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  • University of Michigan, B.A. English language and literatire (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

Phone: +1 312.840.3228
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

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

  • “Boardroom: Trademark Challenges and Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” WTR Connect (October 13, 2020). Speakers: Virginia Marino, Howard Michael.

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