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Timothy D. Sitzmann

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Education
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2011
University of Iowa, B.A., with distinction, International Studies (with honors), Spanish, 2007
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Experience

Timothy D. Sitzmann is an associate in the Intellectual Property group, and focuses his practice on trademark and copyright issues. Tim advises and counsels clients regarding trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing and portfolio management.  Tim also regularly assists clients with domestic and international trademark and copyright disputes, including opposition and cancellation proceedings as well as litigation in U.S. federal court. His work has touched on a number of industries, including the restaurant, brewery, and international sport and fashion industries. Prior to joining the firm, Tim was a Law Clerk at the Third Judicial District of the State of Iowa, where he worked closely with district judges on preparing rulings on civil and criminal issues, including contract disputes, municipal liability, insurance coverage, domestic relations, habeas petitions, and other matters.  

Tim graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction in 2011, where he was a member of the 2010 National Moot Court Team and the Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Corporation Law. He received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Iowa in 2007, majoring in Spanish and International Studies. Tim is fluent in Spanish.

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2011

 

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Articles & Presentations
Speaker. "The Year in Trademark Law: Noteworthy Decisions and Their Impact on Your Practice." 2017 Midwest IP Institute. Minnesota CLE. 28 September 2017.
 
Panelist. "IP Series: When You Think All Hope is Lost – Creative Saves in Bad Situations." Minnesota CLE. Webcast. 28 March 2017.
 
Speaker. "Trademark Series: Craft Beer." Minnesota CLE. Webcast. 17 March 2017.
 
Co-author. “Top Ten Trademark Decisions: 2015-2016.” Midwest IP Institute Manual & IP Book 2016. Minneapolis: Minnesota CLE, 2016.
 
Speaker. "Intellectual Property Series: Printing Infringement - Are 3-D Printers the Next Napster?" Minnesota CLE. Webcast. 15 Mar. 2016.  

Qtd. Solomon, Christopher. "Yosemite to Rename Several Iconic Places." Outside. 14 Jan. 2016.

Co-author. “Top Ten Trademark Decisions: 2014-2015.” Midwest IP Institute Manual & IP Book 2015. Minneapolis: Minnesota CLE, 2015.

Author and Presenter. “Stomping Out Counterfeits Without Stepping into District Court,” Minnesota CLE. 17 Mar. 2015.

Qtd. Freed, Benjamin. "Red Bull Says a Small Ashburn Brewery Is Infringing on Its Trademark." Washingtonian. 9 Feb. 2015.

Co-author. “Top Ten Trademark Decisions: 2013-2014.” Midwest IP Institute Manual & IP Book 2014. Minneapolis: Minnesota CLE, 2014.

Co-author. “Top Ten Trademark Decisions: 2012-2013.” Midwest IP Institute Manual & IP Book 2013. Minneapolis: Minnesota CLE, 2013.
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Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Trademarks and Unfair Competition; Constitutional Law II
  • Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Corporation Law
  • Member of the 2010 Iowa National Moot Court Team
  • Top Oral Advocate, University of Iowa College of Law’s Van Oosterhout-Baskerville Moot Court Competition
  • MSBA North Star Lawyer for Pro Bono Service, 2017
DuetsBlog
Tim blogs on the firm's trademark and brand blog, DuetsBlog. Follow the links below to read his posts.

 
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