Ogden Glazer + Schaefer

"Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler."

- Albert Einstein

Ogden Glazer + Schaefer – your legal team deeply rooted in Wisconsin, but licensed to practice seamlessly in Illinois and Minnesota too. We’re a compact yet powerhouse team, specializing in representing businesses with a sharp focus on startups, intellectual property, and food and beverage regulation.

We’re not about flashy introductions; we’re about delivering dedicated service and making complex legal concepts easy to grasp and understand.

Whether you’re embarking on the exciting journey of launching a new startup or seeking seasoned advice for your ongoing ventures, Ogden Glazer + Schaefer is here to guide you with a laidback yet professional touch.

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Recent Blog Posts

Bottles Up (Revisited) - As promised in an earlier blog post about Bulleit, bottle shapes, and blurring (“dilution” was the word I mostly used last time, but I was really eager for that alliteration), I am back with an updated blog post. As a recap to the earlier post, the case involves Diageo, the company that owns Bulleit Frontier ... Read more
Used Trademark For Sale - Remember when I said that we’d have some follow-up to Carter’s Big Mac post? Well, here is one of those posts! Today, we’ll talk about what it means to “use” a trademark. Trademarks are creatures of the relationship between the source of a product and its customers. They don’t exist without the product or the ... Read more
The Curious Case of “Healthy Soap®” (Revised) - A previous version of this blog post failed to take into account some nuance and important facts, namely that Healthy Soap (R) was actually registered on the USPTO’s Supplemental Register. Thanks to our readers for bringing this to my attention and for allowing us to expand on some important trademark basics. As the father of ... Read more
We welcome Lethina as our new LPM! - Lethina Stephens is a highly organized and analytical Program Manager with extensive experience in managing global SDLC Waterfall and AGILE projects. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a SCRUM Master, she excels in fast-paced and evolving environments, particularly in software and hardware SaaS, fintech, and mobile applications. Lethina has a proven track record ... Read more
Using Your Noodle - I like trademark law because it often just makes sense. For example, let’s talk about the requirement that a mark must be in use in order to obtain protection. For a trademark to be registered in the United States, it has to actually be used in a way that a customer sees the mark when ... Read more
Big Mac Trademark in the EU…They’re Not Loving It  - Working here at Ogden Glazer + Schaefer, you get to hear about all the interesting legal battles that happen around the world. Here is one that I am surprised did not get shared with you. [Note from Erin: This post was written by Carter, our high school assistant. He is not a lawyer. He is ... Read more
Minnesota Adult Use Cannabis Law: The May 2024 Bill - Of course the news cycle wouldn’t allow me wrap up on Minnesota’s Adult Use Cannabis Law series at four posts (see the links for Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4)! It needed a fifth part, where I discuss the bill that was signed into law a few weeks ago. On May 24th, Governor Tim Walz ... Read more
Licensing Agreements Ltd. - If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’re aware that Wis. Stat. 125 – Alcohol Beverages recently got a major overhaul. The updated statute, effective as of May 1, 2024, brings significant changes, especially in the area of contract manufacturing for beer, wine, and spirits. We’ve already covered Alternating Proprietorships and Recipe Production (aka ... Read more
Happy Memorial Day! - We hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and have a wonderful short work week ahead.
Can’t Compete With Confusion - Non-compete agreements have been in the news lately because the FTC “banned” them.  Yeah, it was in the boring section in the news, but I know I’m not the only one who saw it – as we’ve had questions. First, the FTC issued a final rule. That’s an administrative rule, not a law, but lots ... Read more


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Main Phone Number: (608) 336-3264

E-Mail Inquiries: [email protected]

Madison Office

  • Office Address: 6131 Nesbitt Rd Suite 200, Fitchburg, WI 53719
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 45116, Madison, WI 53744

Northshore-Milwaukee Office

  • Office Address:  W62N248 Washington Ave B204, Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 528, Cedarburg, WI 53012

Minneapolis-Twin Cities Office

  • Office Address: 1400 Van Buren St NE 200 243, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 18567, Minneapolis, MN 55418

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