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Every so often, we get the nod from our colleagues and our community and we appreciate the kudos. For those of you who are interested in sharing our good news, here it is. Feel free to spread the word.

McGarry Bair Again Named Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

For the third consecutive year, McGarry Bair has earned the coveted accolade of being named a “Best Law Firm” for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. We continue to be deeply humbled and greatly honored to yet again receive a “Tier 1” ranking. Tier 1 firms like McGarry Bair are those that are persistently recognized for professional legal excellence. Such recognition is gleaned from ratings comments and reviews from a vast swath of clients and peers on over 600,000 law firms. We continue to be deeply grateful to our clients and peers for lifting McGarry Bair up as a pinnacle of excellence in the law.

John McGarry and Mary Bonnema Named as 2015 "Top Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law"

John McGarry and Mary Bonnema Named as 2015 "Top Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law"

About success, H. Jackson Brown Jr. said: "Don’t do anything that wouldn't make your mommy proud!" Well, we think that the moms of our very own John McGarry and Mary Bonnema would be very proud: very proud indeed. John and Mary were recently selected as "Top Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law," and will be listed in July’s Fortune Magazine and on CNNmoney.com. While we can't imagine a time when John and Mary's moms weren't proud of them, we bet our bottom dollar that this is one time in which they would be proud indeed. In 2015, for the second year in a row, Mary was selected as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law.

Fortune Names Mary Bonnema as a Woman Leader in the Law® for 2015 and Michigan Names her as 2015 Top Lawyer in Michigan

Good fortune sometimes nods her head our way. It did so this year when Fortune named our president and trademark pundit, Mary Bonnema, as one of the top rated Women Leaders in the Law for 2015. Michigan also recently named Mary as a 2015 Top Lawyer in Michigan, recognized for excellence and achievements in the Michigan legal community. Mary directs and oversees all of our clients’ domestic and international trademark portfolios; no small undertaking when your client base ranges from seasoned Fortune 500 companies to hipster start-ups. But then again, that’s what a leader does – she manages with finesse and flexibility. What good fortune that Fortune – and our home state - recognizes that.

McGarry Bair Again Named Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today for 2015

McGarry Bair Again Named Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today for 2015

We like re-dos, especially when they are accolades. For a repeat year, Intellectual Property Today honored McGarry Bair as a Top Patent Firm in the country. This recent honor is based on the number of utility patents we filed for our clients last year. This means we are hard at work. It also means we are ready to work hard for you. We’re happy to help you weave your way through the complex U.S. and foreign patent systems. Trust us. We’ve done it before.

McGarry Bair Named a Best Law Firm By U.S. News & World Report for 2015

McGarry Bair Named a Best Law Firm By U.S. News & World Report for 2015

Some accolades are truly humbling and a recognition by U.S. News & World Report is one of them. The U.S News & World Report honored McGarry Bair as a “Best Law Firm” for 2015. While it is our second consecutive year on this list, it is no small honor to receive a Tier 1 ranking. Only firms that are persistently recognized for professional legal excellence are on this list, and it is a list culled from ratings based on comments and reviews from a vast swath of clients and peers. With nearly 600,000 law firms in the running, we are deeply humbled and honored to receive this tremendous recognition. We are also deeply grateful to our clients and peers for hoisting McGarry Bair once again onto the shoulders of excellence.

McGarry Bair listed by Intellectual Property Today as a 2014 "Top Trademark Law Firm"

McGarry Bair listed by Intellectual Property Today as a 2014 "Top Trademark Law Firm"

The kudos for McGarry Bair keep rolling in! Once again, McGarry Bair has been listed a “Top Trademark Firm” by Intellectual Property Today for 2014. Intellectual Property Today’s list is comprised of those firms that obtained the most U.S. Trademark Registrations for their clients in 2013. We are delighted to be on this honored list and will wear this badge, as well as our others, with great pride!

McGarry Bair Named a U.S. News and World Report Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" for 2014

McGarry Bair Named a U.S. News and World Report Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" for 2014

Each year, US News & World Report conducts a rigorous evaluation to determine the best lawyers and law firms in the country. It bases its determination on client and lawyer evaluations, on peer reviews from leading attorneys, and on additional information obtained in a formal submission process. Many thanks to our clients and peers who identified us for this honor!

Mary Bonnema Receives AV Preeminent® Rating for Intellectual Property

Mary Bonnema Receives AV Preeminent® Rating for Intellectual Property

In the legal jungle, we like our people to swing at the top of the trees. So it is with Mary Bonnema, our trademark guru and law firm “Jungle Keeper.” Mary is now an AV Preeminent® lawyer in Intellectual Property by Martindale-Hubbell®. An AV Preeminent® rating is the highest Martindale rating for a lawyer in legal ability and ethical standards, a rating that is specifically based on peer reviews. We don’t think Martindale needed to go out on a limb for this one; we know Mary Bonnema is at the top.

McGarry Bair Named a Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today for 2014

McGarry Bair Named a Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today for 2014

2013 was a busy year for McGarry Bair. We rolled up our shirt sleeves and dug deep to get our clients ahead of the innovation curve by filing and prosecuting a myriad of patent applications. And, we are honored that Intellectual Property Today recognized our rigorous dedication by ranking McGarry Bair as a “Top Patent Firm” for 2014 based on the number of utility patents we filed for our clients last year. So, is your idea ready to go? If so, we’ve helped countless clients through the complex U.S. and foreign patent systems many times before, and we’re ready to help you too.

Mary Bonnema named one of “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” for 2014

Mary Bonnema named one of “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” for 2014

Calm leadership and a curious wit can apparently influence one’s way to the top. Mary Bonnema, our President and CEO, was selected by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” for 2014. Mary was selected for this honor by a panel of judges reviewing hundreds of nominations, making follow-up phone calls, and asking a myriad of questions. Join us in congratulating Mary for her outstanding achievement! Check out the nominees here!

Mary Bonnema Receives 2014 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyer’s Recognition

Sometimes our people just hit a sweet spot. Mary Bonnema, our President and resident trademark guru, was not only just recently recognized as one of West Michigan’s Top 50 Most Influential Women; she was also just recently recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® as a member of the Bar Register for Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2014. We’d say that this is just another notch on her lipstick case, but she doesn’t own one. In any event, we are pretty happy for her, and for us.

McGarry Bair again named a "Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies" by Fortune Magazine

McGarry Bair again named a "Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies" by Fortune Magazine

For the sixth year in a row, Fortune magazine listed McGarry Bair as a "Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies." Fortune's determination of the Go-To firms was based on information and data gathered directly from Fortune 500® company's General Counsel.  Thanks to our clients for this tremendous accolade and recommendation!

John McGarry Named in Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition

John McGarry Named in Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition

Seasoning, wisdom, and experience certainly pay off in our field. There is no better evidence of this than our very own John McGarry being named by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition for his work in intellectual property law.  John was selected for this honor after an exhaustive peer-review survey of top attorneys throughout the country.  Join us in congratulating John for his outstanding achievement, and for being a Best Lawyer in America!

Respect the Art®

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McGarry Bair's life blood is protecting the creative work of others. That's why McGarry Bair has adopted the Respect the Art® mantra for its legal services. In order to effectively protect the creative life-work of others, you have to respect it; that means you need to understand it, assimilate it, and appreciate it. We try to do this everyday. Our "Respect the Art" tagline is a constant reminder about what we do and why. We hope you will join McGarry Bair and its determination to "Respect the Art."