As a Trademark Legal Specialist, Robyn files U.S. and foreign trademark applications, working with clients to obtain filing information and with foreign associates to complete the filings. She also handles assignment recordations and trademark maintenance in the U.S. and foreign countries.
Robyn joined Merchant & Gould in 1986 as a legal secretary to two patent attorneys. A year later, she moved from patents to trademarks when she became secretary to the head of the trademark department, and in 1994 was promoted to trademark paralegal/legal specialist.
Robyn enjoys working with the wonderful people in the firm, the firm's diverse clients, and foreign associates, from whom she learns about each country's laws and trademark requirements.
Outside of work, Robyn likes to spend time traveling. She particularly enjoys spending time at the family lake home in northern Minnesota, as well as on beach vacations and searching out wineries on her travels. She also enjoys gardening, fitness, cooking, and attending major horse racing events like the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders' Cup.