Tiffany A. Blofield

Tiffany A. Blofield

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Tiffany A. Blofield concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation, including, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents.  She actively works on trademark enforcement, including policing registrations and monitoring for potential infringement. Tiffany helps clients develop strategies in support of their business and legal goals, working to address disputes through negotiation and mediation, or, when necessary, in the courtroom before a jury. She represents clients before federal courts, state courts, appellate courts, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Tiffany represents companies and professionals as they protect their assets and reputations in complex commercial litigation. Specifically, she handles cases involving contract disputes, Uniform Commercial Code matters, employment matters, products liability, bank litigation, and shareholder disputes. She also works on state and national appeals.

Tiffany is a Qualified Neutral in the state of Minnesota, allowing her to conduct mediations pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts. As a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademark Mediators Network, she mediates matters arising from trademark law.

Concentrations

  • Trademark and brand protection
  • Trademark litigation
  • Copyright litigation
  • Patent litigation
  • Trade Secret litigation
  • Mediation
  • Assists pharmaceutical companies and suppliers for medical and dental products
  • Assists advertising, marketing, and designer clients
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Competenze

Esperienze Professionali

  • Trial counsel for Kuryakyn Holdings, Inc., a company that distributes and sells aftermarket products for motorcycles, in a breach of contract case against a former designer of motorcycle lighting products, Just In Time Distribution Company. Just In Time initiated a suit in California alleging RICO violations, fraud, and breach of the parties’ licensing agreement and claiming damages in excess of $3 million. Kuryakyn initiated a separate suit in Wisconsin alleging breach of the parties’ licensing agreement and seeking damages in excess of approximately $2 million. The cases were consolidated in federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin, and the case proceeded to a jury trial to decide the liability claims. The jury awarded a complete verdict on all liability claims in favor of Kuryakyn.°
  • Obtained a reversal of a summary judgment and remand of the case in AMCO Ins. Co. v. Inspired Technologies, 648 F.3d 875 (8th Cir. 2011) relating to a duty to defend insured from a Lanham Act claim.°
  • KNOCK, inc. v. Knock Action Marketing Kommanditbolag, LP, No. 91230216 (TTAB 2016).°
  • KNOCK, inc. v. Tanya Lugo, DBA Tanya Leah, No. 91218060 (TTAB 2014).°
  • JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. Health Enhancement Products, Inc., Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, No. 91221426 (TTAB 2015).°
  • VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. v. Tropical Foods, LLC, No. 91211129 (TTAB 2013) (trademark cancellation and opposition proceeding where VDF prevailed and succeeded in cancelling a registration and blocking an application from registration).°
  • VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. v. Ryan, No. 92062086 (TTAB 2019) (trademark opposition proceeding where VDF prevailed at trial and registration on all claims at summary judgment).°
  • A. Sween Co., d/b/a Deli Express v. Deli Express of Tenafly, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, No. 2:13-6337 (KM)(MCA) (judgment entered regarding likelihood of confusion and dilution based on fame; attorney’s fees awarded).°
  • TREAT AND COMPANY LLC v. James Treat, et al., United States District Court for the District of Colorado, No. 13-cv-02464-CMA (trademark litigation resolved through settlement).°
  • Shareholder dispute Donald J. Rachel v. Vaughn Veit, et. al, 05-9895, in Hennepin county State Court, involving a co-owner of multiple companies that lasted for several years before ultimately settling the matter.°
  • Trial team member for Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company in a national case against a wood preservative manufacturer. Following a four-month trial, the jury awarded a $135.8 million verdict in favor of Marvin. The trial verdict was recognized by the National Law Journal in its annual list of Top 100 Verdicts.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Blofield prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Minnesota Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Practice Rule –listed on the Minnesota Statewide ADR-Rule 114 Neutrals Roster

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Team Member, National Law Journal, “Top 100 Verdicts”
  • Selected, Super Lawyers Magazine, “Minnesota Super Lawyers,” 2014-2019
  • Recognized, Minnesota Lawyer, “Attorney of the Year,” 2014
  • Selected, Minnesota State Bar Association, “North Star Lawyer (Pro Bono Service),” 2013-2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent® 4.9 out of 5.0, 2018

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Participant, Pro Se Project
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association
    • Member, Trademark Mediators Network
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Former Member, Federal Practice Committee of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 2010-2012
    • Chair, Publicity Subcommittee, 2012
  • Former Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Former Member, Women’s Health Leadership Trust
  • Former Member, German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, EuroConnect
  • Member, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (pro bono legal services), 2016-2019
  • Volunteer, Jeremiah Program (transforms families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time)
  • Supporter/Host Committee, Friends of St. Jude’s in Minnesota (associated with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital)
  • Supporter/Planning Committee, Sanneh Foundation
  • Supporter/Host Committee, Surge for Water, 2017-present
  • Supporter/Host Committee, The Advocates for Human Rights, 2016-present
  • Sponsor, World Vision, for a child in Zambia, 2015-present
  • Sponsor, Change Heroes, money for building a schoolhouse in Ecuador, 2015-2016

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1993
  • Diploma di maturità, magna cum laude, St. Olaf College, 1990
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Tirocinio presso una Corte
  • Hon. Chief Magistrate Franklin Noel, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1993-1995
Abilitazioni
  • Minnesota
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit