• 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, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Virginia Wolk Marino


Comprehensive brand protection requires strategic and creative partnership with key stakeholders, and Virginia Marino is a proven, effective collaborator. Companies large and small trust Virginia to manage complex brand protection matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and social media in the United States and around the world.

Virginia focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic and global brand protection, copyright, and unfair competition law. Her extensive trademark prosecution, counseling, and litigation practice includes the acquisition, maintenance, licensing, enforcement, and transfer of intellectual property. Virginia’s clients operate in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, consumer goods, food and beverage, hospitality and travel, technology, and luxury goods. She has significant experience clearing pharmaceutical brand names for various large and midsized pharmaceutical companies as well as trademark prosecution, enforcement, and counseling experience in this field.

Virginia’s counseling practice emphasizes developing and implementing global trademark filing, prosecution, and enforcement strategies and programs, both in the United States and internationally. She also regularly counsels clients on copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement issues. Virginia has experience conducting due diligence and intellectual property audits and regularly provides advice on complex licensing and assignment issues.

As a litigator, Virginia represents clients in civil litigation in federal district court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board opposition and cancellation actions, and she has extensive experience with domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. Virginia regularly assists clients with online intellectual property protection, including web-based trademark protection and vigilance. She has significant experience managing global enforcement actions and also has extensive in-house experience, as she was previously seconded to Accenture as in-house trademark counsel. 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 Chicago Business: Notable Women in Law, 2020, 2022
  • Managing Intellectual Property: Notable Practitioner, 2020 


Professional Activities and Memberships

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

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

February 9, 2023 World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000 2023 Guide
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