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The B and B Hardware Decision and its Effect on Trademark Practice - Webinar
Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar
Registration: Click here

Trademark attorney Stephen R. Baird will review The Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, 2015 WL 1291915 (U.S. Mar. 24, 2015) and how it fundamentally changes the assumption that the right to register a trademark and the right to use it are different rights, to be tried by different tribunals, viewing different facts in different contexts.  Now, a determination of the right to register a trademark by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in an opposition proceeding can preclude a separate determination of the right to use a mark by a U.S. District Court in federal trademark infringement litigation. For more information on this webinar, click here.

Stephen has more than 20 years of experience in trademark law. As chair of Winthrop & Weinstine’s intellectual property group, Stephen counsels clients on significant trademark matters, including trademark registration, litigation, and enforcement.  He has been listed as a Super Lawyer® every year for more than a decade, he is a top 100 Super Lawyer® in Minnesota, and he has been twice named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, most recently in 2013.  Stephen is also recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 for his distinction in the fields of trademark prosecution and strategy and trademark enforcement and litigation.  Stephen regularly blogs about trademarks, marketing, and advertising through Winthrop & Weinstine’s award-winning DuetsBlog. In the short span of five years, DuetsBlog, designed to bridge the gap between legal and marketing types, has been recognized as one of the top twenty-five IP blogs of all time throughout the world.  
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Deb Cochran
Direct: (612) 604-6688
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