Bryan P. Sugar


  • location icon Chicago, IL
    550 West Adams Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60661

Bryan Sugar is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice.

Mr. Sugar's practice focuses on the administration of domestic and international trademark registration programs, intellectual property issues in acquisitions and secured transactions, and litigation and counseling involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, domain names, e-commerce, licensing, rights of publicity and rights in computer software and databases.

Mr. Sugar specializes in trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, and has significant experience with United States federal court litigation. Mr. Sugar also specializes in proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; UDRP Internet domain name disputes; corporate trademark licensing; entertainment; publishing; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property audits; and the development of corporate trademark enforcement programs.

In his technology transactional practice, Mr. Sugar has represented clients in the negotiation of many technology transfer, license and procurement agreements. These include ASP and “cloud computing” agreements, outsourcing agreements, data processing agreements, development agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreement, non-solicitation agreements, professional services agreements, support services agreements, service-level agreements (SLA), license agreements, asset purchase agreements, referral agreements, strategic alliance agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, sales agreements, development agreements, invention agreements, and equipment lease agreements.

Offices Held

Board Member, Chicago Diabetes Project



United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Host Committee Chair, First Chair
  • Founder, Madison Club

Awards & Honors

Law Review, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Chicago-Kent College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2001

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, 1996

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