Wolf Greenfield Welcomes John Welch to Trademark and Copyright Practice

  • June 22, 2015
Intellectual property law firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. today announced John L. Welch has joined the firm as Counsel. Mr. Welch becomes a member of the firm’s prominent Trademark Group, where his decades of experience leading patent, trademark, copyright prosecution and litigation matters across the country will benefit Wolf Greenfield’s world-class clients.

Mr. Welch is a frequent author and lecturer on trademark law, and particularly on the procedure and jurisprudence of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is the founder and publisher of The TTABlog, one of the longest running and most respected trademark-focused blogs. In addition, he has won numerous awards for contributions to his field and client success, including being named to World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2012-2015 as well as one of New England’s “Super Lawyers” in the field of intellectual property 2004-2014. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, he served as counsel in the Trademark and Copyright Group at the law firm Lando & Anastasi.

“As a leading voice on trademark law, John brings an exceptional level of industry expertise and legal acumen that complements our firm’s rigorous standards,” said Doug Wolf, shareholder and chair of Wolf Greenfield’s Trademark and Copyright Group. “John is one of the most highly respected attorneys in his field, handling hundreds of proceedings before the TTAB and providing valuable perspectives in his frequent publications, industry lectures and his blog. We look forward to collaborating with him on current and future client cases.

“It is an honor to be joining such an established and renowned team as Wolf Greenfield’s Trademark and Copyright Group,” said Mr. Welch. “Wolf Greenfield’s reputation as a forward-thinking, client-centric firm is recognized across New England, the country and around the world. I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s success by continuing to advise clients on trademark, copyright, and patent counseling and litigation matters.

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a designation indicating that his peers rank him at the highest level, Mr. Welch has managed international trademark portfolios for a number of major companies and has obtained numerous utility and design patents for clients in a variety of industries including computer hardware and software. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Illinois, he is a member of the board of editors of The Trademark Reporter and co-chair of the Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association.

About Wolf Greenfield

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is the largest New England-based law firm focused solely on intellectual property (IP) law. The firm’s lawyers are technical and legal specialists at the forefront of their fields supporting leading companies, inventors, and research facilities with a full range of intellectual property portfolio management including patent, copyright and trademark acquisition, prosecution and litigation; opinions and strategic counseling; trade dress protection; intellectual property audits and due diligence; and licensing and other issues related to commercialization of intellectual property. Now in its ninth decade, Wolf Greenfield continues to represent innovators in the fields of biotechnology, chemical & materials technologies, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, electrical & computer technologies, mechanical technologies, medical devices, and consumer products.