I am a Senior Attorney and chair of the law firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. For 25 years I was the adjunct professor for the Intellectual Property class at the University... more
I am a Senior Attorney and chair of the law firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. For 25 years I was the adjunct professor for the Intellectual Property class at the University of Iowa’s College of Law. I am listed in the Best Lawyers in America®--Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law and Trademark Law. I have received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV”, and I was rec... view profile
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.