• University of Michigan, B.A. English language and literature (2005) with distinction
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2008)


  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Virginia Wolk Marino


Virginia Marino focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic and global brand protection, copyright, and unfair competition law. Virginia has extensive experience clearing pharmaceutical brand names for various large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies, as well as trademark prosecution, enforcement, and counseling experience in the life sciences field.

Virginia’s trademark prosecution and counseling practice includes the acquisition, maintenance, licensing, enforcement, and transfer of intellectual property with an emphasis on the selection and clearance of trademarks. She partners with her large and small clients to develop, maintain, and enforce their global trademark portfolios.

As a litigator, Virginia represents clients in civil litigation in federal district court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) oppositions and cancellation actions, and has extensive experience with domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. She regularly assists clients with online intellectual property protection, including web-based trademark protection and vigilance. Virginia also has extensive in-house experience, as she was seconded to Accenture as in-house trademark counsel for over a year.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Virginia was a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione.


  • World Trademark Review 1000
    Bronze Band, Prosecution & Strategy, 2020–2021
  • Crain's Notable Women in Law, Crain's Chicago Business, 2020
  • Notable Practitioner, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2020


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association


Admitted to practice: Illinois, Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Conversation with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board," IPLAC Annual IP Symposium (November 3, 2022). Moderator: Virginia Marino.
  • “Fundamentals of Trademark Law in Global Marketplace 2022” Practicing Law Institute (June 24, 2022). Faculty Speaker: Virginia Marino.
  • “Boardroom: Trademark Challenges and Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” WTR Connect (October 13, 2020). Speakers: Virginia Marino, Howard Michael.


Client Alerts & Newsletters

Press Coverage

Firm News & Announcements

September 13, 2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Names Virginia Marino to 2022 “Notable Women in Law” List
June 15, 2022 Legal 500 United States Ranks Crowell & Moring in Eight Practice Areas in 2022 Guide
March 7, 2022 World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000