Chad Rothschild

Of Counsel

Chad is a trusted brand and trademark attorney and advisor who concentrates his practice on identifying, protecting and enforcing clients'  brands and intellectual property, and handling their marketing and advertising concerns.  As the head of BMD's Intellectual Property Litigation practice, Chad regularly handles intellectual property, trade dress, trade secret, brand dilution and infringement, deceptive trade practice, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation in state and federal courts and the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Chad also counsels on trademark and brand selection and clearance strategies in the U.S. Trademark Office, manages domestic and international portfolios, and serves as corporate intellectual property counsel for clients.  His practice spans across a wide array of consumer and industrial/manufacturing goods and services.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street. Akron, Ohio 44308


The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D.
Kenyon College, B.A. Mathematics, cum laude


Having previously worked as a systems analyst for a multi-national corporation based in Northeast Ohio, Chad understands his clients' diverse needs and concerns from a practical, real-world perspective.  His comprehensive experience also enables him to handle litigation and corporate engagements involving employment, business and commercial matters, construction disputes, and health care law.  Above all, Chad prides himself on shouldering his clients' burdens, simplifying the complex, and focusing on delivering real results.

 Courts & Bar Associations

  • All Ohio State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit of Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (Trademarks)

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, American Marketing Association (ABA)
  • Member, American Advertising Federation (AAF)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Friends of Judge O'Brien
  • Former Board Member, Community Job Club, Inc.
  • Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Recipient, Moritz College of Law Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Selected to ESPN The Magazine Academic All District® Football Team
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