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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wiemelt Knechtel ranked again among the "TOP TRADEMARK FIRMS" in the U.S. in the May, 2013 issue of Intellectual Property Today,

Wiemelt Knechtel was ranked among the "TOP TRADEMARK FIRMS" in the U.S. in the May 2013 issue of Intellectual Property Today, a monthly publication focused on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law.  Wiemelt Knechtel was also ranked among the "TOP PATENT FIRMS" in the U.S. in the March 2013, February 2012 and March 2010 issues of Intellectual Property Today.  Wiemelt Knechtel was also ranked among the "TOP TRADEMARK FIRMS" in the U.S. in the May 2012, May 2011, May 2010 and May 2009 issues of Intellectual Property Today.
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Why You Should Hire a Trademark Lawyer


A recent study indicates that hiring an experienced trademark attorney statistically gives you a much greater chance of successfully registering your trademark or service mark.

In “Do Trademark Lawyers Matter?” University of North Carolina School of Law faculty members Jon McClanahan and Deborah Gerhardt studied applications filed from 1985 to 2010 to determine whether having a trademark attorney makes a difference in getting your application approved by the USPTO.  The study concluded that yes, in fact, it does.  “These data suggest that the presence of a lawyer made a meaningful difference,” the researchers wrote. 

 The study found that inexperienced, non-attorney applicants’ chances for registration would have increased by 50 percent if they had used an attorney to file their application.

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