McAndrews Ranks among the Top Firms for Most Secured U.S. Design Patents


McAndrews, Held & Malloy, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property and technology law firms, and one of the most sought-after design rights firms in the United States, earned recognition for being in the highest tier of law firms that secured the most U.S. design patents for its clients in 2016.

The design patent lawyers at McAndrews focus on securing design rights that further its clients’ business goals within the United States, as well as abroad. For clients that range from a multinational electronics and technology company to cutting-edge fashion designers, McAndrews gives each application the same levels of attention, dedication and precision to develop the most strategic, enforceable, and sustainable design protection.

“We are proud of this achievement and most grateful to our clients who continue to call upon us to deliver design patent prosecution strategies for market preservation, and provide counsel for avoiding design patent infringement,” said Christopher V. Carani, partner at McAndrews, and a leading international authority on design law. “McAndrews has a long and storied history of being thought leaders in the field of design rights. While I am proud of the high volume of design rights we were able to secure for our clients, I am most proud of quality of the strategic rights secured.”

McAndrews has devised and implemented design right prosecution and enforcement strategies for a wide variety of clients, which enables the firm to leverage successful claiming techniques across its industry focus areas and practice groups. McAndrews has secured U.S. design rights for some of the world’s largest companies in industries that include consumer electronics; housewares and appliances; graphical user interfaces and software-related animations; medical devices; furniture; footwear and apparel; fashion, jewelry and accessories; tools and hardware; automotive; packaging; bottles and containers; toys and games; and sporting goods.

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