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Wood Herron & Evans Attorneys Win National Accolades

Wood Herron & Evans LLP attorneys Stephen Gillen of Columbia Tusculum, Kenneth Germain of Symmes Township, Lori Krafte of Anderson Township, Greg Lunn of Fort Mitchell and Kathryn Smith of Park Hills recently received national recognition for their work in IP law from leading and recognized organizations in the legal market including Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, World Trademark Review (WTR) and Who's Who Legal. These attorneys have been recognized for their expert practice of various aspects of intellectual property law. 

Chambers USA Rankings
Chambers USA's recent rankings of legal professionals included individual recognition for Germain, Gillen, Krafte and Lunn. The publication recognized the firm's experienced bench of practitioners and the strength of the team's patent preparation and prosecution abilities.

The report highlights Germain's 45 years of experience and describes him as "a veteran IP practitioner." It goes on to note that fellow practitioners hailed Gillen as an "exquisite copyright lawyer" and highlights his excellent track record in the field. Krafte's individual write-up included plaudits for her broad skills in copyright, trademark and data security work, with clients describing her as "a business-focused and excellent trademark attorney." With expertise in the chemicals sector, Lunn garners accolades for his "very thorough" approach and sources described him as "an excellent patent lawyer."

Since 1990, Chambers has published guides and directories to the legal profession. The company identifies and ranks the world's best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research. Chambers uses phone interviews with thousands of attorneys and clients to identify lawyers and law firms that demonstrate qualities most valued by clients, such as legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence and commitment.

World Trademark Review
In the 2018 World Trademark Review 1000, Germain, Krafte and Smith join an exclusive list of leading national and international trademark practitioners from around the world. The WTR 1000 is a research directory focused exclusively on the top trademark practices and practitioners. The directory has firmly established itself as the definitive resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Covering more than 70 jurisdictions worldwide, the WTR 1000 research project focuses on identifying leading private practice firms and individuals from across the globe.

The rankings recognized the Cincinnati-based trio for counseling clients with stellar IP advice and strength. The WTR 1000 applauds Wood Herron & Evans LLP for its "fine-tuned understanding of advertising, media and contract law [ensuring] holistic counselling and the adroit handling of multifaceted cases." Germain is described as an "undisputed expert." It also points out his work providing expert testimony in high-stakes suits. Smith is recognized as a "client favorite" who forges custom-fit strategies to protect the brands she represents. Krafte is newly featured to the rankings and described as an "excellent all-round trademark lawyer with impressive know-how in advertising matters."

Who's Who Legal: The Latest Legal News, Research and Legal Profiles
Germain was identified one of the foremost legal practitioners in trademark law by Who's Who Legal and is listed in the 2018 directory. He is one of only three Ohio attorneys recognized.

Since 1996, Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based on comprehensive, independent research. The website features over 24,000 of the world's leading private practice lawyers and 2,500 consulting experts from over 150 national jurisdictions.


Located in the heart of the downtown business district in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wood Herron & Evans, currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, represents leaders in science and industry worldwide (including Fortune 500 companies), providing services to help protect the intellectual property assets of its clients, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyrights and providing advice and assistance in advertising, privacy, media defense, internet, information technology and licensing.

Contributed By: Peter Osborne 

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