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An interest in technology and a tendency toward early adoption led me to write a book on the iPhone 3G shortly after graduating from college. I then spent two years in Spain teaching at a public bilingual grade school. While living abroad, I noticed the stark difference in advertising and branding from country to country, more greatly appreciating the importance of the likes and cultural norms of an audience. My interest in technology then steered me towards a job with a web based data management company in Chicago. While there I began to appreciate the how law and technology interact with market forces.

Law school was a natural next step for me and I soon moved up to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota Law School. While there I organized a symposium on how international law has developed to take the internet account. The symposium focused on the data security, privacy, and speech implications of new national and international legal regimes.

In my free time I enjoy cooking, biking, and music. When I’m able to take enough time off, I’m often traveling nationally and internationally, or camping (the Boundary Waters in May before all the crowds is my personal favorite).

The long running trademark dispute between Adidas and a church in Illinois just had a decision handed down by a federal appeals court. Adidas thought it could outrun a church in Zion Illinois, but it appears that they miscalculated the church’s endurance.

In 2009, Adidas applied to register the ADIZERO mark for athletic apparel. Unfortunately

As I write this, the Cubs are getting ready for game six of the World Series. It’s win or go home for the Cubs, who are undoubtedly hoping to force a game seven on Wednesday. They are undoubtedly hoping to win game seven as well.

For those that aren’t aware, the Cubs were last in

Snoop Dogg’s LEAVES BY SNOOP design mark application may be in trouble. The owners of the Toronto Maple Leafs filed a request for extension of time to oppose the mark with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, citing the need for more time to investigate potential claims.

Calvin Broadus, more popularly known as Snoop Dogg,