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Tucker A. Chambers

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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
Boston University, B.A., cum laude, 2011
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Tucker Chambers is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group. Tucker's practice focuses on trademark law, including clearance, prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His practice also includes general business litigation and appeals. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Justice G. Barry Anderson, Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright, and Justice Margaret H. Chutich of the Minnesota Supreme Court.  

Tucker earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Tucker served as a Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review and as Lead Research Assistant for intellectual property law with Professor Ruth Okediji. 

Outside of law school, Tucker served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in U.S. District Court; as a law clerk at the University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel; and as a volunteer for the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Boston University.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2014
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017

Honors & Awards
  • MSBA North Star Lawyer for Pro Bono Service, 2014
  • Dorothy O. Lareau Legal Writing Award, University of Minnesota Law School, 2012
  • All-American Attorney Award, American Mock Trial Association, 2011
Articles & Presentations
Co-Author. "Matal v. Tam – Summary, Aftermath, and Commentary.” Ch. 9, 2017 IP Book. Minneapolis: Minnesota CLE, 2017.                                                                                                
Panelist. “IP Series: When You Think All Hope is Lost – Creative Saves in Bad Situations.” Minnesota CLE. Webcast. 28 March 2017.

Co-Speaker. "INTA Roundtable: US Trademark Caselaw Review." International Trademark Association. 26 January 2017.

Press Releases
Tucker blogs on the firm's trademark and brand blog, DuetsBlog. Follow the links below to read his posts.

Dedicated to bridging the gap between creativity and the law.

Call of Duty Trademark Lawsuit: A Humvee Humdinger
Posted on Nov 15, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
AM General, manufacturer of Humvee military vehicles, has sued Activision Blizzard for trademark infringement, based on the use of the “Humvee” and “HMMWV&#...

E-Sports Trademark Updates: MLB, Blizzard, ELEAGUE, and adidas
Posted on Oct 25, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
With the growing popularity of e-sports (multiplayer video-game sports competitions, often played by professional gamers for spectators–also stylized “eSportsR...

Is It Five O’Clock (or 1700 Hours) Somewhere?
Posted on Oct 11, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
You’re probably familiar with the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson. It was the number one country single of t...

An Update from Mars: “CocoVaa” Dispute Resolved
Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Earlier this year, I posted about a dispute between candy company Mars Inc. and a small business based in Wisconsin, selling handmade fine chocolates under the mark CocoVaa. ...

Cheerios Registration Refused for Yellow Color Mark
Posted on Sep 06, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
For the past couple years, General Mills has battled to register a yellow color mark in connection with its Cheerios® breakfast cereal.  More specifically, back in 2015, Gene...

Kerrygold Update: A Buttery Settlement
Posted on Aug 24, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
A few months ago I posted about a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Ornua, seller of Kerrygold® Pure Irish Butter, against Defendants Old World Creamery and Eurogold US...

Registrations for Golden Knights Still Refused…Partially
Posted on Aug 10, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Another update on my series of posts following the newest NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and the difficult time they’re having prosecuting their trad...

MLB to Oppose (maybe) Blizzard’s Overwatch League Logo
Posted on Jul 19, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
If you’re a video game fan like me, you’re probably familiar with Blizzard Entertainment and their assortment of popular games, such as Starcraft, Diablo, and Wor...

PayPal v. Pandora: Is Music Streaming Related to Financial Services?
Posted on Jul 05, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
PayPal, one of the world’s largest online payment companies, has brought a trademark infringement suit against Pandora Media, Inc., the provider of an online music stre...

The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Terms
Posted on Jun 22, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
While many of us are working our way through the flood of thought-provoking analysis of Matal v. Tam, I’m taking a break with some lighter fare, namely, covfefe. In cas...

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