Andrew Richard Gilfoil: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Andrew Richard Gilfoil

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1812
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Northern Illinois University, B.M., Music Performance, magna cum laude, 2005 Student of Distinction; Northern Illinois University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2005; Order of the Woolsack
Law SchoolSt. Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009; Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Articles Editor; Academic Excellence Awards: Patent Law, Administrative Law
Admitted2009, Missouri; 2009, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 2010, Illinois; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
•International Trademark Association
•The Illinois Bar
•The Missouri Bar


Andy is primarily a litigator representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to closely held family businesses. He focuses his practice largely in intellectual property, product liability defense and other complex commercial disputes. Andy has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including producers of food products and other consumer goods, alcoholic beverages, firearms and ammunition, as well as companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Andy is involved in all aspects of civil litigation in federal and state courts, including extensive experience drafting pleadings and briefs, managing discovery, drafting and arguing dispositive and nondispositive motions, selecting and working with expert witnesses, and otherwise preparing cases for trial. In addition to federal and state court practice, Andy works extensively in matters pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he prosecutes and defends challenges to trademark and certification mark applications.

Finally, Andy's practice includes prosecuting and defending appeals pending in state and federal appellate courts - most recently briefing a constitutional issue that resulted in the Missouri Court of Appeals affirming a permanent injunction entered by the trial court. In another recent pro bono case, Andy successfully briefed and argued before a federal appeals court that a habeas corpus petitioner was unconstitutionally denied the right to represent himself at trial.

Awards and Recognitions
•Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012

Civic Involvement
•St. Louis University High School Alumni Board
•St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

• The Hon. Raymond W. Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2009

•Obtained summary judgment of noninfringement in patent infringement case on behalf of Reward Wall Systems Inc. in U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska.
•Secured favorable ruling from board that EGGEEZ trademark applications for precooked egg products were confusingly similar to client's EGG EZE registration, also for egg products. ConAgra Foods RDM Inc. v. Fresh Start Gourmet LLC, Opposition Nos. 91199768 and 91199770 (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, May 2013)
•Defended against competitor's appeal of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board judgment and secured permanent injunctive relief for distilled spirits manufacturer following two-day bench trial. The judge entered a permanent injunction ordering the competitor to cease all distribution, marketing and further sale of infringing products in the U.S. and to recall all products bearing the infringing mark. Tovaritch Spirits International SA v. Luxco Inc., 2012 WL 6652949 (E.D.Mo. 2012)
•Argued before Missouri Court of Appeals that trial court properly entered a permanent injunction. MB Town Center LP v. Clayton Forsyth Foods Inc., 364 S.W.3d 595 (E.D.Mo. 2012)
•Obtained decision in court of appeals that habeas corpus petitioner was unconstitutionally denied his Sixth Amendment right to self-representation. Jones v. Norman, 633 F.3d 661, (Eighth Circuit, 2011)
•Obtained cancellation of registered Tovaritch trademark for vodka as being confusingly similar to prior Tvarscki mark, also for vodka. Luxco Inc. v. Tovaritch & Spirits International SARL, Cancellation No. 92047201 (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, March 2011)

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11.19.09 Husch Blackwell Sanders Introduces 27 New Associates To Firm This Fall
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Office Information

Andrew Richard Gilfoil

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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