Chris Schulte

Adjunct: General Curriculum
Partner, Merchant & Gould, P.C.
University of Minnesota, School of Forestry, B.S.
Hamline University School of Law, J.D.
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Chris Schulte is a partner of the Intellectual Property law firm Merchant & Gould, and chair of the trademark practice group. He assists his clients in the U.S. and overseas with trademark issues related to global portfolio management, clearance, registration, and enforcement, and is constantly developing innovative methods for finding trademark infringements in the marketplace and online in order to protect his clients’ brands. 

Schulte has served as a member of, and chair of subcommittees for, several international trademark organizations such as the International Trademark Association, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys (U.K.), European Communities Trademark Association (Europe), the German Intellectual Property Association and the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (Europe). He is currently active as a vice-chair of the Legislative Committee of the ABA's Intellectual Property Law Section, Trademark Division.

Schulte is a frequent speaker and writer on trademark issues in the U.S. and Europe and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching the Trademarks course.