Understanding the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on “Offensive” Trademarks

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By S. Brandon Owen Legal Foundations of Trademark Registration The process of obtaining a trademark is governed by U.S. law and allows individuals or companies to register phrases, words, and symbols as trademarks. Anything that distinguishes a company’s assets from those of another company qualifies as a trademark and, if it meets the necessary criteria,… Read more »

Matthew Evans and Matthew Cannon Prevail before the Utah Supreme Court

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RQN attorneys Matthew Evans and Matthew Cannon recently obtained a favorable outcome before the Utah Supreme Court in Biesele v. Mattena.  This trust and estates case was tried before a jury in 2017.  RQN prevailed at trial.  The jury awarded all damages requested as well as punitive damages.  The Court awarded significant attorneys’ fees after… Read more »

Paul C. Burke Named Utah State Bar’s Lawyer of the Year

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The Utah State Bar has named Paul C. Burke, the Firm’s general counsel, as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year.  Upon news of this honor, the Firm’s Managing Partner, Arthur B. Berger said, “Paul is deserving of this significant award in every respect.  We are proud to call him our colleague and partner.”  Mr. Burke… Read more »

The Results Are In – Utah Minority Bar Juneteenth Charity Challenge

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The Utah Minority Bar Association is pleased to announce that this year’s “Juneteenth Fundraiser raised $44,444.00 for the Utah Center For Legal Inclusion (UCLI)”! The Juneteenth Fundraiser was held at Ray Quinney & Nebeker and raised funds to support the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion.  Many Salt Lake City law firms joined in the friendly… Read more »

Attorney Sally B. McMinimee Joins Ray Quinney & Nebeker

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to welcome attorney Sally B. McMinimee to the Firm.  Sally is a well-known and widely respected practitioner who joins RQN from Prince Yeates & Geldzahler. Sally’s practice focuses on all areas of family law and involves representing individuals in divorce with a focus on large marital estates and complex… Read more »

Attorney Jason Tholen Joins Ray Quinney & Nebeker

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RQN recently welcomed Jason Tholen as an associate attorney practicing in the Tax, Trust & Estate Planning and Corporate Sections. Jason is a bright attorney who earned his LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law, and his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. His practice is focused in the… Read more »

RQN Lawyers Ranked as Intellectual Asset Magazine’s Leading Patent Professionals

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Intellectual Asset Magazine identified Ray Quinney & Nebeker attorneys Sam Straight and Paul Taylor as two of the top IP Professionals in the world in its IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 edition.   The publication highlights the growth of RQN’s newly formed patent prosecution group as well as the firm’s established excellent… Read more »

RQN to Host the Utah Minority Bar’s Juneteenth Fundraiser

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to host the Utah Minority Bar‘s Juneteenth Fundraiser Event . The event will be held at RQN – starting at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, June 19th. The event benefits The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI). UCLI is a new, state-wide effort to continue bringing focus on diversity and inclusion… Read more »

Thirty-Five RQN Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to announce that thirty-five attorneys have been selected as 2019 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are honored as Super Lawyers in this annual list, and Rising Star selection is limited to just 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys…. Read more »

Paul C. Burke Joins Equality Utah’s Board

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As the nation approaches the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, RQN shareholder Paul C. Burke has joined the Board of Directors of Equality Utah.  The mission of Equality Utah is to secure equal rights and protections of LGBTQ Utahns and their families. RQN and Mr. Burke have provided pro bono representation to Equality Utah for several… Read more »