Chicago Law Firms In Trademark Fight Over 'O'Keefe' Names

Law360, New York (July 24, 2017, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Two small Chicago law firms, both named “O'Keefe” and both focusing on tax law, are locked in a trademark fight over their shared use of the surname.

O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes LLC, a 10-attorney firm founded in 1937, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Friday against an upstart crosstown rival called O’Keefe Law Firm, claiming the similar name and identical focus on property taxes will confuse clients.

“OLF’s name so closely resembles OLH’s name in appearance, sound, connotation and commercial impression that the use of OLF’s name...
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