Daniel Kegan

Practice/Organization Description


Care enough to Speak Honestly;

Be Aware enough to Speak Kindly; and,

Be Wise enough to Speak Persuasively.

Since 1940, Kegan & Kegan, Ltd. has provided its clients personalized strategic advice, preventative guidance, and when needed crisis counseling and defense. We identify, develop, and protect intangible business assets—trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, contracts, websites—and counsel other professionals on legal issues.

Daniel’s experience extends well beyond the Macintosh, to include other software platforms as well as counsel to industries from A to Z: Academia, Art, Beauty, Clothing, Communications, Detective, Dessert, Energy, Food, Farm, Giftware, Health, Internet, Insurance, Inventors, Jewelry, Knowledge, Law, Manufacturing, Music, Management, Medical Devices, Macintosh, Nutritionals, Nonprofits, Organizations, Politics, Publishing, Psychology, Quixotics, Retail, Religious, Regulated Industries, Sports, Transport, Universities, Video, Wine, Xenophilous, Yachting, Zealots, and Zany.

In addition to intellectual property matters, Daniel can provide second opinions to other professionals, ethics discussion, mediation and arbitration, firm management consultation, firm transitions and succession planning, forensic survey evaluations

Some cases include Architemps SDNY, Artmark v Mishan, NDIL, Trumark v Saunders Archery D Neb, Ory v McDonald CDCA, Ptak SD NY.

Bar Admissions

IL, Northern District of Illinois, 7th Circuit, US Supreme Court; diverse pro hoc.


Swarthmore College BS (electrical engineering); Northwestern University MS, PhD (organization theory); JD; NTL (IGSN). Licensed/Registered Psychologist

Professional Associations & Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association, Editor, Intellectual Property Newsletter, 1989-date; American Bar Foundation, Fellow;

ABarA, APsychologicalA, International Trademark Assn, Copyright Society USA, American Intellectual Property Law Assn, Chicago Bar Assn.

Honors and Awards

Iconic Programming Copyright, Client Portrait, TX 2,466,876, 6Apr1987.Touch Trademark, Velvet Bottle for Wine, ® 3,155,702, 17Oct2006. Patent, Cudgel litigation companion.


79 W Monroe St #1320
Chicago, IL 60603, United States

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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