Tom James

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Tom James
Tom James Law Office
440 North Broadway Avenue
Cokato, MN 55321

1(320) 237-2711


Tom James
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1(320) 237-2711

Thomas James, Cokato Minnesota attorney at the Law Office of Tom James. 25+ years of experience.

Admitted to practice in Minnesota, the Federal and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Also admitted to practice before the U.S. Trademark Trials and Appeals Board (TTAB). Areas of expertise: trademark registration, trademark law, copyright registration, copyright law, small business and nonprofit organizations, legal research and writing, appeals and appellate practice.

Syndicated blog: The Cokato Copyright Attorney.

Personal blog: Thomas B James on

Cokato lawyer Tom James is also a CLE instructor at Echion CLE.


E-Commerce Law

Website Law

The History of Custody Law


Blog posts:


Representing Relatives in Post-Permanency Proceedings

The New Copyright Small Claims Court (for Non-Attorneys)

The New Copyright Small Claims Court CLE (CLE

Registering Music Copyrights (for Non-IP Attorneys) (CLE)

Child Sex Abuse Claims: Statutes of Limitations and Revival Laws (CLE)

Elimination of Bias; Helping Male Survivors of Childhood Sex Crimes (CLE)

The Gender Paradigm in Family Court (CLE)

Trademark Law: Key Concepts

See also the Courses page at the Tom James Law Office website..

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Tom James's Law Posts

"The Internet Archive Lawsuit" In this article (writing as Thomas James, the Cokato Copyright Attorney), I discuss the pending case of Hachette Book Group v. Internet Archive, the federal court case that pushes the boundary between digital fair use and "digital piracy on an industrial scale."

Thomas James (The Cokato Copyright Attorney) explains the issues and what is at stake in Hachette Book Group v. Internet Archive | controlled digital lending

I will be presenting a video replay of "The New Copyright Small Claims Court" CLE on July 13, 2022. 2 CLE credits in Minnesota and other states. Visit the course page for more information.

Minnesota attorney Tom James explains how to register music copyrights, individually or as a group

My latest article, "Unicolors v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz," posted to The Cokato Copyright Attorney: The Law Blog of Attorney Thomas James on February 24, 2022.

Unicolors | Cokato attorney Thomas James shows how Congressional inaction to fix a bad law can lead to unusual interpretive gymnastics in the judicial branch.

My article, "NFTs and Copyright" is now online in my syndicated blog, "The Cokato Copyright Attorney" (Byline: Thomas James). In this article, I explain what non-fungible tokens are and how copyright law applies (or doesn't apply) to them.

Cokato Minnesota attorney Thomas James explains what digital non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are and explains how to analyze the copyright issues they raise