Practice Areas: Trademarks and Beer Law
Brandon counsels breweries and other business clients on trademark prosecution and defense in front of the USPTO and TTAB. Most recently, he fended off a major university’s attack on an independent artist’s trademark. He also represents service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) in government procurement matters, including bid protests, contract disputes, and appellate advocacy.
In addition to trademarks, Brandon specializes in beer and spirits law more broadly, including TTB compliance, licensing/permitting, and other regulatory issues.
Prior to joining WSM, Brandon litigated subrogation claims for major insurance companies, including American Family, State Farm, and USAA. He also worked for a national Social Security disability company and has represented disabled clients in administrative hearings and in the federal district and circuit courts for 10 years.
Education and Admissions
University of Nebraska College of Law – JD, 2002
Albion College – BA, 1999 (cum laude; with departmental honors)
- US District Court for the District of Colorado
- US Court of Federal Claims
- US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- US Court of appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
- Brewers Association
- Colorado Brewers Guild
- Denver Commission for People with Disabilities