Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States

Contact: Deb DuBois

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Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about the hoopla caused by the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called the interview. The movie follows a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade

Henley Is Not Taking It Easy

According to music icon Don Henley, intellectual property rights are not a joking matter…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property

Bo Knows, How To Beat a Trademark Bully

This Bo might not have won the Heisman Trophy, he might not have played in the NFL or MLB, he might not have enjoyed a lucrative Nike endorsement deal, and he might not have been named ESPN’s greatest athlete of all time, but…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

A Charlie Brown Red-Nosed Reindeer

If you celebrate Christmas, and even if you don’t, you probably have a favorite Christmas-themed movie. Elf? A Christmas Story? Miracle on 34th Street? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law

Oh What A Tangled WEB We Weave When First We…Try To Show Use

In order to get a trademark registered or maintain a registration, an example of use of the trademark (referred to by trademark nerds as a “specimen”) must be submitted to the US Trademark Office. Often trademark attorneys rely…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

The College Football Playoff™ college football playoff

This past Sunday, the College Football Playoff Committee unveiled the four college football teams that will be participating the very first playoff in college football. The festivities begin Jan. 1, 2015, with Oregon battling…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Education, Intellectual Property

Rockin’ Around The ©hristmas Tree

This past weekend, my wife and I were fortunate enough to take in the sights and sounds of NYC. Included on our stops was the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The tree was lit on December 3. Despite the cold,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Channeling Justice Ginsburg of U.S. Supreme Court on the Right to Register a Trademark

We sounded the alarm exactly six months ago about a trademark case of great importance to brand owners: B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case, and here is a…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

The Office Action Response

For the most part, the law regarding the examination of trademark applications is slanted in favor of the examining attorney. However, examining attorneys have evidentiary burdens to meet…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

No IP Holes in this Crystal Head

We’ve spilled a lot of digital ink here over the past several years discussing the protection of non-traditional trademarks. We’ve also written about the importance of layering various intellectual property rights (trademark,…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Angry Monkey See, Angry Monkey Sue

Video games have come a long way since I was a kid. I grew up with a pixelated plumber jumping on on turtles with frozen facial expression. Sometimes it is hard to believe how far video games have developed, with games like Call…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Giving Thanks

As “Black Friday” store openings creep earlier and earlier into Thursday, I’m growing concerned that my favorite holiday Thanksgiving is losing its luster…more
| Communications & Media Law

Pass the Trademarks Please

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Americans across the country are taking some time to relax, reflect, and digest. I know I will be doing all three, after enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Day surrounded by family, friends, food,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Minnesota House Committee Schedule Released

The incoming Republican Majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives released the 2015-16 committee schedule today. The new schedule can be found below. The House will meet regularly in session on Mondays and Thursdays at…more
| Elections & Politics

The Shiny Bright Red Holiday Star Brand(s)

In the context of the holiday season, what comes to mind when you see a shiny bright red star?…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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