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Blogs
11/9/21
CAFC Affirms Dismissal of ANDA Case for Improper Venue
Press Releases
11/4/21
Merchant & Gould Recognized on U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List with Rankings in 11 National and Metropolitan Categories
Merchant & Gould was ranked in five National Tier and six Metropolitan categories in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from ...
Articles
11/3/21
IP Firm Merchant & Gould Adds 3 Attys In DC Area
Law360 is helping us welcome our newest partner Josh Hartman and two associates, Kate Mayer and Hayley Ostrin, to our D.C.-area office.  Collectively, they add Section 337 litigation experience to our IP platform.  Read more here: IP Firm Merchant ...
Articles
11/3/21
Merchant & Gould Rehires Seasoned Patent Attorney of Counsel
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Michael (Mike) T. Lukon rejoined the firm on Aug. 3, in an advisory role of counsel.  With more than 20 years of experience as an IP attorney, which includes time in the firm’s Atlanta office in the ...
News Alerts
10/27/21
Andrew S. Ehard Named a 2021 Lexology Client Choice Award Winner
Congratulations to Minneapolis partner Andrew Ehard on being named a 2021 Lexology Client Choice Award Winner, which recognizes attorneys around the world for their excellent client care and quality of service.  Specifically, Andrew was chosen for his ...
News Alerts
10/22/21
Merchant & Gould Hires Two Associates in D.C.-Area Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to have welcomed associates Catherine (Kate) S. Mayer and Hayley Ostrin to its legal team on Oct. 12.  Both Kate and Hayley specialize in Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), ...
Press Releases
10/12/21
Merchant & Gould Receives Distinguished Service Award from Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
Merchant & Gould was honored by the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) with the Distinguished Service Award at its 26th Anniversary Virtual Benefit on Oct. 7.The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to one law firm or corporation ...
News Alerts
10/4/21
Joshua Hartman Joins Merchant & Gould’s D.C.-Area Office as Partner
Specializes in disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission, expanding the national IP firm’s capabilities Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Joshua Hartman joined as a partner on Sept. 1, adding his International Trade Commission ...
Press Releases
8/2/21
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Appoints Merchant & Gould Partner to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancy
Merchant & Gould is proud to announce that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed the firm’s partner and stakeholder Rachel C. Hughey as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Rachel will replace the Honorable Margaret ...
Press Releases
7/20/21
Merchant & Gould Announces 2021 Super Lawyers And Rising Stars In Minnesota
Congratulations to seven Merchant & Gould attorneys in the Minneapolis office who have been named 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers, distinguishing themselves in their legal practice.  Only the lawyers in the top 5 percent of the total lawyers in ...
Articles
6/23/21
Merchant & Gould Taps Two Partners To Lead Practice Group
By Emily SidesLaw360 (June 23, 2021, 11:54 AM EDT) --Intellectual property firm Merchant & Gould PC has tapped an Atlanta partner who has engineering experience and a Minneapolis partner who was a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent ...
Press Releases
6/21/21
Merchant & Gould Announces New Leadership for Patent Design & Trade Dress Practice Group
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the next generation of leadership for its Patent Design & Trade Dress Group, bringing a fresh perspective to the firm and its clients. Loretta L. Freeman, Atlanta partner, and Ryan C. Smith, Ph.D., Minneapolis ...
Press Releases
6/18/21
Merchant & Gould Announces New Managing Partner of Denver Office, Andrew L. Jagenow
Merchant & Gould announced Andrew L. Jagenow has been appointed as the Denver office’s managing partner, effective June 18, 2021. “Andrew represents the core values and integrity that contribute to Merchant & Gould’s success.  ...
Press Releases
6/1/21
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Eight Summer Clerks Across Three Offices
Merchant & Gould greeted eight summer associates across the Minneapolis, New York, and Knoxville offices on June 1 – the biggest group since the firm began the summer program in 1995. The law students will work alongside our attorneys for ...
Press Releases
5/17/21
Merchant & Gould Opens Office in Los Angeles
Merchant & Gould opened an office in Los Angeles to support the firm’s growth and expansion into the fashion, furniture, commercial and consumer products industries.  Attorney Scott P. Shaw joined Merchant & Gould as a partner on Jan. 4, ...
Press Releases
4/5/21
The National Black Lawyers Announces Merchant & Gould Attorney David D. Harrell as “Top 40 Under 40” Member
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Denver partner David D. Harrell was selected by The National Black Lawyers for inclusion into its “Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers” in Colorado, an invitation-only honor given to the top 40 attorneys ...
