Steve Baird has more than 25 years of experience in protecting the trademarks associated with brands. As chair of Winthrop & Weinstine’s intellectual property, trademark and brand protection groups, Steve represents brand owners of all different sizes, shapes, and industries. He has been listed as a Super Lawyer® every year for more than fifteen years, he has been named a top 100 Super Lawyer® in Minnesota, and he has been twice named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, most recently in 2013. Steve is also recognized in both Gold Bands of the World Trademark Review 1000 for his distinction in the field of trademark law, spanning trademark enforcement, litigation, prosecution, and strategy. He also has been recognized by IP Stars and Best Lawyers in America for more than five straight years. Steve regularly blogs about trademarks, marketing, and advertising through Winthrop & Weinstine’s award-winning DuetsBlog. Launched just over ten years ago, DuetsBlog is designed to facilitate a more graceful collaboration between legal and marketing types, and it is consistently recognized as one of the top ten IP blogs throughout the world. Steve has been recognized for the past two years by JD Supra as one of the top two thought leaders in the field of trademarks. In addition, Steve has earned top accolades from one of the world’s leading marketing guru’s and New York Times Best Selling Authors Seth Godin, who has consistently praised Steve’s DuetsBlog writing and engagement, calling it “brilliant,” “erudite,” “one of my favorite blogs,” “refreshing,” “endlessly interesting,” and asking “If you need a trademark lawyer, who are you going to call? Some drone or your friend Steve?”

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