Mr. Moriarity supplies practical business representation for businesses and creative professionals. With years of experience litigating throughout the United States, Mr. Moriarity helps his clients navigate sophisticated business disputes, providing insight into law and technology so that his clients effectively manage their risks.
Mr. Moriarity offers specialized expertise in trademark and copyright matters, whether by defending businesses’ brands and reputations, or by negotiating artists’ and businesses’ rights in film, music, images, and literary works. Mr. Moriarity has developed and implemented trademark enforcement strategies, either by compelling others to cease infringements, negotiating coexistence agreements, or litigating trademark infringement suits. He has drafted or negotiated transactions with book publishers and film and television producers, and he has defended both labels’ and musicians’ interests in music copyrights.
A cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law (’02), Mr. Moriarity was an articles editor and contributor to the William Mitchell Law Review. Mr. Moriarity also served as a law clerk in the state and federal courts, with Judge Mark S. Wernick in Hennepin County district court; with Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright in the Minnesota Court of Appeals; and with Magistrate Judge Jeanne J. Graham in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.
Mr. Moriarity is an active member of the Federal Bar Association, where he has provided pro bono representation through its Pro Se Project; served as editor of the IP Browser, the FBA newsletter on intellectual property law; and worked on the Minnesota Chapter’s legal education committee. An engaged community member, Mr. Moriarity is on the board of In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater, which supports theater and school-age programming on the environment and social diversity. He also serves on the board of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which champions workforce development and early childhood education in Minneapolis’ western suburbs.
Mr. Moriarity plays traditional jazz trombone at clubs and festivals around town. To find his next gig, go to his Twitter feed @tbonelawyer.
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