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Balough Law Offices, LLC - Chicago, IL

20 N Clark St.Suite 3300 Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 10/11/2019

Chicago Intellectual Property Law Firm


As a business owner, you need an attorney who listens to you and provides cost-effective advice on how you can protect your intellectual property and grow your established business or start-up. At Chicago-based Balough Law Offices, we work to enhance the value of our clients’ products and services through trademarks, licensing, copyrights, and trade secrets protection...

About Balough Law Offices, LLC

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Balough, Richard C.


  • Portuguese
  • French

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet Law and Cyberspace
  • Small Business Law
  • Trademarks
  • Contracts
  • Privacy Law


  • 20%

Published Works

  • Privacy Considerations Limit Geolocation Technologies, Business Law Today (ABA), April, 2012
  • Privacy Implications of Smart Meters, Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 86, Issue 1, 2011
  • Copyright Ownership and Transfer, IICLE Intellectual Property Handbook , November, 2008
  • The 2000 Presidential Election Shattered the Myth that Every Vote Is Counted, JMLS Computer & Information Law Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, 2005
  • E-Snooping: Companies Can Legally Read Deleted Messages, Richard Balough's client newsletter, August, 2002
  • Domain Name Wanted: Small Internet Firm Bugs VW, Richard Balough's client newsletter, August, 2002
  • Global Positioning System and the Internet: a Combination with Privacy Risks, Richard Balough's client newsletter, August, 2002
  • Drafting Contract Provisions for e-Commerce Sites, CBA Record, October, 2001
  • Web Sites Shouldn't Advertise Trouble, Marketing News, August 16, 1999
  • No Need for Legislative Caps on Y2K Liability, Illinois Legal Times, June, 1999
  • E-Commerce: a Web of Legal Perils, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 26, 1999
  • Trademarks, Marketing, and Advertising, Internet Law for the Business Lawyer, 2d Ed., 2012
  • A Survey of False Advertising in Cyberspace, The Business Lawyer, November, 2012
  • Cyberterrorism on Wheels: Are Today's Cars Vulnerable to Attack?, Business Law Today, November, 2013
  • Privacy Implications of Smart Metering and Its Use of RFID Technology, RFIDs, Near-Field Communications, and Mobile Payments, 2013

Classes and Seminars

  • Speakers, Various Seminars in Illinois and at ABA meetings, American Bar Association
  • Guest lecturer at University of Notre Dame and Indiana University
  • Copyright Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law



Office Information


20 N Clark St.Suite 3300 Chicago, IL 60602


  • 000-000-0000

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