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Timothy P. Fraelich (Tim)


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  • Cornell University (J.D. cum laude 1993; American Jurisprudence Award for Judicial Remedies, 1993; American Jurisprudence Award for Products Liability, 1992; Editor, Law Review); Youngstown State University (B.A. cum laude 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio; Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Michigan, and Western District of Wisconsin; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Government Service

  • Captain, United States Army Rangers (1983-1990)

For more than 25 years, Tim Fraelich has been involved in the creation, prosecution, and enforcement of trademarks that are “household names” and among the oldest and most famous trademarks in America. He has successfully represented clients in numerous courts, and before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in cases involving claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, dilution, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and rights of publicity. Tim also assists clients with global trademark clearance, brand development, and portfolio management.

Tim's cases relate to trademarks for a diverse variety of products, including food, banking services, restaurants, appliances, video games, fertilizer, magazines, toys, software, and a wide variety of other products. He has acted as primary outside trademark counsel for BlackBerry, The J.M. Smucker Company, Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group, H. J. Heinz Company, and Hamilton Beach Brands. Tim has assisted these companies in protecting and enforcing their many famous trademarks, and he maintains trademark portfolios consisting of thousands of trademarks registered throughout the world.

Tim is a member of the International Trademark Association. He has been designated an "Ohio Super Lawyer" multiple times. Tim also has been recognized as one of the world's leading trademark professionals by the respected World Trademark Review (2014-2017). He sits on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the USO of Northern Ohio. He is a frequent speaker on matters relating to trademark protection and enforcement.

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