Andrew Ehard Named 2016 Client Choice Award Winner

February 17, 2016

Merchant & Gould is delighted to announce that attorney Andrew Ehard has received a Client Choice Award from Lexology for the third year in a row. Andy is the exclusive winner of the Client Choice Awards 2016 Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for Minnesota.

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. Research for the award involves feedback from and interviews with in-house counsel on the quality of service provided by attorneys and firms. This year, Lexology received over 2,500 nominations.

Andy represents and counsels significant brand holders in the management of their global trademark portfolios and the selection, clearance, and registration of new brands. He also represents clients involved in domestic and foreign trademark oppositions and cancelation proceedings. Before joining Merchant & Gould, Andrew developed a high level of experience in the area of trademark clearance as the Director of Intellectual Property Services with the trademark research and brand protection company NameProtect Inc. As a Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he prosecuted more than 5,000 applications.

About Client Choice
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focuses on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can be nominated only by corporate counsel.

About Lexology
Launched in 2007, Lexology is a daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles and blogs delivered to the desktops of senior business lawyers worldwide. Lexology has built a unique audience of over 260,000 subscribers, over 60% of whom are in-house corporate counsel representing the vast majority of Fortune 500, FT Global 500 and FT Euro 500 companies - including all members of the Association of Corporate Counsel. www.Lexology.com

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