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Wood Herron & Evans at BLINK Cincinnati

Wood Herron & Evans attorney Tom Humphrey and Patent Illustrator Kevin Brenner, along with a group of Wood Herron & Evans clients, volunteered their time, resources, equipment, and ingenuity to build the golf cart characters that opened the BLINK Parade earlier this month.

Don't Let Your Trademark Rights Go up in Smoke! New Guidelines for Cannabis-Related Trademark Protection

As individual states have relaxed laws surrounding the cultivation, sale, and consumption of cannabis (i.e. marijuana), this multibillion-dollar industry has exploded with new products, services, and brands. However, federal law has made registration of those brands difficult, if not impossible, and inconsistent handling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has caused significant confusion over what can and cannot be registered. Now, the USPTO has issued new guidelines to clarify what cannabis-related products and services can be listed in federal trademark applications.

Textbook Publisher Mergers and Acquisitions: What Authors Need to Know

If you've been published (or simply signed, for that matter) by a US publisher in the last dozen years, there is a fair to excellent chance that the master to whom you are now answering is not the master to whom you indentured yourself when you signed your original publishing contract. Among the larger transactions:

11 Wood Herron & Evans Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Wood Herron & Evans is honored to announce that 11 of the firm's attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Our lawyers have continually been included in this elite listing.

Wood Herron & Evans Earns Band 3 Status in 2019 Chambers Rankings

For 2019, Wood Herron & Evans received a Band 3 rating from Chambers and Partners, with recommendations for patent preparation and prosecution abilities, and key sector expertise with regard to media and publishing, industrial, aerospace and wider technology sectors. In addition, Lori Krafte, Ken Germain, and Steve Gillen were singled out for special recognition. Ken Germain was again designated as a one of only two Senior Statespeople in Ohio. Steve Gillen was given another Band 1 rating, one of only two such ratings in Ohio. And Lori Krafte again received a Band 3 rating.

HCDC and Wood, Herron & Evans Partner to Celebrate Local Innovative Companies

Cincinnati, OH, March 20, 2019 - HCDC's Office of Innovation + Creativity (OIC) and Wood Herron & Evans (WH&E) are pleased to announce their partnership in connection with the upcoming Innovation & Technology Awards hosted by theCincinnati Business Courier. Wood Herron & Evans is a Gold Sponsor of the Innovation & Technology Awards while the OIC is a Community Partner Sponsor. The OIC is Hamilton County's innovation hub, fueling second stage business growth through targeted analytics, strategy, and connections.

Wood Herron & Evans Earns Band 3 Status in New Chambers Rankings

For 2018, Wood Herron & Evans received a Band 3 rating from Chambers and Partners, with recommendations for patent prosecution and preparation practice, and key sector expertise with regard to media and publishing, industrial, aerospace and wider technology sectors. In addition, Lori Krafte and Greg Lunn were singled out for special recognition. Ken Germain has been listed as one of the only two Senior Statespeople by Chambers and Partners. They also listed Steve Gillen as one of the only two lawyers ranked in Band 1 for intellectual property in Ohio.

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