Arthur Chaykin is Of Counsel with Erickson Kernell IP. Arthur has extensive experience in trademark procurement, trademark disputes, and other intellectual property disputes as well as business law transactions, especially those pertaining to intellectual property. Arthur’s practice includes licensing, development contracts, manufacturing agreements, joint venture agreements, distribution and sales agreements, internet domain name issues, and other complex commercial matters. Arthur has established special expertise in areas that are not common with attorneys practicing in the Midwest, including: Consumer Products Safety Commission regulatory matters; regulatory issues involving the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, all forms of labeling issues including “Made in America” claims and Canadian French language requirements, requirements for safety warnings and other factors involved in consumer information and owners’ manuals. Arthur has demonstrated considerable success in resolving complex disputes to the client’s benefit, often with much lower litigation expense than expected.
Formerly, Arthur was General Counsel for SFA, Inc., the leading distributor of automotive lifting equipment and related accessories in the United States where he was responsible for global legal affairs. Arthur has broad experience in intellectual property, products liability, commercial and contract matters, and human resources law and has successfully handled such matters in Asia, Europe and countries throughout the Americas. Arthur was also formerly Vice President of Law at the Sprint Corporation where he served, in succession, as Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Vice President of General Business & Technology Law, and Vice President for Strategic Planning for Sprint Business. Before joining Sprint, Arthur was a law professor and he taught at the University of Miami Law School, Northern Illinois University College of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Washburn Law School.
Arthur is an experienced mediator and is affiliated with Associates in Dispute Resolution [ADR]. Arthur is a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Midwest Innocence Project, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cristo Rey Kansas City (an inner city high school); Temple Beth Torah; Prairie State Legal Services; and an Advisory Board Member for the University of Kansas Center for International Business Education & Research as well as the University of Kansas Center for International Business Ethics.