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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Fax +1 312 701 7711
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www.mayerbrown.com

Richard Assmus

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Work +1 312 701 8623
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Richard Assmus has a balanced intellectual property litigation and transactional practice. He is also closely involved in intellectual property due diligence, trademark prosecution and monitoring, copyright counseling, and advertising counseling. Richard utilizes his background in science and mathematics in connection with complex patent litigation and technology matters.

Education

The University of Michigan Law School, JD 1998, Managing Article Editor, Journal of Law Reform, 1997-1998 The University of Chicago 1995, BS, Mathematics


United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Mayer Brown¬†acts for various clients in the food and beverage industry such as Nespresso, Goya Foods and Capri Sun. In New York, practice head John Mancini¬†represents Nestl√© in a suit filed against Crest Foods for the breach of master franchisee agreements governing the use of the ‚ÄėNESTL√Č‚Äô and ‚ÄėTOLL HOUSE‚Äô trademarks. The defendant is accused of multiple breaches of the agreement including the use of the ‚ÄėNESTL√Č‚Äô mark on non- Nestl√© products. Elsewhere, Richard Assmus¬†in Chicago¬†and New York-based¬†Allison Levine Stillman¬†are other key names.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

The team at Mayer Brown handles construction matters primarily out of the firm's Chicago and Houston offices and provides 'high quality legal work', delivered 'in a timely fashion' by attorneys who are not only 'fun to work with' but also 'very knowledgeable regarding their practice areas'. Joanna Horsnail leads the practice from the Chicago office, and recently acted for Bristol-Myers Squibb on drafting and negotiating construction documents for a new $900m manufacturing facility in Ireland. In this, Horsnail was supported by Chicago-based associates Sara Hess and Jeffrey Edwards, who is 'very knowledgeable' and 'strong on industry-related business terms'. Hess and Edwards were also part of a team led by Joseph Seliga, and also including Stephanie Wagner and associate Rachel Smith, that acted for the Texas Department of Transportation on two interrelated projects totaling over $1.25bn, namely advising on the P3 project for the SH 183 highway and assisting with finalizing design-build agreements for the Southern Gateway project. Seliga has also advised the same client on all aspects of bidding, procuring and negotiating more than ten highway projects throughout Texas, including the SH 288 Toll Lane project in Houston; he was supported by Mitch Holzrichter, as well as a number of associates. In other work, Holzrichter and Seliga led the advice on the $2bn Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project for the Alabama Department of Transportation; associate Nicholas Vallorano was also part of the team.

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