Grace Bogart, an Associate Attorney at Dickinson Law, has published an article, “Using Blockchain to Address the IPCC’s Climate Change Mitigation Strategies,” in the new April issue of The Environmental Law Reporter (ELR). The ELR is a national journal covering pressing environmental topics in the legal practice and policy domain and is published by the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., an internationally recognized research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by…
Step One: Secure your trademark Step Two: Enforce your trademark Many start-up companies in the initial stages of developing their brands understand the importance of engaging in Step One and securing their trademark(s). They invest real time and money in creating their brand name, surveying state and national ledgers to ensure their desired trademark is not already actively used, securing a domain name for their online presence, designing and purchasing advertising materials containing their new…
As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Dickinson Attorney Andrea Rastelli has been selected to serve on the Privacy Bar Section of its Advisory Board. Comprised of legal-focused privacy professionals, the section leads and develops content for the organization, provides guidance and strategic input on how the IPP can best serve professionals working in privacy law and related fields, and serve as leaders in promoting programs and activities. Rastelli was also…
Join us for Episode #5 of the Beyond Juris podcast as we speak with Jeff Quint, CEO and co-founder of Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery. Cedar Ridge is the first whiskey distillery in Iowa since Prohibition was lifted in 1933, and its award-winning bourbon whiskey is taking the industry by storm. Quint discusses his experience running a company in a highly regulated industry and provides helpful advice to fellow start-up founders. You won’t want…
If you have been considering federal trademark registration for your brand, acting now may be better than kicking the can into 2021.  The USPTO officially published its plans to increase and add fees for trademark registration beginning on January 2, 2021, via Final Rule dated 11/17/2020. The Rule increases fees for all filing types, some existing fees increasing by as much as $150. In addition, the Rule imposes six new filing fees including a…
Dickinson Law is proud to announce that it has launched “Beyond Juris,” Iowa’s first syndicated legal podcast, discussing innovations in the law & the law for innovators.  Co-hosted by Attorneys Grace Bogart and Andrea Rastelli, the podcast will be tackling new topics in the law in different fields, and will feature discussions with area business leaders and additional attorneys from Dickinson Law on issues that impact startups, established businesses, and consumers such as privacy law, blockchain,…
From ideas to implementation, all startups begin with an idea. But while you’re focusing on turning those ideas into reality, don’t forget about the legal issues that can have a real impact on your new venture. From founding issues and what type of legal representation you need, protecting your data and intellectual property, to tax considerations and employment matters for your new enterprise, you won’t want to miss the FREE Dickinson Law Startup Webinar on…
There is nothing more important to a successful business than its brand, and the scam artists are eager to take advantage of this fact. For those of you who are currently in the trademark registration process or simply are considering it as a great first step in brand protection, you may be at an increased risk of being scammed. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) warns specifically of emails, seemingly from legitimate government…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is delighted to announce that Grace Bogart and Rachel Soderstrum have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys. Both women began their legal careers at Dickinson Law as summer clerks in 2019. Grace Bogart Grace is a 2020 Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and holds a B.A. in political science (summa cum laude) from Iowa State University. As a member of the firm’s Banking,…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys of the firm have been named by Best Lawyers® to its 2021 recognition lists for professional legal excellence, including: 21 attorneys with extensive experience were included in The Best Lawyers in America; Three distinguished attorneys were honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of law in Des Moines, and: Three rising lawyers were recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers:…