McDonald Hopkins Hit With Suit Over Trademark Advice

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT) -- An ex-client hit law firm McDonald Hopkins LLC and one of its attorneys with a legal malpractice suit in Illinois federal court Tuesday, claiming she received bad advice on trademarking the term "Channel Beauty" for beauty and lifestyle video content.

Health and beauty consultant and author Marie Czenko Kuechel alleges that after McDonald Hopkins attorney Michael Femal filed two applications with the USPTO for the marks "Channel Beauty" and "Beauty Channel" in her name, another company that had registered a similar mark filed a formal opposition...
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