The Dolan Company issues ‘cease and desist’ to local firm over online trademark dispute

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“MINNEAPOLIS – The Dolan Company, owner of the Minnesota Lawyer magazine, sent a cease and desist letter to Aaron Hall, a Minnesota lawyer, claiming that Hall’s use of MinnesotaLawyer.com was infringing the magazine’s “Minnesota Lawyer” trademark.

Dolan stated that Hall’s legal blog infringed the publishing giant’s trademark because Hall was publishing legal articles on his blog at MinnesotaLawyer.com under the name “Minnesota Lawyer.” Hall responded, “As a Minnesota lawyer, I have a right to call my blog ‘Minnesota Lawyer.’

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  • Matlock

    When will the “Lawyer” on “Lawyer” crime stop? On second thought this is perfect. If either side is reading this be sure to bill another 30 minutes as “research”.

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