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Brewster B. Taylor

Brewster Taylor has more than 25 years' experience assisting clients in all areas of trademark and copyright law. He has successfully argued trademark, patent and copyright cases before a number of federal district and appellate courts including successful appearances before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

His clients include large and small corporations, law firms and individuals both within and outside of the United States.

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Several Jurisdictions
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Memberships
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Massachusetts Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

After graduating from law school, Mr. Taylor was an Associate in a general practice firm. He then joined the IP firm of Larson & Taylor, where he became a partner in 1987.

Brewster enjoys outdoor activities with his family, reading, travel, and foreign cultures and languages.

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Trademarkology

Trois Petits Cochon Huffs and Puffs at Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

Since my colleague Jack Wheat has designated the entire week as "pork week," I have been asked to write on a pig-related theme. Writing on this theme is not new to me - I previously...
by Brewster B. Taylor March 04, 2015
Trademarkology

Bob Marley's Heirs Jammin' With a Win at the Ninth Circuit

Bob Marley's heirs got up, stood up, stood up for their rights. They didn't give up the fight and last week were sucessful in their claim under Section 43(a) of the Trademark Act before the...
by Brewster B. Taylor February 26, 2015
Trademarkology

The First Amendment, Target, and Rosa Parks

If you were following two weeks ago, you recall my recap of the Board's decision to refuse registration to "PRINCESS KATE" and "ROYAL KATE" on the grounds that potential consumers would think of Kate Middleton...
by Brewster B. Taylor February 19, 2015
Trademarkology

Indeterminacy

In my post last week I promised to discuss how the Board decides likelihood of confusion cases. How the Board decides these issues is of particular interest because it bears on a case currently pending...
by Brewster B. Taylor February 12, 2015
Trademarkology

Royal Prerogative

A decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board came to my attention today that relates to my earlier blog entries concerning McDonald's in that it involves the prerogatives of fame, in this case, a...
by Brewster B. Taylor February 05, 2015
Trademarkology

McMonopoly

Have you been on the edge of your seats since last week when I promised to write about how a company like McDonald's Corp. can use the law preventing dilution of a famous mark in...
by Brewster B. Taylor January 29, 2015
Trademarkology

McTrademarks

Did you think of McDonald's when you saw "McTrademarks"?In my blog post last week, I promised to write about how a large company with nearly ubiquitous advertising can use claims of dilution to enormous effect...
by Brewster B. Taylor January 22, 2015
Trademarkology

Ducking it out in Philadelphia

I'm sure you've all been on the edge of your seats since last week waiting to hear what happened in the case between tour companies involving duck sounds. In case you need a refresher, the...
by Brewster B. Taylor January 15, 2015
Trademarkology

What's That Sound?

Not many of us, even trademark attorneys, hear a trademark when they hear the sound of a lion roaring, a laugh, a duck quacking, a cheer, or the sound of an engine starting. Sometimes, however...
by Brewster B. Taylor January 08, 2015