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  1. Patent Infringement: 80%
    28 years
  2. Trademark: 15%
    28 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%
    28 years

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P O Box 767
Stillwater, MN, 55082-0767

Bermuda Bar Association

Windsor Place, Second Floor
18 Queen Street
Hamilton, Bermuda - ignore state listed here, MN

Po Box 767
Stillwater, MN, 55082-0767



MNAuthorized to practice198807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Solicitor (inactive)Law Society of England and Wales2008
Certified MediatorBermuda Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators2008
Registered Patent AttorneyUS Patent and Trademark Office1995
Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Legal ScholarshipCA Western SOL1986
Editor-in-Chief, CA Western Law ReviewCalifornia Western SOL1985
Editor-in-Chief, CA Western International Law JournalCA Western SOL1985
Staff Writer, CA Western Law ReviewCA Western SOL1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Continuing Legal EducationBermuda Bar Association2007 - Present
PresidentThe Law Office of Paul E. Lacy, Ltd.2002 - Present
PartnerMerchant & Gould P.C.1988 - 2002
Law Clerk for Chief Judge Donald P. LayUS Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationInaugural Member, Advisory Panel2006 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2008
Minnesota State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - 2006
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law AssociationChair and Co-Chair, CLE Committee1997 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The New York Times Co. et al. v. Tasini, et al.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Law JournalPatent Applicants Should Avoid Ambiguous Terms1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1986
Case Western Reserve UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bermuda Bar Association CLE PresentationOverview of Intellectual Property in Bermuda and the United States2009
MN Association of Law Librarians Legal Research InstituteResearching Intellectual Property for Litigation and Prosecution2005
Paul E. Lacy on the Law, Television Program on Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property Overviews2004
MNCLEPatents and Product Protection2002