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Genna S. Hibbs

Principal Attorney

gh@hibbslaw.com
C: 773-888-2134

Genna’s legal career reflects her diverse background in science, literature, and business, applied with an earnest desire to provide superior quality and accessible legal representation to her clients. A cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, in 2013 Genna founded Hibbs Law, LLC, an intellectual property boutique law firm serving the greater Chicago area and Southern Wisconsin. With a particular interest in intellectual property and regulatory compliance law, Genna is a member of the Illinois bar, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She deeply enjoys applying her legal knowledge (affectionately known as “practicing legal wizardry”) to address the unique needs of her clients.

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Gouthami Vanam

Associate Attorney

g_vanam@hibbslaw.com
C: 414-436-6560

A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Gouthami launched a successful legal career in the telecom industry in Chicago. Her deep interest in intellectual property law inspired her to join Hibbs Law, LLC in 2018. As an associate attorney, Gouthami enjoys helping her clients at Hibbs Law resolve their unique and interesting intellectual property legal issues, including trademarks, patents, cannabis IP, business formations for both LLCs and non-profits, and a variety of fun state and federal regulatory compliance matters. When she is not working, Gouthami enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and binge watching Doctor Who.

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Mathew Perrone

Attorney, of Counsel

m_perrone@hibbslaw.com

IN MEMORIAM

We regret to share that Mathew R.P. Perrone, Jr. passed away on October 23, 2019 after a long illness. Mat’s impact on all of us is ongoing. He was a wonderful teacher, a practiced orator, a gentleman, a funny fellow who was quick with a joke, and a kind soul. We learned so much from Mat as professionals in the law and as fellow humans. He overcame societal hurdles despite his physical disabilities in a time when the world was not very accommodating, and was never bitter. We are proud to continue his tradition of providing the highest quality services at affordable rates, to support our community, and to serve the intellectual property legal needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Chicago area and beyond. Mat, you will be missed.

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Colleen Carrillo

Legal Assistant/ Office Manager

office@hibbslaw.com
C: 815-669-0040

Colleen Carrillo is the Legal Assistant and Office Manager at Hibbs Law, LLC. Initially hired in 2016 for an entry level position, she quickly mastered her responsibilities and  is furthering her knowledge of legal and office practices by completing associates degree courses. An invaluable asset to the firm, Colleen lends her strengths of being detail-oriented, structured, focused, able to multitask and manage time, and a willingness to learn anything to the office. An amateur photographer who also enjoys being outdoors in nature, hiking, and camping, she lives in  McHenry, Illinois, where she enjoys spending time with her extended family. Colleen enjoys and appreciates working at Hibbs Law, LLC and looks forward to growing and learning with her co-workers in service of their clients.

Initial consultations are always free.

Please contact Colleen Carrillo at office@hibbslaw.com, 815-669-0040 with your availability and subject matter to schedule an initial consultation.

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“We recently were awarded a trademark and someone tried to challenge its validity with the courts. This came out of nowhere! Furthermore, they were infringing on my trademark.

Genna was recommended to us by a mutual friend. She jumped right in and had strategies to start attacking the case. Her communications were always very timely and she had a great knowledge of trademarks and infringement.

After months of back and forth communications with this company trying to challenge us, I think it was Genna’s keen strategies that caused them to finally back down, and ‘surrender’— and drop the whole case. She did a great job positioning our arguments, and at the end of the day, they knew they could not win.

We highly recommend Genna Hibbs!”

Derrick Sorles
Co-Founder and Owner,
Best Gay Travel Guides Online Publishing

As a founder of a lean startup with limited knowledge about IP’s and trademarks, Genna has patiently explained each step of our US and international trademarks for our bandage brad. When a patent troll came knocking, she systematically silenced his meritless case, but more importantly, eased our minds to focus on the continued tasks at hand. She’s been there to handle our contract agreements and even the occasional ‘what would you do’ calls that come with the territory. That and a jar of homemade spaghetti sauce from her tomato garden, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind advocate in your corner

Toby Meisenheimer
Tru-Colour Products, LLC

Genna has been an incredible resource for our organization. In the complex world of health care regulations, she has been invaluable as a navigator and adviser, helping us to ensure that we are not only compliant with regulatory requirements but that we also have strong measures in place for the safety of our clients and the overall health of our organization.

Leslie Fiedler
Clinical Services Director
Chicago Women's Health Center

“Youth in our community (State of Washington) created a marijuana prevention messaging campaign called, ‘Weed Can Wait’. In order to protect the integrity of the message, our team decided to trademark the message. Ms. Hibbs provided pro bono consultation and assistance in navigating the intellectual property rights laws, ultimately assisting us to trademark two campaigns. We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Hibbs’s kindness, professionalism, and expertise.”

Joy Lyons
Prevention Intervention Coordinator
Prevention and Youth Services

“Youth in our community (State of Washington) created a marijuana prevention messaging campaign called, ‘Weed Can Wait’. In order to protect the integrity of the message, our team decided to trademark the message. Ms. Hibbs provided pro bono consultation and assistance in navigating the intellectual property rights laws, ultimately assisting us to trademark two campaigns. We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Hibbs’s kindness, professionalism, and expertise.”

Joy Lyons
Prevention Intervention Coordinator
Prevention and Youth Services

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