Donovan & Yee LLP Adds Two Partners
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Donovan & Yee LLP, a women-owned intellectual property boutique, has added two partners, Nancy J. Mertzel and Heather L. Heft.

Nancy Mertzel has over twenty years experience protecting brand names, products and content. She regularly handles disputes involving trademarks, domain names, copyrights and trade secrets. Additionally, she advises clients on trademark clearance, prosecution and licensing.

For over thirteen years, Heather Heft has practiced exclusively in the field of intellectual property law. She focuses on obtaining and protecting trademarks and copyrights worldwide. She advises clients in a variety of industries, including cosmetics, apparel, technology, and pharmaceuticals. Heather’s practice includes domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, and trademark licensing.


In today’s article at marketwire.com, Mary A. Donovan, co-founder of the firm, was quoted as saying: “Nancy’s substantial litigation experience makes her an exceptional addition to our team. Her entrepreneurial spirit, tech-savvy approach to lawyering, and client relationships will enhance our practice. Heather’s demonstrated ability to provide excellent client service made her election to partnership a no-brainer. She knows what clients expect, and has earned their trust and confidence.”

Since its founding in 1997, Donovan & Yee has been women-owned. The firm, located in New York city, has a top notch client base including large and small clients in many industries, including consumer goods, entertainment, and pharmaceuticals.

Donovan & Yee is a member of the National Association of Women and Minority Owned Law Firms and has been named a “go to” firm by Fortune 100 companies as reported in IP Law & Business.

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