Our firm handles both litigation and intellectual property matters. My practice... more
Our firm handles both litigation and intellectual property matters. My practice focuses on providingclients with professional, persistent, aggressive representation in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. My extensive and successful trial experience has resulted insubstantial personal injury verdicts and settlements,as well asacquittals and dismissals for those accused of crime --from th... view profile
I have been serving people in the State of Wisconsin in state and federal court for... more
I have been serving people in the State of Wisconsin in state and federal court for 25 years. Civil litigation, appeals, intellectual property, copyright, trademark and tradenames are the matters I like to focus on. Family law is also something I enjoy, helping people who need help. Personal service and attention to detail are my hallmarks.
As a registered patent attorney, with a national patent, trademark, copyright, e-... more
As a registered patent attorney, with a national patent, trademark, copyright, e-commerce, antitrust and trial practice, I serve as outside corporate counsel for small and medium businesses. I focus on developing a trusted, go-to attorney-client relationship providing intellectual property counseling which includes prosecution, licensing, analysis and opinions, mediation, as well as litigation,... view profile
Melissa Burkland's practice is devoted to commercial and intellectual property... more
Melissa Burkland's practice is devoted to commercial and intellectual property litigation. She has litigated cases in federal district courts and state courts across the country and has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
I focus my practice on complex business litigation and transactional work including... more
I focus my practice on complex business litigation and transactional work including partnership disputes, franchise and fair dealership issues, theft of trade secret issues, copyright disputes and breach of fiduciary duty cases, among others. My practice also includes a substantial amount of contract drafting, business start-up work, and business succession and estate planning.
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.