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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
Co-Author. “The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing: A Primer.” The IP Book. Minnesota CLE. 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 & 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.

Dedicated to bridging the gap between creativity and the law.

PSL® Season Is Upon Us
Posted on Sep 08, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Exult, lovers of autumn and decorative gourds – the air is crisp and the leaves are changing. And, in the treasured annual tradition, this week marked the release of St...

A Bold Victory for Copyright Fair Use
Posted on Aug 25, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Get your webcams ready: the reaction video genre got a huge shot in the arm from the Southern District of New York this week. h3h3 Productions, a popular YouTube channel with...

The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History
Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by Wes Anderson
I had the opportunity this week to attend an oral argument at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington this week (#humblebrag). I quickly came to realize th...

Titleist Trademark Tarnishment?
Posted on Jul 20, 2017 by Wes Anderson
During today’s first round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, many a golf ball bearing the famous TITLEIST cursive script will be lofted into the heavens ̵...

You Get A Golden Ticket! You Get A Golden Ticket!
Posted on Jul 06, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Now that the Fourth of July has come and gone, the bigger holiday is approaching – at least for Chicagoland expatriates in the Twin Cities. That’s right, next wee...

The Dilution Delusion?
Posted on Jun 30, 2017 by Wes Anderson
I hesitate to add to the fallout from Matal v. Tam, the Supreme Court’s decision last week invalidating the disparagement clause of Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act. T...

The Missing Apple Trademarks
Posted on Jun 15, 2017 by Wes Anderson
Far be it from me to criticize a company hoarding over $250 billion in cash reserves – but, hey Apple, why aren’t you filing trademark applications? Perhaps no co...

Comcast’s Domain Name Enforcement on the Wrong Turf
Posted on May 26, 2017 by Wes Anderson
“Our client is . . . prepared to resolve this matter amicably and without pursuing its claims for damages, but only if you immediately comply with its demands.” A...

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: ...

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