In the midst of a rapidly changing business landscape, Houston-based intellectual property (IP) law firm Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP continues to build momentum as its attorneys, patent agents and staff adapt to the needs of clients on three continents.
With seven established offices in the U.S., France, China, and Japan, the firm was well positioned when the COVID-19 pandemic arose earlier this year. The firm continued operations without interruption, assisting clients with patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and resolving unfair competition issues.
OBWB Managing Partner Jeffrey S. Bergman said, “When the pandemic hit, we already had the latest technologies in place to ensure efficient, paperless work among our attorneys, patent agents, and staff in multiple locations. The protocols we developed allowed us to transition easily to a 100-percent remote workforce. In the face of adversity, our firm has prospered, and in fact, grown significantly in 2020.”
On Oct. 1, the firm announced a name change from Osha Liang LLP to Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP (OBWB). This rebranding recognizes the outstanding contributions of Bergman and partners Yuichi Watanabe and Carlyn Burton since the retirement of former name partner Dr. Chyau Liang.
Firm founder and Global Chair Jonathan P. Osha said, “This change of name is a celebration of who the firm is today, not a reflection of any change in management or leadership. Our commitment to our clients remains the same: to provide high-quality, timely, and cost-effective IP services.”
Each of the OBWB name partners bring their own unique expertise and perspective to the firm’s leadership structure and international operations.
Osha added, “We started out from such humble beginnings and now we’re a multi-national firm. We are very proud of our team; collectively, our firm’s members speak 21 languages. We have individuals with exceptionally strong and diverse technical backgrounds. Our clients know that they can count on us to understand their issues and deliver results.”
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