Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Capella Tower, Suite 3500
225 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States
Contact: Gretchen Milbrath, Director of Business Development and Marketing
Phone: 612-604-6640
Fax: 612-604-6940
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Minnesota
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Forget Prince; Minnesota Opens Courts to Hulk Hogans of the World with Revenge Porn Civil Action

Recently, I attended the University of Minnesota’s celebration of “40 Years of Gopher Justice,” an event honoring the institution’s University Student Legal Service (“USLS”), a non-profit organization that provides UMN students…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Does getaroom Make U Want 2 BookaRoom?

A tv commercial for yet another hotel booking website just caught my eye, called getaroom..…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname

Moving along from Steve’s post on our alma mater of the University of Iowa, a former Rutgers football player has a more negative view of his former school. A few years ago, the Rutgers football program started allowing position…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Education, Intellectual Property

Big Changes Ahead for Minnesota LLCs: What you need to know—and do

Big changes are on the horizon for the thousands of limited liability companies (LLCs) organized under Minnesota law. The Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (codified in Chapter 322C of the Minnesota…more
 /  Business Organizations

Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word

I’m not talking about those kinds of four letter words (by the way, we’re still awaiting the Brunetti decision to learn their fate), so today I’m talking about this wholesome kind..…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Is It Five O’Clock (or 1700 Hours) Somewhere?

You’re probably familiar with the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson. It was the number one country single of the year back in 2003. A few years later, Jimmy Buffet submitted several trademark…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

What Are You Thinking, Coke Zero?

The above advertising billboard is plastered all over the Twin Cities at the moment, and it got me thinking, so here I am, once again, writing about Coke Zero, remember this can?…more
 /  Intellectual Property

“Hook and Loop” Meet Chutes and Ladders

Nearly everyone in the IP community is talking about the hilarious viral Velcro music video released last week. Hat tip to Patently-O, Martha, and Brett..…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Making Fair Use of the Super Bowl Trademark

Over the weekend, the Star Tribune continued the growing drum beat of understandable excitement for Super Bowl LII, as it steadily approaches U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Trademark Registration, the First Amendment, and Freedom of Speech: Part III

Of course, loyal readers have been eagerly awaiting Part III of the series (see Part I and Part II) focusing on Tam’s intersection of federal trademark registration and the First Amendment…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

A Kind Demand Letter? Stranger Things Have Happened (Apologies)

Chicago pop-up bar “The Upside Down” rode a wave of popularity program all the way to Netflix’s legal department. And that’s where things took an unexpected turn!…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Claim Is Gone With The Wind At Death

Two time academy award winner Olivia de Havilland seeks an expedited trial for the lawsuit involving her right of publicity. Olivia de Havilland, DBE v. FX Networks, et al, BC667011 (Superior Ct. Calif., June 30, 2017). The…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

An Update from Mars: “CocoVaa” Dispute Resolved

Earlier this year, I posted about a dispute between candy company Mars Inc. and a small business based in Wisconsin, selling handmade fine chocolates under the mark CocoVaa…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Are pretzel crisps crumbling into genericness?

Marketing types and legal types who review labels, be well advised to choose words used carefully. In other words, if you believe you own rights in Pretzel Crisps as a trademark, it’s not wise to use the number of so-called…more
 /  Intellectual Property

“Let’s Play:” DMCA Takedown Notices and Game Developer Acquiescence

There is an entire gaming sub-culture developed around watching others play video games. I’m not talking about gathering around the Game Cube in your friend’s basement and passing the only controller. “Let’s Play” videos are…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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