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Draeke H. Weseman

Draeke Weseman counsels clients on the strategic development, maintenance, and enforcement of trademark rights. He works with brands to pursue their legal and business objectives by applying his experience and deep knowledge of trademark law to solve complex trademark problems and capture valuable trademark opportunities. Draeke’s collaborative approach to trademark matters is driven by thoughtful business-oriented questions, and he delivers actionable advice in plain language.

Concentrations

  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Trademark clearance searches and opinions
  • Trademark prosecution (U.S. and international)
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board practice and procedures
  • Trademark anti-counterfeiting
  • Non-traditional trademarks

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Manages the global trademark portfolios for clients in apparel, hunting and outdoor sporting goods, and pharmaceuticals, among other industries.
  • Enforces and defends trademark rights for numerous clients at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in federal district court, in a variety of proceedings, including oppositions, cancellations, declaratory judgment actions, and trademark infringement lawsuits.
  • Prosecutes trademark applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, often prevailing over initial refusals to register on grounds of descriptiveness, likelihood of confusion, or failure to function as a mark.
  • Regularly guest lectures at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and speaks to local, regional, and national audiences on topics in trademark law and the practice of law.

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Selected, Super Lawyers Magazine, Minnesota Super Lawyers, "Rising Star,” 2018-2019
  • Listed, Minnesota State Bar Association, “North Star Lawyer,” 2018
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2010-Present
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2010-Present
  • Member, International Trademark Association, 2016-Present

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2009
    • Member, Cybaris (Intellectual Property Law Review)
    • Member, Journal of Law and Practice
  • 学士号, University of Minnesota, 2003
弁護士資格
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota