Bill Honaker

Meet Bill Honaker

Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Copyright Law Expert
For more than 30 years, Bill Honaker has been helping businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 firms to individual entrepreneurs, to protect their patents, trademarks, and copyrights. A former Patent Office Examiner, he is a partner with Dickinson Wright, LLC. He’s especially good at keeping clients out of court.
To book Bill to speak to your group, call 719-966-7088 and explore the possibilities.

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­­­Entrepreneur’s Guide to Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws

Written by some of Michigan’s top legal and financial experts, and providing a step-by-step guide to obtaining one or more of Michigan’s five medical marijuana licenses, and then running a successful business. If you are looking for one place to get all the information that you need to understand Michigan’s commercial medical marijuana laws as well as a how-to guide for starting a highly profitable medical marijuana business in Michigan, then this book is for you!

Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Fourth Edition

 In its fourth edition, this best-selling guide for general practitioners, business lawyers, and corporate counsel provides a practical reference for lawyers who need to understand intellectual property issues that arise in various business contexts. Each chapter of the book focuses on a particular business transaction, from IP issues related to business start-ups and real-estate transactions to IP issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy proceedings. Lawyers will gain invaluable insight into various topics, including start-up companies, security interests, licensing, due diligence, bankruptcy, antitrust law, real property transactions, probate and trust law, advertising, music licensing, and much more.

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Blogs

Fair Use of Your Competitor’s Trademarks

In my latest article for QuickRead, I discuss the fair use of trademarks.  Sometimes you need to use your competitors’ trademarks to sell your products or services. This is particularly true when you are selling, for example, replacement parts, and need to say that your replacements are compatible with the trademark owners’ products. It can […]

Your Tax Dollars at Work – US Border Patrol will Protect Your Trademarks

On May 4th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sized over 86,000 Pokemon Action Figurines estimated at $604,000 in value. This takes “Gotta Catch ’em all” to a new level. Just like Nintendo did with Pokemon record your Trademark with U.S. Customs to catch unlawful imports before they enter the US. In my new blog for SupplyChainBrain, I talk about how having […]

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