Practice Areas & Industries: Keller and Heckman LLP


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Keller and Heckman has a nationally-recognized team of lawyers who handle a full range of trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition (including false advertising issues). Our practice includes proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies, the courts, alternative dispute resolution bodies, and self-regulatory organizations. We actively counsel clients on how to prevent intellectual property disputes, and we aggressively represent their interests when those disputes arise.

The firm provides clients with opinions on handling registration and related proceedings and counsels clients on infringement issues. Keller and Heckman attorneys are experienced in developing trademark licensing programs designed to protect trademarks and copyrights while minimizing product liability exposure. We handle contracts and other transactional matters involving intellectual property rights, including "work for hire" agreements, model releases, confidentiality agreements and the like.

Keller and Heckman attorneys are active in the International Trademark Association's efforts to advance intellectual property rights, and the firm is one of only 25 firms represented on the INTA-CPR Panel of neutrals for alternative dispute resolution of trademark and advertising controversies.

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FDA Finalizes Rule Prohibiting Certain Nutrient Content Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Leslie T. Krasny,Richard F. Mann,Evangelia C. Pelonis, May 06, 2014
On April 28, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule that will prohibit certain nutrient content claims for foods and dietary supplements containing the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). As...

Notable Provisions of H.B. 112
Melvin S. Drozen,Leslie T. Krasny,Eric S.C. Lindstrom,Richard F. Mann,Frederick A. Stearns, April 30, 2014
Section 3403 sets forth the GMO labeling requirements in Vermont. Foods that are produced entirely or partially with genetic engineering must be labeled as follows: