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Wesley D. Anderson

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University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., English, 2009
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Wesley D. Anderson is an associate in the Trademark and Brand Management group. Wes focuses on implementing trademark prosecution and enforcement programs in the United States and internationally, trade dress and product configuration issues, trademark dilution, trademark priority disputes, trademark abandonment issues, trade secret, false advertising, genericness claims, and matters before the TTAB. His practice also includes matters relating to software and technology licensing, due diligence, social media and Internet domain names.

Bar Admissions
The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Articles & Presentations
Panelist. “IP Series: When You Think All Hope is Lost – Creative Saves in Bad Situations.” Minnesota CLE. Webcast. 28 March 2017.

Speaker. "Trademark & IP Litigation Series: Trademark Damages." Minnesota CLE. Webcast. 15 March 2017.

Author. "Top Ten Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Decisions for 2016-16." The IP Book. Minnesota CLE. September 2016.

Speaker. "Intellectual Property Series: The IP Book - Top UDRP Decisions." Minnesota CLE. 15 March 2016.

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

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TICK DIFFERENT – But Apparently Not All That Different?
Posted on Apr 13, 2017 by Wes Anderson
The irony of trademark clearance – even if a trademark espouses a unique message, it may not be all that unique. Swiss watchmaker Swatch AG finds itself embroiled in an...

HAVANA CLUB: The Rum’s Back on Ice
Posted on Mar 31, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Last year, I blogged about the decades-long dispute for the HAVANA CLUB trademark in the United States. Nearly ten months later, well, its spirit lives on. To briefly recap: ...

Don’t Get TRUMPed By a First-Filer
Posted on Mar 16, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Reading over this story on Donald Trump’s decades of headaches (and conveniently-timed successes) with the TRUMP trademark and the Chinese Trademark Office, I was reminded, a...

Likelihood of Confusion at Its Most Blatant
Posted on Feb 24, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Imagine my surprise and amusement to find a recent shipment of wine included a very interesting red blend. The bottle featured a name that would make any trademark lawyer do ...

Checking in on Sony’s “Lens-Style Camera” Application
Posted on Feb 16, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Way back in 2015, I blogged about an interesting non-traditional configuration mark application from Sony for its QX100 “Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera” ...

Initial Interest Confusion: Initially Interesting, Ultimately Harmless?
Posted on Jan 27, 2017 by Wes Anderson
In the market for sunglasses, I recently went to and searched for “Holbrook sunglasses.” HOLBROOK is, of course, a trademark of Oakley, Inc. – bu...

ORAL B Wireless Floss?
Posted on Jan 13, 2017 by Wes Anderson
I recently purchased a post-holiday present (for myself) – Apple’s AirPods, wireless headphones designed to integrate with Apple’s various products, includi...

JORDAN v. QIAODAN: The Lessons of Trademark Enforcement in China
Posted on Dec 16, 2016 by Wes Anderson
Whether or not you agree Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, he is certainly well-known. And after an over four-year battle, China’s trademark court...

Puttin’ on the “Ritts”: Political Speech and Fair Use
Posted on Nov 09, 2016 by Wes Anderson
Leaving aside the outcome of election day (and indeed I confess I wrote this before the polls closed), I couldn’t help but notice these ads in downtown Minneapolis: Loo...

Sorry, Apple, Assignment of ITU Applications Isn’t MAGIC
Posted on Oct 21, 2016 by Wes Anderson
Another installment of Apple surveillance: it appears the tech giant has enlisted a shell company to file trademark applications for its newest products. Problem is, they mig...

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