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Fredrikson & Byron shareholders Ann Dunn Wessberg and Lora Friedemann were recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) in its 2021 Global Leaders list. The honorees featured in this year’s WTR Global Leaders list are recognized for their expertise and experience in creating, protecting, managing and enforcing essential brand rights, but also to their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients. To qualify for inclusion in WTR Global Leaders list, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the WTR 1000. The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on law firm trademark practices and practitioners, identifies the leading players in more than 80 key jurisdictions globally.

Helping clients build strong brands, avoid infringement and protect their brands, Wessberg has served as a trademark and copyright attorney in private practice and in-house for 25 years. Wessberg is uniquely familiar with business challenges in-house counsel face in terms of pressures on people, time and money. She actively enforces and defends trademarks and copyrights through correspondence, takedown notices, oppositions, cancellations and litigation. Although her clients are diverse, she has a strong focus in consumer-packaged goods and retail. Before joining Fredrikson & Byron, Wessberg served as chief trademark counsel to the second largest discount retailer in the United States.

Lora Friedemann is a skilled advocate often engaged to protect trademark assets in litigation.  Friedemann has represented blue chip companies in trademark, trade dress and copyright litigation in federal courts throughout the United States.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 300+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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