CHICAGO, IL. (November 5, 2013) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that partner Rick Youngof the Chicago office was named Chair of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Legal Practice Resource Committee.

Formerly known as the Publications Committee, INTA’s Legal Practice Resources Committee identifies, evaluates, and develops concepts and proposals for major member benefit publications. The Committee also oversees efforts of project teams, contributing writers and editors who develop content for trademark practitioners.

Young’s nomination was approved during the INTA’s Board of Directors meeting in Alicante, Spain. He will serve as Chair for the 2014-2015 term.

“It will be a privilege and an honor to lead this Committee,” said Young. “INTA is the premier IP organization and has long been one of the leading publishers of trademark titles. I look forward to leading the Legal Practice Resources Committee as it continues its strong tradition of publishing works that benefit the trademark bar.”

Young practices law in the Intellectual Property group at Quarles & Brady, litigating patent, trademark and copyright actions in both federal trial and appellate courts around the country. He specializes in counseling clients on the many aspects of intellectual property with the goal of strengthening their business and the competitiveness of their respective brands. Young has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and is a graduate of Yale University. 

“We are proud that Rick was selected for this leadership position,” said Quarles & Brady firm chairman Kimberly Leach Johnson. “The model work ethic and strong leadership he displays every day at Quarles & Brady make him the perfect fit for this distinguished role.”

About the International Trademark Association

Founded in 1878, the International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. Members include more than 6,300 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries, who benefit from the Association’s global trademark research, policy development, education and training, and international network. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington, D.C., and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

About Quarles & Brady LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and onTwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.