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Fredrikson shareholders, Cynthia A. Moyer, Laura L. Myers, Courtney A. H. Thompson, John Pickerill and Ann Dunn Wessberg have been named in the 2024 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000) (registration required to view rankings). The publication recognizes the top 1000 trademark attorneys in the world and firms that are deemed outstanding in the trademark practice. Fredrikson is one of two Minnesota firms to receive gold band recognition.

“Business-focused Fredrikson & Byron houses an impressive roster of trademark professionals,” states the WTR 1000, noting that Fredrikson serves clients across the U.S. and the world.

Moyer, chair of Fredrikson’s Trademarks & Copyrights Group, earned high marks from clients, evidenced by her dedication “to continuous learning in order to best understand her clients’ organizations and what they need,” remarks the WTR 1000. The publication comments about Moyer’s portfolio which spans industries and how she represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Myers is known for her skilled litigation, ranked in trademark enforcement and the WTR 1000 commended her for “representing Comerica Bank as the personal representative of the estate of singer Prince Rogers Nelson, to protect against the registering of infringing trademarks.”

Pickerill, chair of the firm’s Advertising & Marketing Group, is known for having a depth of experience and significant branding acumen. The WTR 1000 praises him for his understanding of the realities of trademark prosecution and states, “as highlighted in a recent case where he protected the trade dress mark of the color teal for Hormel Foods Corporation.”

Thompson is highlighted by the WTR 1000 for managing a noteworthy docket of trademark registrations and applications for clients in several industries.

Wessberg earned a gold rating in Minnesota for prosecution. The WTR 1000 emphasized her trademark portfolio management, and noted, “she draws on prior in-house experience to expertly understand the trials and needs of her clientele, particularly in the manufacturing and retail industries.”

The WTR 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. Focusing exclusively on trademark practice, it has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. This year, its full-time performance data team received record levels of submissions, conducted hours of face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients over a four-month period.  

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 375+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Ames, Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Madison, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.

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