Steve Baird

Steve Baird

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Wanted: Brand Deputies at the MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair continues to provide endless blog fodder for those who care about intellectual property. Last week, we wrote about a State Fair vendor concerned about its claimed, but unarticulated “intellectual...more

9/4/2015 - Brand Dilution Fair Use First Sale Doctrine Royalties Third-Party Trademark Infringement Trademarks Vendors

No MN State Fair Photos, Pretty Please?

Well, it is opening day at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, it was a great day, perfect weather, thank you very much! Happy to see that Lulu’s Public House is going strong, she appears to have some new food items this...more

8/28/2015 - Copyright Fair Use Photographs Trade Secrets Trademark Infringement Trademarks

Fair Use of GM’s Corvette Stingray?

While filling up my gas tank at our local Costco last week I coudn’t resist capturing this photo of pump signage to ask our dear readers a few pointed questions...more

5/12/2014 - Advertising Costco Fair Use General Motors Marketing Trademarks

Coca-Cola Open for Co-Branding?

By now you know how much I love the Coca-Cola brand and advertising, and this beautiful gem of a billboard is no exception...more

7/29/2013 - Brand Coca Cola Fair Use Ford Motor Logos Marketing Trademarks

Another Nominative Fair Use Example?

Twitter seems to be going strong, despite early questions about whether it would ever shed the notion of being a waste of time, as evidenced by this currently running billboard ad...more

6/3/2013 - Advertising Fair Use Social Media Twitter

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