dollars in Judgments

Greer, Burns & Crain LTD, representing Deckers Outdoor Corporation, recently obtained judgments by a...

editor April 27, 2012

GBC attorneys speak at San Francisco Bay area luncheon

James K. Folker and Patrick G. Burns spoke at a luncheon conference attended by...

editor April 17, 2012

GBC Volunteers at Law School Mediation Competition

John Pionke of Greer Burns & Crain participated as a judge at the International...

editor March 27, 2012

GBC attorneys volunteer time at Moot Court Competition

Greer Burns and Crain partners Amy Ziegler, Paul Juettner, Larry Crain and Patrick Burns...

editor March 6, 2012

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Greer Burns & Crain is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have...

editor January 9, 2012

Favorable trade secret judgment

On May 13, 2011, the Washington State Superior Court entered final judgment for equitable...

wes September 23, 2011

Tom Hill joins GBC

In September, 2011, GBC was pleased to welcome Tom Hill to its family. Tom...

tony September 23, 2011

Injunction and consent judgment

On August 16, 2011, GBC lawyer Steve Fallon was pleased to have a consent...

tony August 12, 2011

Re-exam request granted

On August 30, 2011, the United States Patent Office granted a re-examination request filed...

tony August 12, 2011

700 sites taken down in GBC anti-counterfeiting suit

GBC prides itself in its anti-counterfeiting skills and capabilities, and our ability to protect our clients' trademarks from the damage caused by counterfeit merchandise.

Nowhere are our capabilities stronger than on the internet, which has become a haven for fraudulently represented counterfeit goods. GBC regularly gets hundreds of websites selling counterfeit merchandise suspended from domestic website servers, but the international nature of the internet demands an international response, and GBC is ready to protect its clients' interests worldwide.

Recently, GBC attorneys forced the suspension of approximately 700 counterfeit sites on servers in four foreign countries. After much investigation and follow-up, all four foreign servers agreed to “voluntarily” suspend the sites. GBC now also has open lines of communication with these high tier ISPs that will facilitate efforts in getting new sites that move to these servers down as well as any future resellers we might encounter. While some sites will reappear on new servers, losing their "safe haven" will be a major disruption for counterfeiters moving forward.

tony August 11, 2011

Roger Greer -- in Memoriam

Greer, Burns & Crain is sad to announce the passing of our Senior Founding Partner and long-time friend Roger D. Greer. Roger passed away in February, 2011. As we recognized long ago, Roger was an exemplary practitioner of intellectual property law -- the heart of his legal practice in Chicago for nearly 40 years -- and an exemplary human being.


Roger received both his bachelors in Electrical Engineering (1964) and his law degree (1967) from the University of Nebraska. His legal achievements include high-level litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, contract, legal malpractice, RICO and antitrust matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the expert practice of transactional law including licensing and other transactional matters.

tony April 21, 2011