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Fredrikson & Byron is pleased to announce that Stephen Bergerson, Lora Mitchell Friedemann and John Pickerill were recognized in the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). WTR 1000 is the only standalone ranking publication that focuses exclusively on the world’s leading trademark professionals and firms in over 60 countries and regions.

Fredrikson’s Intellectual Property Group earned WTR 1000’s silver band. “Contentious suits” are said to be a “key strength of the large ensemble.”

Steve Bergerson, who founded the firm’s Advertising, Marketing and Trademark Group in 1990, was characterized as “renowned,” and noted for combining “his sterling branding expertise and advertising nous to great effect.”

Lora Mitchell Friedemann, co-chair of the Intellectual Property Ligation Group, was noted for having “a great reputation on disputes.” She was praised for being “a very accomplished advocate and a fine orator”.

John Pickerill, chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Trademark Group, was said to “attract worldwide plaudits.” The WTR 1000 rankings called him “resourceful and commercially minded” as he “heads up the advertising, marketing and trademark unit.”

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has 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. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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