Rishi concentrates his practice primarily on trademark litigation and enforcement. He has represented clients in a variety of types of complex civil litigation, such as breach of contract, licensing disputes, trademark and patent litigation, fraud, statutory consumer fraud, and real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant disputes.

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Rishi is experienced in many phases of litigation in both state and federal court, ranging from pleadings; dispositive motion practice, including motions to dismiss; fact and expert discovery; and, preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders; drafting pre-trial briefs; drafting jury instructions; voir dire (jury selection); and trial.

Mr. Nair also has dealt with an assortment of transactional matters, including contract drafting, venture capital fund formation, venture capital investment documents, trademark prosecution, drafting of website terms and conditions and privacy policies, as well as composing other legal agreements.

Rishi concentrates his practice primarily on trademark litigation and enforcement.

Rishi received his A.B. in political science from the University of Chicago and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Rishi has experience in all phases of intellectual property litigation and over a broad range of claims and defenses.  He has handled numerous federal and state claims in a variety of jurisdictions.  Rishi has experience defending trademark and patent owners as well as on behalf of trademark, copyright, and patent owners when asserting their rights against infringers and counterfeiters.  

Rishi has obtained speedy dismissals for unfairly targeted defendants, either through motion practice or through satisfactory settlement.  For enforcement clients, Rishi has obtained judgments and recovered millions of dollars for intellectual property owners that face an onslaught of infringers and foreign counterfeiters.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD (cum laude, Certificate in Environmental Law); University of Chicago, AB, Political Science with honors, Maroon Key Society

Activities and Societies

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association (Past Member)

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Chicago Saints Theater Ushering Network

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois