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Jonathan R. Wachs Hits Career Milestone with 1,000th USPTO Mark

For Immediate Release

Maple Lawn, MD | April 18, 2017 Jonathan R. Wachs, Chair of Offit Kurman’s Intellectual Property Group, is now the Attorney of Record for 1,000 trademark applications and registrations on file with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Wachs achieved the milestone earlier this month after submitting a client’s trademark application.

“It is a notable achievement for an attorney to be responsible for protecting one thousand marks,” said Offit Kurman Managing Partner Timothy Lynch. “By maintaining over 1,000 brands, Jon is in a great position to identify specific opportunities and problems in protecting each client’s name, logo or tag line.”

Over the course of his career, Mr. Wachs has advised, represented, and negotiated on the behalf of hundreds of clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial transactions, and outsourced legal departments. As an IP attorney, he works closely with clients to assess, develop, register, analyze, enforce, and transfer IP assets. As a business lawyer, he has successfully negotiated and completed several multimillion dollar business transactions, and has served as general counsel to numerous businesses and organizations in various industries.

“I am so honored our clients allow me to protect what is undoubtedly one of their most precious assets – their own name,” said Mr. Wachs.  “The experience of protecting 1,000 marks only strengthens our commitment and ability to deliver cost-effective and customized attention to each of our trademark clients.”

Mr. Wachs also co-manages New Paradigm Counsel, a service through which Offit Kurman delivers outsourced legal departments. Additionally, he is a Co-Founder of the firm’s Cannabis Law Group, which provides full-service legal counsel for the U.S. cannabis industry.  He can be reached by e-mail at and by phone at (301) 575-0302.




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