In today’s competitive environment where the quality and price playing fields are increasingly level, trademarks are often the only way consumers differentiate one company from another. Consequently, trademarks play a critical role in driving new and repeat business.
Paul Kruse helps clients of all kinds protect their trademarks with high quality, creative, and comprehensive services, including trademark clearance, registration and policing – all at a predictable cost. In addition to trademark prosecution, enforcement and litigation support, Paul handles copyright, right of publicity and domain name matters that touch on trademark law.
Early in his nearly thirty-year legal career, Paul practiced law in Washington, D.C. including several years as a Trademark Attorney – Advisor at the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined over 4400 trademark applications for compliance with the Lanham Act, the Trademark Rules of Procedure and the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedures.
- “Is Profiting from the Online Use of Another’s Property Unjust? The Use of Brand Names as Paid Search Keywords,” IDEA: The IP Law Review, Vol. 53, p.131, 2013.
- Trademark Law
- Vanderbilt University, School of Law, J.D., 1989
- Vanderbilt University, College of Arts and Science, B.A., 1986
- Tennessee, 1989
- District of Columbia, 1996
- Nashville Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- International Trademark Association