Press Releases
4/5/21
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Selects David Harrell, Merchant & Gould, as Fellows Member
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law with clients in the Rocky Mountain Region, selected partner David Harrell to be a member of the 2021 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council ...
Press Releases
3/23/21
Merchant & Gould Announces $5,000 Individual Scholarships to Diverse, Intellectual Property Students at Nine Law Schools
Merchant & Gould is proud to sponsor scholarships for law students seeking a career in intellectual property law and coming from diverse backgrounds.  In addition to providing financial support, the firm wants to create opportunities and experiences ...
Articles
3/18/21
Morality refusal grounds are gone from the United States but are alive and well in China
Read Full Article Here: Morality refusal grounds are gone from the United States but are alive and well in China
News Alerts
1/12/21
Trademark Modernization Act
As part of the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020, a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders has passed the Trademark Modernization Act (“TMA”) of 2020.  The TMA seeks to answer longstanding calls to address ...
Press Releases
12/9/20
Andy Ehard Named a BTI Client Service All-Star 2020
Congratulations to Andy Ehard, partner in Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office, for being selected as a BTI Client Service All-Star 2020.Andy is one of 475 attorneys selected from 181 firms around the country.  The methodology is based solely ...
Press Releases
11/11/20
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Four Associates to Minneapolis and Denver Offices
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome four attorneys to its legal team, spanning two offices.  The new hires include Joseph Bauer and Sheila Niaz in Minneapolis, and Kristen Geary and Matthew Metcalfe in Denver. “These four attorneys add ...
Press Releases
11/11/20
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Associate Joseph Bauer to the Minneapolis Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome Joseph W. Bauer to Minneapolis’ legal team. Joseph focuses his practice on patent law for clients in the electrical engineering, computer engineering and software spaces.From new computer programs to medical ...
Press Releases
11/11/20
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Associate Sheila Niaz to the Minneapolis Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome Sheila S. Niaz to the Minneapolis office’s legal team. Sheila focuses her practice on serving clients in the software and electrical industries. As a previous software engineer, she has the knowledge required ...
Press Releases
11/11/20
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Associate Matthew Metcalfe to the Denver Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome Matthew M. Metcalfe to the Denver office’s legal team.   His practice focuses on patent prosecution, helping businesses of all sizes secure patent protection for their intellectual property.Working ...
Press Releases
11/11/20
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Associate Kristen Geary to the Denver Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome Kristen M. Geary to the Denver office’s legal team. She serves within the electrical group, working in a variety of fields from software to life sciences, preparing secure patents and litigating on behalf of ...
Press Releases
10/15/20
Three of Merchant & Gould’s Trademark Attorneys Ranked in World Trademark Review as “2020 Global Leaders” in Private Practice
Merchant & Gould is proud to announce that World Trademark Review has recognized three of the firm’s Minneapolis attorneys in the 2020 Global Leaders Guide: Private Practice: Christopher J. Schulte, Andrew S. Ehard and Scott W. Johnston.  As ...
Blogs
10/6/20
Copyright Designation in Website Footer Considered Copyright Management Information in Connection with Copyrighted Work
Press Releases
10/2/20
Merchant & Gould Receives Mansfield Certification for 3.0 Version, Boosting Diversity Efforts
Merchant & Gould has achieved Mansfield Certification status for 2020, after completing a 12-month self-study designed to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in firm leadership.  Created by Diversity Lab, a data company that leverages research ...
Events
10/1/20
Distinctiveness in Globally Filed Trademarks
Christopher J. Schulte, Partner, Merchant & Gould PC, Minneapolis, MN Anne Olson, Founder, Trademarks OnPoint, Boston, MARegister Here
Events
9/29/20
Courts, Corporations and Law Firms: A Discussion of Diversity Initiative Successes and Failures
Join us for virtual CLE for an engaging panel discussion regarding diversity initiatives within courts, corporations, and law firms to determine what is working, what is not, and creating the path forward. The ...
Events
9/17/20
Stories of Innovation: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Intellectual Property
Please join LCLD Alumni and current program participants from Merchant & Gould in a panel discussion about how businesses can be prepared for sudden changes in the market and capitalize on their innovations.Topics of discussion include:1. How Covid-19 ...
Press Releases
8/31/20
Merchant & Gould Hires Attorney, as Minneapolis Office Grows
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Andrew C. Landsman joined the firm as senior counsel.Andrew is a registered patent attorney focusing on all aspects of IP law, including procuring and maintaining U.S. and international patents, trademarks and ...
Press Releases
8/25/20
MERCHANT & GOULD ATTORNEYS NAMED BEST LAWYERS 2021
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021.Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-reviewed surveys in which lawyers confidentially ...
