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Tucker A. Chambers

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Education
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
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.

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DuetsBlog
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.

“Google” Still Not (Yet) Generic
Posted on May 25, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a significant opinion on the topic of genericness, Elliott v. Google, Inc., No. 15-15809. The opinion affirme...

MLB: A Monopoly on “Baseball”?
Posted on May 11, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
The weather is finally getting warmer up here in Minnesota and it’s a great time to watch baseball, as I’ve been doing frequently of late. It’s been fun wat...

Trademark Butter Battle: Kerrygold v. Irishgold
Posted on Apr 19, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
You’ve probably heard of and/or eaten Kerrygold® Pure Irish Butter, a deliciously popular (but higher-priced) butter imported from Ireland, made with milk from grass-fe...

Mars – Helping You Work, Rest & Play (and improve blood circulation?)
Posted on Apr 06, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
While browsing my daily trademark news and digesting some recent chocolate-related trademark litigation, to be discussed below, I happened upon some interesting discussions a...

Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”
Posted on Mar 23, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Last month, Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) announced a new application, Amazon Chime, for online meetings, including video and voice conferencing, chat, and screen s...

Celebrity Trademark Battle: “The Kitchen”
Posted on Mar 09, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
World-famous chef Wolfgang Puck recently became embroiled in a trademark battle with Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who owns Th...

Adidas v. Puma: Another three-stripe lawsuit
Posted on Feb 23, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
We’ve written on several occasions (for example, here, here, and here) about the aggressive policing by Adidas of its well-known “three-stripe” mark for sho...

Patriots Granted Registrations for “Perfect Season” That Never Was
Posted on Feb 09, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Regardless of which team you were rooting for, this year’s Super Bowl (a/k/a the Big Game) was an exciting one to watch, with the Patriots making a surprising comeback ...

Fictional restaurant wins trademark battle: The Krusty Krab
Posted on Jan 26, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? If you know the answer to that theme-song question, you’ve probably seen, or at least heard of, the popular cartoon SpongeBob Sq...

What’s in a name? Registration obtained for “Johnny Hockey”
Posted on Jan 11, 2017 by Tucker Chambers
Applying for a federal trademark registration for a name or nickname can be tricky business.  For example, the registration of a mark is prohibited if it is “primarily ...

 
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