By: John Blattner

John Blattner (Member, Ann Arbor) was recently featured on “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” a weekly broadcast about entrepreneurship on Radio AM 1270 in Detroit, Michigan. 

John discussed issues faced by businesses in establishing and protecting brand identity and brand equity, including avoiding infringing other businesses’ trademarks and proactively protecting your own trademarks, as well a prominent recent cases regarding the Washington Redskins and the well-known Shinola brand. 

To listen to the podcast (John’s interview begins at the 32 minute mark), please click here.

Mr. Blattner’s practice specializes in brand creation and protection law, including trademark counseling, clearance, registration, and enforcement. His pre-legal career in publishing, marketing, and nonprofit development enables him to bring real-world business experience into his practice, which includes U.S. clients doing business abroad, as well as global clients doing business in the United States. John also assists clients with copyright, internet, licensing, First Amendment, and antitrust matters.
His experience in IP enforcement includes trademark, copyright, patent, and antitrust litigation in state and federal courts; appellate litigation in state and federal courts of appeals, including the Federal Circuit; and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Please contact John in our Ann Arbor office at 734-623-1698.