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Peter M. Routhier

Peter M. Routhier

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA


Peter Routhier is an attorney in FaegreBD's trademark, copyright, advertising and media group, where he focuses his practice on the enforcement and defense of copyright and trademark claims. In addition to handling disputed matters in the federal courts and elsewhere, Peter regularly provides strategic counsel on the maintenance and preservation of trademark and copyright rights.

Cases in which Peter’s taken a lead role include:

  • Obtained summary judgment for the defendant in a right of publicity action venued in the Middle District of Alabama, and successfully defended the judgment in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. 
  • Obtained the dismissal of a copyright infringement action venued in the District of Minnesota based on plaintiff’s failure to comply with certain copyright formalities. 
  • Obtained the dismissal of state tort claims on the basis of copyright preemption. The case was venued in the Western District of Tennessee.
  • Successfully resolved, by settlement or summary judgment, a number of copyright and trademark infringement actions venued in the District of Minnesota, the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of California, and elsewhere.

Prior to joining FaegreBD, Peter was an intern in the Enforcement Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization, a United Nations agency in Geneva, Switzerland.

Pro Bono

Peter also has a substantial pro bono practice, primarily addressing Fourth Amendment issues in Minnesota's appellate courts. He has represented the ACLU of Minnesota as amicus curiae and served as Special Assistant State Public Defender.

Honors

Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16

Professional Associations

  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • International Trademark Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Peter M. Routhier is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Protecting "The Look" - Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Protecting “The Look” - Protecting "The Look", Thursday, March 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Protecting "The Look" - Protecting "The Look", Thursday, March 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Protecting “The Look” - Protecting "The Look", Thursday, March 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, New York, NY
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