Practice Areas
  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court- District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Wendi E. Sloane

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T. 312.984.3166
F. 312.984.3150

Wendi concentrates her practice on intellectual property law and complex commercial litigation.

As the chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Wendi has extensive experience in all areas of non-utility patent intellectual property. Wendi combines her skill and experience as a trial attorney with her knowledge of copyright, trademark, design patent and trade secret law to service the firm's diverse clientele. She actively assists clients in identifying, protecting, valuing, and preserving their intellectual property assets in the United States and internationally.  She handles the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions.  Wendi has litigated a wide variety of intellectual property cases across the country, including trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, counterfeiting, domain name issues, false advertising, right of publicity, and copyright infringement. She has also handled a number of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  She has also litigated a variety of business-related commercial disputes. Wendi is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, both as a litigant handling mediations and arbitrations, and as a mediator herself.  She is a frequent speaker at a variety of IP industry seminars and meetings.

In 2009, Wendi was honored as a Corporate Woman of Achievement by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Chicago Chapter) for her contributions to advancing the success of women in the field of law.

Wendi is proficient in French.

Representative Clients

  • Automobili Lamborghini America
  • Body Central Stores, Inc.
  • Fendi Adele S.r.l.
  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR)
  • Fresh, Inc.
  • GoSmile, Inc.
  • Kmart Corporation
  • Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A.
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, S.A.
  • Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
  • Moët Hennessy USA, Inc.
  • Parfums Christian Dior
  • Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
  • Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR)
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Walmart Stores Inc.

Representative Matters

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • Member, Trademark Litigation Committee
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)Trademark Mediators Network
    • Member, Trademark Reporter Committee (2014-2015)
  • Intellectual Property Mediator, ADR Systems of America, LLC
    • Member, Trademark Internet Committee
  • Selected, Illinois Super Lawyers (2013-2017)
  • Corporate Woman of Achievement by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Chicago Chapter) (2009)


Events & Speaking Engagements