Articles
8/24/20
Protecting IP Rights in Pandemic-Era Bankruptcies
The number of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. is rising, which is not surprising given the economic uncertainty caused by Covid-19. Several of the largest recent filings include Neiman Marcus, Hertz, J.C. Penney, Chinos (J.Crew), Latam Airlines, Frontier Communications, ...
Press Releases
8/24/20
Jonathan Berschadsky Listed In IAM ® Strategy 300 Fourth Year in a Row
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce for the fourth year in a row that attorney Jonathan Berschadsky, a partner in the firm’s New York office, has been included in the 2020 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP ...
Press Releases
8/24/20
Merchant & Gould Attorneys names by Best Lawyers as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 Edition. 
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 Edition. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding ...
White Papers
8/18/20
Ninth Circuit Overturns FTC Antitrust Win Against Qualcomm
Press Releases
7/27/20
Law Week Colorado Recognizes Denver Office Legal Administrative Assistant as “Outstanding Legal Professional”
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Julie Borrego was recognized by Law Week Colorado as an “Outstanding Legal Professional” for going above and beyond in her hard work as a legal administrative assistant in our Denver office.  ...
Press Releases
7/21/20
Heather Kliebenstein and Luciano Ricondo named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that attorneys Heather Kliebenstein, and Luciano Ricondo have been selected as members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2018 Class of Fellows and Pathfinders, respectively.“It’s a well-deserved ...
Press Releases
7/20/20
Merchant & Gould Announces 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Minnesota
Congratulations to nine Merchant & Gould attorneys in the Minneapolis office who have been named 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers, distinguishing themselves in their legal practice.  Only the lawyers in the top 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state ...
Press Releases
7/15/20
Minnesota Lawyer Recognizes Two Merchant & Gould Team Members
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that two members of its Minneapolis team were recognized by Minnesota Lawyer for their hard work, talent and dedication.  Laura Hupp, associate, was named “Up & Coming Attorney” for her commitment ...
Press Releases
7/14/20
Loretta L. Freeman, Partner, Merchant & Gould, Selected by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity as City Lead
Loretta L. Freeman, an Atlanta partner at Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm, was selected by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to serve as City Lead for the 2020-2021 term, helping to advance diversity and inclusion ...
Press Releases
7/1/20
Merchant & Gould Promotes Five Attorneys to Partners in Three Offices
Merchant & Gould promoted five attorneys in three of its offices around the country, celebrating the ongoing hard work and perseverance of its team. Effective July 1, 2020, the promotions include Alpaslan Sapmaz, Julie K. Skoge and Paige S. Stradley in ...
Press Releases
6/23/20
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Seven Summer Associates Across Three Offices
Merchant & Gould greeted seven summer associates across the Minneapolis, Denver, and Knoxville offices on June 1.  Merchant & Gould has welcomed law students for over 25 years to work alongside our attorneys for 8 weeks this year. “We ...
Press Releases
6/15/20
Merchant & Gould Statement: Our Differences Make Us Better
We have witnessed our country and the world in a state of pain and shock caused by the senseless death of George Floyd and too many others.  We at Merchant & Gould state with complete resolve that racism, bigotry, and intolerance of any type are unacceptable ...
Events
5/19/20
COVID-19's Lasting Impact on the Practice of Law and the Courts Webinar
What will the courts and law firms look like once we get through social distancing and the economic disruption caused by COVID-19? This live webinar will be moderated by KBA President Hanson Tipton and will allow you to hear from Hon. Kristi ...
Press Releases
5/12/20
Merchant & Gould Partner Receives Hennepin County Bar Association 2020 Excellence Award
Merchant & Gould is proud to announce that partner Rachel C. Hughey has been honored by the Hennepin County Bar Association, the largest of Minnesota’s local bar associations, receiving its 2020 HCBA Excellence Award.  The awards honor members ...
Articles
5/11/20
INSIGHT: Steps to Prevent Losing Trademark Rights If the Owner Seeks Bankruptcy
The rising number of bankruptcies during Covid-19 raises a different fear for trademark licensees: Can the trademark still be used if the owner/ licensor files for bankruptcy? IP and trademark attorney Tony Zeuli, at Merchant & Gould, and bankruptcy ...
Articles
5/7/20
INSIGHT: How Covid-19 Changed the Future of Litigation
Covid-19 is proving to be the impetus the legal industry needed to embrace remote technologies, Merchant & Gould attorneys write. They look at how law firms are adjusting to new technologies now and how courts may adopt new technologies going forward. In ...