Standley Law Group LLP names new partner!

Standley Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Rogers-McCurdy as a new partner to the firm. Melissa’s practice consists mainly of litigation and trademark/patent prosecution. Her litigation experience encompasses patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property claims.

She received her degree cum laude in Materials Science Engineering from the Ohio State University. Melissa was an active member of the Honors & Scholars and the Women in Engineering programs. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. In law school, Melissa served as marketing editor of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, which is the official law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution.

Melissa has experience throughout the various stages of the litigation process including preparing and responding to pleadings, conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, and drafting and responding to motions at the discovery and summary judgment stages. Melissa also has experience in drafting briefs at the appellate level and experience in the preparation of patentability opinions and domestic patent applications involving the mechanical arts and software.

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Local High School Logo an Issue for University of Arizona

Senior attorney Stephen Grant was recently asked to comment on a recent trademark dispute involving the University of Arizona and nearby Jonathan Alder High School.

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Supreme Court Decision in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank

By Beverly A. Marsh, Partner, Standley Law Group LLP

Last month the Supreme Court issued its first trademark decision for 2015. In Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, No. 13-1211, in an opinion delivered by Justice Sotomayor, the Court unanimously held that the determination of whether two trademarks may be "tacked" for purposes of determining priority is a question of fact, not law, and therefore is a proper question for the jury.

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