Matt Kulseth

Matt focuses his legal practice entirely on trademark law and works with both large and small clients throughout the United States. He has a love for protecting brands but an even larger passion for his entrepreneurial clients. He’s a “people person” attorney. Matt resides in Minneapolis where he was born and raised but has lived on the East Coast, Italy, and South Africa. When Matt isn’t practicing law he spending time at his lake cabin in northern Minnesota with his wife Maggie, daughters Faye and Ruby, and dog Otto.

Trademark Symbol

Trademark Symbol | Everything You Need to Know

As a consumer, you’re no doubt familiar with the ™ and/or ® symbols. Even if you don’t know what they mean exactly, you’ve probably seen them on enough brands and enough logos to know that they stand for something. Although confusing, a trademark symbol is necessary. In the case of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, implementing …

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How to Trademark a Business Name

How to Trademark a Business Name

“How to trademark a business name?” is a question I hear from my clients quite frequently.  To a trademark attorney’s ear the client is asking to register their business entity (Widgets, Inc.).  What the client is really saying is that they want to “federally register my company’s brand.”  The mix-up makes complete sense. There’s a …

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How Much Does a Trademark Cost?

How Much Does a Trademark Cost?

Clients often ask me how much does a trademark cost?  My answer is typically “less than you probably think.”  It’s almost certainly less than the ensuing legal fees associated with a cease and desist letter.  Let’s face it; starting a new business venture is an investment.  Before we can make money we need to invest …

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