Thomas J. Schlegel

Thomas J. Schlegel

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Corporate, Business & Banking • Eminent Domain • Intellectual Property • Project Development & Finance • Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Tax Assessment Appeals & Property Tax Exemptions • International Business & Trade Law

Thomas J. Schlegel
Mar. 20, 2013

Playing Good Defense – Copyright for Business Owners

The old football player always seems to come out of me when advising clients about the interplay between intellectual property (IP) law and daily business.  Every successful football team is strong in the basic “blocking and tackling” fundamentals of the game.  I’ve written before about basic “brand-centric” intellectual property law, specifically how pursuing federal trademark […]

Thomas J. Schlegel
Aug. 10, 2012

Benefits to Federal Trademark Registration

When building a distinctive business brand, business owners should consider the importance of trademark protection.  Federal trademark registration has everything to do with enhancing existing state rights that arise from using a distinctive name, image or logo. There are numerous benefits of federal registration.  Perhaps most importantly, nationwide priority from federal trademark registration protects an […]

Thomas J. Schlegel
Nov. 12, 2011

2011 ADA Changes – Implications for Your Business

The U.S. Department of Justice revised and expanded regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), effective March 15, 2011.  The revisions may have far-reaching implications for owners and operators of businesses, developers, lenders, commercial landlords and tenants.  Compliance with the new regulations is mandatory by March 15, 2012. Critically, the revisions change Title III […]