Matt Minder’s practice encompasses all aspects of the adoption, prosecution, enforcement, and exploitation of trademarks and copyrights. A large part of Mr. Minder’s practice focuses on advising clients on the selection and availability of trademarks and service marks, and in registering those marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Minder also advises clients, working with foreign counsel where necessary, on global brand protection and enforcement.
In addition to his extensive trademark portfolio practice, Mr. Minder represents clients in federal and state court in cases involving claims of trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, cyber-squatting, and breach of contract relating thereto. Mr. Minder also regularly handles inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as domain name and other internet-related disputes, including under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Mr. Minder also routinely handles various aspects of commercial and other transactional matters involving intellectual property, including trademark licenses, software and other intellectual property development agreements, technology consulting agreements, and intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
During law school, Mr. Minder was involved in the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, and Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property Law Society. He also assisted Professor Graeme B. Dinwoodie in drafting proposed legislation to amend the Lanham Act, on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Mr. Minder has also been involved in pro bono work, including advising clients referred by the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts on various trademark and copyright issues; obtaining orders of protection for clients referred by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri; and protecting a client’s First Amendment rights.