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The Year in Trademark Law: Noteworthy Decisions and Their Impact on Your Practice

Winthrop & Weinstine Intellectual Property attorney Tim Sitzmann will be presenting at the Midwest IP Institute on October 1, 2020. Tim and other panelists will be presenting on “The Year in Trademark Law: Noteworthy Decisions and Their Impact on Your Practice,” discussing significant trademark decisions from the past year and their practical implications for in-house ...

Virtual

October 1, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

CARES Act Summary: Intellectual Property Provisions under Sections 12004 and 19011

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Extensions for Filing Deadlines for Patent and Trademark Applications and Maintenance Documents These sections provide the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office with the authority to temporarily extend or modify deadlines for certain filing requirements. Each of these offices has utilized these new powers to issue temporary rules extending deadlines by ...

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The Year in Trademark Law: Noteworthy Decisions and Their Impact on Your Practice

Attorney Tim Sitzmann will discuss significant trademark decisions at the 2019 Midwest IP Institute on October 26, 2019.

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall # 370
3rd Floor, City Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, September 26, 2019

1:30PM - 2:30PM
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USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective on the USPTO's new procedure for cancellation of "dead weight" registrations

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Penn State Hits a Speed Bump with Plans to Protect HAPPY VALLEY Trademark

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective on Penn State's HAPPY VALLEY trademark application.

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For Trademark Infringement, You Can’t Compare Apples to Cannabis

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective on a trademark infringement claim against a cannabis drink company.

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Food Companies Are Wrapping Their Brands for the Holidays

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective on creative marketing efforts like Taco Bell's CrunchWrapping paper.

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Intellectual Property Law Ruins the Party, Again

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective on attempts to profit off Nintendo’s Mario Brothers series.

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The 2018 Midwest IP Institute

Attorneys Steve Baird and Tim Sitzmann will speak during the 2018 Midwest IP Institute hosted by MinnCLE.

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall # 370
3rd Floor, City Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

September 27-28, 2018

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Creative Brand Protection

Winthrop & Weinstine's Trademark and Brand Protection practice group will host a few hours of trademark and brand protection education, food and drink, and networking!

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
225 South 6th Street
Suite 3500
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, September 20, 2018

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Blog Post

New NFL Season, New Trademark Fights

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective in the dispute over who owns trademark rights in the word SACKSONVILLE.

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Cheetos versus Peatos: Infringement or Overreach?

By: Timothy D. Sitzmann

Attorney Tim Sitzmann provides legal analysis and perspective on the likelihood of confusion between the CHEETOS and PEATOS trademarks.

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