C. Alexander Chiulli quoted in Washington Post, Chicago Tribune on “Monster” case

BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (March 18, 2016) – C. Alexander Chiulli was recently quoted by the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune for his role in Suffolk University Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic and their recent successful defense of Monster Fish Keepers before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

The articles highlighted the significance of the victory for Monster Fish Keepers and for hundreds of other small business that have been bullied by Monster Energy with its claim that it possesses exclusive rights to the word “Monster.” Focusing on the roles that Alex and the other law students were able to play throughout the case, the articles also describe the impact of the experience on their law school education.

“It was exciting, and the more we researched, the more we saw the opportunity to fight back where a lot of business can’t,” said Alex.

Alex is an associate at Barton Gilman, focusing his practice on a wide array of civil litigation matters, with a concentration on intellectual property, Internet law, privacy and information law, entrepreneurship, and First Amendment issues. He received his J.D. from Suffolk Law in 2013 as an Intellectual Property Concentration Graduate with Distinction, and received the Stanley W. Sokoloff Intellectual Property Award. Alex has since presented at Suffolk Law on the topic of “Ethics in Practice: The Distinction between Morals, Ethics, Policy, Rules, and Law.” He has authored a “practice pointer” section in Global Internet Law (West 2013), and a Global Internet Law in a Nutshell (West 2012).

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work from 2008-2012 and again from 2014-2015.