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Hovey Williams Named One of the Top Trademark Firms by Intellectual Property Today

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Overland Park, KS -- The intellectual property (IP) law firm of Hovey Williams LLP was recently named one of the Top Trademark Firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today magazine. The firm ranked 44th on the list of 278 law firms and individuals throughout the U.S.

The list of the Top Trademark Firms was published in the May 2009 issue of Intellectual Property Today. The list was ranked according to the number of trademark registrations issued in 2008. Hovey Williams issued 355 trademarks in 2008, after issuing 329 in 2007 and 248 in 2006. This year marked the third consecutive year Hovey Williams has been named in the top 50, ranking 50th in 2007 and 32nd in 2006.

"Improving on last year’s ranking, especially considering the recent economic conditions, is a testament to the quality of work our attorneys provide, as well as the continually growing demand for intellectual property law," says Michael Elbein, Partner of Hovey Williams LLP. "We are proud of this accomplishment and look forward to improving our ranking again next year."

Established in 1994, Intellectual Property Today is a monthly magazine focusing on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law. The publication targets patent attorneys and agents, professionals, and executives in firms and companies providing products and services to the IP law industry. In addition to its annual Top Trademark Firms and Top Patent Firms issues, Intellectual Property Today features developments in cutting edge technology and their effects on IP law practice.

Founded in 1929, Hovey Williams LLP is an Intellectual Property law firm specializing in patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secret, and IP litigation. The firm’s practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office includes patent and trademark prosecution, appeals, oppositions, cancellations, and interferences. In addition, Hovey Williams has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, regional Courts of Appeal, the Federal Circuit for patent cases, and state courts. The firm’s team consists of more than 25 attorneys, including 12 partners, who collectively possess over 300 years of IP experience. For more information about Hovey Williams, visit

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