Asheville, NC – The McGuire Wood & Bissette law firm is pleased to announce that Rebecca Crandall, an N.C. Board Certified Trademark Attorney has joined the firm. Ms. Crandall is currently the only attorney in Western North Carolina to hold the designation as a certified trademark lawyer. She has more than 10 years of experience representing clients in state and federal courts in cases involving claims of IP infringement as well as related business torts. As a registered patent attorney, she will offer legal services in patent preparation and prosecution. She has represented clients in domain name disputes, including ICANN proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum.
“The firm’s attorneys and staff are excited to add to our Intellectual Property law section. Including a certified trademark and patent lawyer to the firm ensures that we are providing services that our corporate and business clients need. We welcome her to the firm.” said Sabrina Rockoff, Partner with McGuire Wood & Bissette P.A.
Ms. Crandall earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Converse College and graduated cum laude in 2001. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, cum laude in 2004. Crandall will continue advising clients in trademark clearance and licensing and representation before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. She will also offer her legal experience in drafting franchise disclosure documents and franchise litigation matters as well.
McGuire, Wood & Bissette has been a pillar of the Western North Carolina community since 1894. Our attorneys provide practical legal advice with personal, responsive service. We have always been committed and remain so, to this community, this state and this region. In the roles we each play as professionals, in our families and in our communities, we have an intense desire to give back to this region and see it thrive. You will find that dedication evident in the service you receive as well as throughout the community we serve.
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