Paul D. McGrady is a partner in Winston & Strawn's Chicago office. Mr. McGrady focuses his practice in trademarks, domain names, and social media. He has taught Advanced Trademarks and Cyberlaw at DePaul Law School. Mr. McGrady is the author of McGrady on Domain Names, the three-volume definitive treatise on domain name law, which is published by LexisNexis and is now in its ninth release. He is also the author of McGrady on Social Media which was published by LexisNexis in 2011.
Mr. McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world.
Mr. McGrady represents large brand owners, including new gTLD applicants in their domain name and Internet matters. His experience includes domain name disputes, domain name transactions, the creation of new top level domain names, CAN-SPAM disputes, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act disputes, online copyright and brand identity disputes, and transactions and counseling related to intellectual property aspects of social/mobile media.
Mr. McGrady has successfully handled more than 300 proceedings under the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP). Mr. McGrady has also handled multiple litigations brought under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and successful actions under foreign domain name dispute policies.
Prior to working in a private practice, Mr. McGrady was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 retailer practicing in trademarks, franchising, advertising, and shareholder/member relations.
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