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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 Six Attorneys to Partners in Three Offices
Merchant & Gould promoted six 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 ...
Press Releases
5/6/20
Merchant & Gould Partner Selected for 2020 Minnesota Young American Leaders Program
Merchant & Gould is proud to announce that partner Rachel C. Hughey was selected to join the 2020 Young American Leaders Program based on her professional successes and extensive civic engagement.  Rachel joins the Twin Cities Cohort, which is made ...
Press Releases
3/2/20
Forbes Magazine Recognizes Merchant & Gould on Its Inaugural List of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms”
Forbes magazine recognized Merchant & Gould on its list of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms 2019.” The rankings are based on the results of an independent survey that collected more than 8,000 nominations from over 2,500 ...
Events
2/27/20
Trademark Enforcement Without Alienating Your Customers or Tarnishing Your Brand
Please Join Us The recent backlash by the outdoor community to Backcountry.com’s aggressive trademark enforcement ...
Press Releases
2/5/20
Merchant & Gould Promotes Greg Johnson to Partner
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the promotion of Gregory G. Johnson to partner, expanding the firm’s local leadership in the Denver office.  His promotion was effective Feb. 1, 2020.Greg’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, ...
Press Releases
1/21/20
Merchant & Gould Hires Attorney, as Denver Office Grows
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that James Beard joined the firm’s Denver office as a partner on Jan. 10.As an IP trial lawyer, James brings more than 10 years of experience to the Litigation Practice Group, representing high-technology household ...
Press Releases
1/9/20
Merchant & Gould Promotes Three Attorneys to Partners in Three Offices
Merchant & Gould promoted three attorneys in three of its offices around the country – a notable way to launch the New Year.  Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the promotions include Loretta L. Freeman in Atlanta; Benjamin H. Graf in New York; and Ian ...
News Alerts
1/6/20
Merchant & Gould’s Jonathan Berschadsky and Eric Chad successfully defend a challenge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Merchant & Gould’s Jonathan Berschadsky and Eric Chad worked with another law firm to successfully defend a challenge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Merchant and Gould client, DraftKings, and FanDuel, where the ...
Press Releases
1/6/20
Merchant & Gould Hires Two Patent Attorneys, as Washington Office Grows
Merchant & Gould P.C. is pleased to announce that patent attorneys Joerg-Uwe Szipl and Donald A. Gregory joined the firm’s D.C. office as partners. Joerg-Uwe joined the Merchant & Gould on Sept. 16, 2019, bringing more than 37 years of global ...
Press Releases
11/19/19
Merchant & Gould’s Chairman Emeritus Elected as Second VP of AIPLA
Merchant & Gould congratulates Brian Batzli, partner and Chairman Emeritus, for his role with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association that helps establish and maintain fair and effective laws and policies.   ...
Press Releases
11/18/19
Merchant & Gould Receives Mansfield Certification for Diversity Efforts
Merchant & Gould has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a 12-month self-study designed to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in firm leadership.  Measured by Diversity Lab, a data company that leverages research and behavior, ...
Press Releases
10/14/19
Chris Leonard Featured on “Minnesota 500” List as One of the State’s Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in 2019
Congratulations to Chris Leonard, Merchant & Gould’s Chairman, CEO and Managing Director, who was just recognized by Minnesota Monthly magazine on its “Minnesota 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders” list, named as one of Minnesota’s ...
Press Releases
10/7/19
Merchant & Gould Welcome Three Attorneys
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome three attorneys to its legal tem, spanning two offices.  The new hires include Rachel Hammond and Zach Kachmer in Denver, and Lindsay Jones in Minneapolis.“These three attorneys bring IP experience in growing ...
Events
10/1/19
Implicit Bias: How It Affects the Legal Profession and How to Fix It
Please join for a presentation and discussion on “Implicit Bias: How It Affects the Legal Profession and How to Fix It.” Greene Espel attorney Sybil Dunlop will present and facilitate a discussion on Implicit Bias based on race, gender, ...
News Alerts
9/26/19
Heather Kliebenstein and other panel members, discuss “Ethics: Litigation Funding”
Ethics: Litigation Finance Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Marriot Marquis | 901 Massachusetts Ave | Washington D.C.  The Panel Discussion will Include:  The intersection ...
Press Releases
9/16/19
Merchant & Gould Welcomes New Patent Agent to Its Minneapolis Office
Merchant & Gould welcomes Jun Ma, Ph.D., to its Minneapolis office, as a patent agent with more than 10 years of product and scientific experience.  He will support attorneys with his technical background, while also attending law school.Prior to ...
Press Releases
9/12/19
Merchant & Gould Proudly Supports Equal Access to Justice
Merchant & Gould proudly supports the work of Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN), a Minneapolis nonprofit that connects volunteer lawyers with Minnesotans in need.  VLN facilitates training and volunteer opportunities for attorney volunteers across Minnesota.  ...
Press Releases
8/19/19
Merchant & Gould Welcomes New Associate to Its Atlanta Office
Merchant & Gould is excited to welcome Leo R. Wen, Ph.D., as its newest associate in the Atlanta office.  He will bring his patent prosecution experience to the Electrical & Software Group.Wen’s practice focuses on the prosecution of patents ...
Press Releases
8/12/19
Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named Best Lawyers© 2020
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-reviewed surveys in which lawyers confidentially ...
Press Releases
8/5/19
Inside Merchant & Gould’s New Office in Downtown Minneapolis
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, relocated its office today to a more collaborative space that’s better suited for its current practice, innovative culture, future growth and ongoing client ...
Events
7/11/19
On the Cutting Edge: Updates on Patent Law, Data Privacy, and E-Commerce
3-Minute Case Summaries: A fast-paced and energetic update on recent case law developments important to patent litigation from ten select cases. Brand Protection Update: Hear an update on trends and cases related to online brand protection, including ...
Events
7/11/19
Online Platforms, Marketing and Brand Protection Strategies
Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Overview: Hear update on trends and cases related to online brand protection, including updates on copyright laws, trademark strategies, and anti-counterfeiting strategies. We will also provide an update ...