With over 125 years of experience and over 20 attorneys, this
intellectual property law and litigation powerhouse promises to
protect and defend its clients' brand assets. Big time clients,
including over 20 members of the Fortune 500, recognize that
Pattishall is a true boutique and turn to the firm with their
specialized IP needs.
In an effort to escape from a downpour, Edward S. Rogers, a
third year at University of Michigan law school, took shelter in
Frank R. Reed's lecture about trademark and copyright. Although not
enrolled in the class, Rogers was so fascinated by the subject that
he chose to attend the remaining lectures. Upon graduation in 1883,
Rogers reached out to Reed, and the two quickly grew their IP
empire in Chicago, Illinois. Over the past 125 years, Pattishall
has continued to expand and tackle some of the most complex and
interesting IP battles representing clients such as entertainer and
comedian Johnny Carson, AT&T, BP, and Beer Nuts, Inc.
Thunderstorms have never been so profitable.
Literally Writing the Book
After receiving praise for his legal writing and encouragement
to write beyond the monthly trade periodicals, Rogers published
"Good Will Trade-Marks and Unfair Trading" in 1914. For decades,
the book stood as the leading publication in its field.
In 1974, attorneys at Pattishall decided to continue the
academic tradition started by Rogers and published "Trademarks,
Trade Identity and Unfair Trade Practices," the first law school
textbook devoted entirely to trademark and unfair competition law.
This book remained the only text devoted exclusively to the subject
for almost 10 years.
Pattishall attorneys continued to improve and revise this
textbook and merged it into a new text called "Trademarks and
Unfair Competition." The text is now on its seventh edition and is
used by 48 law schools nationwide.
In 2001, Pattishall attorneys launched a single volume treatise
called "Trademarks and Unfair Competition," now used in Federal
Judiciary Intellectual Property seminars and launched through Lexis
Nexis in 2007.
Who better than practicing attorneys living IP law everyday to
explain it to students?
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