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Sana Hakim

Fax +1.312.827.8091

Sana Hakim assists clients with trademark clearance and trademark and copyright registration, protection, enforcement and counseling; domain name, social media and Web-related issues; and licensing and transactional work.

Ms. Hakim regularly counsels for profit and non-profit clients with U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios and manages global trademark portfolios for multi-national companies. She also conducts due diligence for acquisitions and mergers. Ms. Hakim also handles advertising review and clearance. In addition, she has represented clients in trademark and copyright infringement cases in federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in more than 90 opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also handles Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Examples of Ms. Hakim's work include:

  • Reviewing social media and influencer posts for intellectual property issues
  • Handling intellectual property due diligence in transactions ranging from under $10 million to more than $400 million
  • Managing global portfolios of iconic consumer brands in more than 140 countries
  • Filing more than 7,000 U.S. trademark applications
  • Obtaining summary judgment for an opposer in a U.S. trademark opposition proceeding based on common law trademark rights

Ms. Hakim regularly represents clients in the consumer products, food, and professional services industries.

Professional Background

Ms. Hakim was a partner in the intellectual property department of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP prior to its combination with K&L Gates. She also served a judicial internship with the Honorable Ronald J. Stubblefield of the Oklahoma Court of Appeals.

Ms. Hakim was an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law in the Fall of 2006.


  • Listed in the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals by World Trademark Review 1000, 2019-2020
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Trademark Law, 2017-2020

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Board of Managers, 2004-2006)
  • Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (Board Member and Treasurer)
  • International Trademark Association
  • Arab American Bar Association of Illinois