News & Updates

Congratulations to the Firm’s 2021 Leadership in Law Honorees

November 9, 2021

Woodard is pleased to announce that Charles P. Schmal, Michael M. Morris and Ruth A. Rogers received 2021 Leadership in Law Awards by The Indiana Lawyer.  All three were nominated for their respective awards  for their client service, serving the community and their commitment to the legal profession.

Mr. Schmal has been named a Distinguished Barrister, Mr. Morris has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer and Ms. Rogers has been named a Legal Support Star. They were recognized  on Nov. 9 at an awards breakfast and are featured in a special Leadership in Law supplement.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

November 4, 2021

For the twelfth consecutive year, Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP has been ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. For 2022, Woodard received a Regional Tier 1 Ranking in the following practice areas:

• Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Litigation – Patent
• Patent Law
• Trademark Law

Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.


Spiro Bereveskos and Stephen E. Zlatos Celebrate 40th Anniversaries

October 26, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP attorneys Spiro Bereveskos and Stephen E. Zlatos celebrate their 40th anniversaries with the Firm today.

Both Mr. Bereveskos and Mr. Zlatos have distinguished themselves in the courtroom as aggressive, trial and appellate patent and intellectual property litigators. During the course of their careers, they have helped clients protect their ideas and market share in the U.S. and internationally.

In addition, Mr. Bereveskos and Mr. Zlatos have led the Firm’s litigation practice and mentored several attorneys. Please join us in thanking Mr. Bereveskos and Mr. Zlatos for their years of service to clients and the Firm.


Trademark Board Sustains Opposition, ruling in favor of AEROTREK aircraft

October 22, 2021

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board found that our client, Aerotrek IP Holdings, LLC, had established by a preponderance of the evidence that AeroTrek Applicant’s mark for its identified services so resembles Opposer’s AEROTREK mark in block letters for its goods as to be likely to cause confusion or mistake, or to deceive under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board found that the marks at issue are similar; that Opposer’s goods are related to Applicant’s services; that they would move in overlapping trade channels; and that they are offered to the same or overlapping classes of purchasers. Therefore, the opposition is sustained as to the likelihood of confusion claim and registration to our adversary is refused. Woodard Emhardt attorney, Dan Lueders, represented Aerotrek IP Holdings, LLC in their opposition to Aerotrek Flight Academy, LLC’s trademarks.


Celebrating NXG Youth Motorsports 15th Anniversary

October 19, 2021

We are proud to sponsor NXG Youth Motorsports and support NXG’s mission of preparing youth for success on and off the track. Our team is looking forward to helping NXG create pathways for youth to enter and succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Chuck Schmal presents Coach Rod Reid with a laptop, printer, generator and more to help NXG transition from a  manual scoring system to computer based system.


Ruth Rogers Named 2021 IndyBar Paralegal of the Year

October 5, 2021

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to share that Ruth Rogers was named 2021 IndyBar Paralegal of the Year.

Ms. Rogers was honored with the award at the IndyBar Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 5th at the Embassy Suites. Ms. Rogers has worked in the legal industry for more than 50 years. Ms. Rogers joined Woodard Emhardt in 1997 and is Manager of our “Formalities Department”. This centralizes: (a) interacting with our foreign law firm associates to obtain international patent and trademark rights; (b) complex docketing (U.S. and foreign); and, (c) quality control.

Ms. Rogers takes it upon herself to provide exceptional support and service to new attorneys and staff. She discerns quickly their individual needs and moves efficiently to provide key information, recommendations, or direction. Fondly known as the ‘go-to’ for most things foreign at our firm, Ms. Rogers receives calls regularly from international associates at law firms throughout the world.

In addition to her work as Manager of our Formalities Department, Ms. Rogers gives back to her community. Over the years, she has served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, choir director, and singles ministry coordinator (a ministry that provides insight into ‘single-ness’ for widows, divorcees, and individuals who’ve never been married) both in her home church and at a statewide level. Through these many activities with her church, Ms. Rogers has taken many “lost” people under her wings, especially children and young adults, all mostly not related to her.

Ms. Rogers is a key member of the Woodard Emhardt team and we thank her for her loyalty and dedication to our firm and the community. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Rogers on this well-deserved honor.


Athletes & Trademarks – What should athletes do to protect their name and logo?

October 4, 2021

Veteran Sports Attorney, Jill McBride Baxter, and Charlie Meyer discuss what athletes should do to protect their name or logo in the the context of NIL.  They talk about the ability (or inability) to use university marks in everything from pitches to content production, how/why a copyright lawsuit could be brought, and more in the podcast, Trademark Considerations for College Athletes. A helpful listen for athletes and agents alike.


Shane T. Moreillon Joins Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP

October 1, 2021

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that Shane Moreillon has joined the Firm as an associate.

Since 2020, Mr. Moreillon worked as a law clerk for the firm and will focus his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark preparation and prosecution covering a variety of technologies, including biochemical, chemical, medical device, mechanical, and software to protect clients’ innovations from competitors. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology, Mr. Moreillon gained valuable experience working for PPD, Inc., a global contract research organization, as an associate scientist performing complex analytical methods to analyze pharmaceutical compounds. He provided training to junior analysts and was responsible for 5S management tasks and writing non-conformances.

The Firm welcomes Mr. Moreillon to our team and looks forward to building on Woodard Emhardt’s history of protecting and defending client’s creative and intellectual assets.


Join Matt Gardlik at the IndyBar’s first-ever Tech Show

September 23, 2021

Matt will present, “Zoom Deposition & The Future of Virtual Court.” As our nation practices social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, jurisdictions across the country have encouraged attorneys to conduct depositions remotely. Matt will share experiences and considerations to account for when taking or defending a remote or virtual deposition.

As part of this full-day show, you’ll also hear from industry leaders on topics ranging from virtual court resources, time and billing software, digital marketing, virtual reception options, legal research and more. Representatives will also be on-site to demonstrate software and products.

For more information and to register for the Tech Show on October 15, visit: Indianapolis Bar Association


Thank you – Ask An IP Attorney at the Library

September 22, 2021

We were proud to be a part of the Ask an IP Attorney program hosted by The Indianapolis Public Library’s Patent & Trademark Resource Center and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. Our team enjoyed answering questions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property matters and appreciated the opportunity to serve the greater Indianapolis community.

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