Merchant & Gould Hires “Client Choice” Award Winner as Partner in DC Office

February 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – (March 3, 2015) – Merchant & Gould, a leading intellectual property law firm, announced today that it hired Nancy Lutz, a recent Client Choice Award winner, as a partner in its Washington, DC office.

Ms. Lutz was the exclusive recipient of the 2015 Client Choice Award in the Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for Washington, DC. This prestigious award recognizes partners worldwide for excellent client service in terms of adding value to the clients’ business, as determined by surveying corporate counsel.

Ms. Lutz’s career involves protecting clients' trademarks, copyrights, and domain names, including the new gTLDs, on a global basis. She protects many well-known trademarks and has managed large, worldwide portfolios for companies in numerous industries, including sporting goods, apparel, telecommunications, and finance.

Ms. Lutz has filed and prosecuted trademarks in every jurisdiction in the world. She evaluates and counsels on purchases of intellectual property; supervises investigations of infringers; negotiates licenses and other agreements; and conducts due diligence reviews of intellectual property and handled contentious actions in many of them. She also represents clients in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in Uniform Domain Name Resolution actions.

 “We are pleased to have Nancy Lutz join Merchant & Gould as a partner,” said Brian Batzli, Managing Director and CEO of Merchant & Gould. “Nancy is a nationally recognized leader in trademark law and provides excellent service and value to her clients. She will be a great addition to our Washington, DC area office."