IP Lawyer Trademarks Name After Firm Fracas

Law360, New York (June 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A seasoned intellectual property lawyer suing his old firm Leonard Tillery & Sciolla LLP for unauthorized use of his name has recovered control of his moniker in a settlement, and bolstered his rights by having the surname registered as a trademark.

M. Kelly Tillery’s name is no longer part of his former firm’s domain name, where it had stayed on after Tillery’s departure for Pepper Hamilton LLP in 2005.

Last month, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office registered Tillery’s name as a trademark for “Intellectual Property...
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