Alt Trademarks: Episode 4 - Ed Timberlake

Alt Legal presents the newest episode of Alt Trademarks, a biweekly podcast hosted by Hannah Samendinger. Alt Trademarks discusses the latest news in trademark law, features interviews with prominent trademark professionals, and contemplates the issues trademark professionals face. 

In this broadcast, Hannah speaks with Ed Timberlake of Forrest Firm in Durham, North Carolina. They talk about Ed's time as a trademark examiner at the USPTO as well as his work at the Copyright Office. Ed also discusses several interesting trademarks and explains why what is often called "non-traditional trademarks" aren’t so different from more common forms of trademarks. You can listen to this episode below or on iTunes or Google Play.

Click on the links below to find out more about the marks discussed during this episode: 

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If you would like to contact Ed, he can be reached by email at, on, or on Twitter at @TimberlakeLaw.