REPRESENTATIVE
TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT, AND LICENSING MATTERS
IN MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA,
NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY - USA

During his career as an intellectual property attorney, T. Michael Davis has performed trademark, copyright, and licensing work for companies of all sizes in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul located in Minnesota as well as in New York, New Jersey, and across Scandinavia. A few matters carried out over the years which are representative of Mr. Davis' experience as a lawyer in the areas of trademark, copyright, and licensing are described below:


TRADEMARK - MINNESOTA - MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

As Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota trademark attorney managed and advised Swedish start-up companies entering the USA as to trademark selection and clearance of trademarks, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, review and analysis of companies' website, marketing, and branding materials for trademark issues, development and implementation of trademark strategy for companies' trademark portfolios, development of proper marking procedures, monitoring of trademarks for trademark infringement, and the filing of assignments of trademarks and patent with the USPTO.

As trademark attorney, Minnesota - Managed medium-sized trademark portfolio for internationally active, Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of ergonomic equipment and furniture. The Minnesota company's trademark portfolio included upwards of forty (40) trademarks. Activities included the review and analysis of company's trademark portfolio, website, and marketing and branding materials, development and implementation of trademark strategy for company's trademark portfolio, advising client regarding proper marking procedures, prosecution of trademark applications in the USA and abroad, monitoring of trademarks for trademark infringement, contacting and communicating with potential infringers of the Minneapolis / St. Paul company's trademarks, and the filing of the assignment of trademarks with the USPTO.

As trademark attorneys, Minnesota - Managed medium-sized trademark portfolio for Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company active in the nationwide production and sale of alcoholic beverages and spirits. The Minnesota company's trademark portfolio included upwards of thirty (30) trademarks. Activities included the monitoring and resolution of a trademark dispute between the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company and a California vineyard.

As trademark attorney, Minneapolis - Managed trademark portfolio for internationally active, Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of rehabilitive medical technologies. Activities included the review and analysis of company's trademark portfolio and marketing materials, development and implementation of trademark strategy for company's trademark portfolio, prosecution of trademark applications in the USA and abroad, monitoring of trademarks for trademark infringement, contacting and communicating with potential infringers of the Minneapolis / St. Paul company's trademarks, and the filing of the assignment of trademarks with the USPTO.

As trademark attorneys, Minneapolis - Pursued trademark litigation in which a Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota company sued a Texas company for infringement of trademark. Matter involved issues of trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, etc.


TRADEMARK - NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

As trademark attorney, New York / New Jersey - Managed and advised Swedish and Norwegian start-up companies entering the USA as to selection and clearance of trademarks, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, review and analysis of companies' website, marketing, and branding materials for trademark issues, development and implementation of trademark strategy for companies' trademark portfolios, development of proper marking procedures, and the monitoring of trademarks for trademark infringement.

As trademark attorneys, New York / New Jersey - Managed and advised New Jersey company active in the international sale of toys and playthings as to selection and clearance of trademarks, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, review and analysis of company's marketing and branding materials for trademark issues, development and implementation of trademark strategy for company's trademark portfolio, development of proper marking procedures, and the monitoring of trademarks for trademark infringement.

As trademark attorney, New York / New Jersey - Reviewed and advised client regarding options related to filing for cancellation of a confusingly similar trademark which infringed client's own trademark for one of New York City's most well-known and popular pizza restaurants.


COPYRIGHT - MINNESOTA - MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

As copyright attorney, Minnesota - Advised on copyright matters to Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based publishing company involved in the licensing, marketing, and sale of literary works. Related activities included the preparation and drafting of Work for Hire Agreements, Copyright Assignment Agreements, and Author-Publisher Agreements, advising as to copyright protection of content on client's website, the drafting and filing of copyright applications with the Library of Congress, and the clearance, filing, and prosecution of the client's trademarks with the USPTO.

As copyright attorneys, Minnesota - Advised on copyright matters to Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of decorative arts kits. Related activities included the preparation and filing of copyright applications with the Library of Congress and providing guidance on copyright infringement and fair use issues.

As copyright attorney, Minneapolis - Advised on copyright matters to Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company involved in the design, creation, and sale of artistic works. Activities included the preparation and filing of copyright applications with the Library of Congress.


LICENSING - MINNESOTA - MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

As licensing attorney, Minnesota - Managed medium-sized trademark portfolio for Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based company active in the nationwide production and sale of alcoholic beverages. Aside from trademark work, activities included drafting and advising client as to licensing of trademark rights to an acquiring company based in the Netherlands.

As licensing attorneys, Minnesota - Assisted Chinese researchers active in the area of micro-surface technologies to license patented technology from the University of Minnesota. Activities included the drafting and preparation of an agreement licensing a patent and related technology to the researchers' Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based high-tech start-up company.

As licensing attorney, Minneapolis - Managed trademark portfolio for Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota based biotech start-up company involved in the development of bio-compatible materials at the University of Minnesota. Aside from managing trademark portfolio and filing, prosecutiing, and maintaining trademarks, activities included seeking and initiating a licensing / joint-venture relationship for the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota company with a Swedish biotech start-up located in Uppsala, Sweden.


LICENSING - NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

As licensing attorney, New York / New Jersey - Advised Norwegian and Swedish clients as to software licensing issues in the USA and prepared, reviewed, and drafted software licensing agreements for Scandinavian clients.

As licensing attorneys, New York / New Jersey - Prepared, reviewed, and drafted software licensing agreement for New Jersey company possessing rights in an e-ticketing software used for electronic ticketing in the airline industry.




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