Gwen Spurrier is a paralegal at Gray Plant Mooty and focuses in the area of intellectual property. She brings with her extensive experience in all aspects of IP law, both domestic and international, with a focus in the trademark area.
Gwen’s background in both corporate legal department and private law firm practice provides a broad range of experience that helps her understand a client’s needs and concerns. While in-house, she gained extensive experience managing the trademark portfolio for a Fortune 500 multinational corporation and later managed the IP portfolio for a mid-size international manufacturing company.
Having worked on both sides of the ‘fence’ she is tuned into efficient use of a client’s resources. Her background has provided her with the tools to work effectively with corporate marketing departments, providing a practical approach to blending the legal requirements for trademarks with the creative goals of the marketing departments. She has provided training to marketing departments and worked with business units to develop stronger IP strategies.
Gwen has shared her love of trademark law in the classroom as an instructor of Basic Trademark Law in an ABA-approved paralegal program for over seven years. She has been active with the International Trademark Association for several years, currently serving on the Trademark Administrator’s Committee as part of the Mentoring sub-committee. Gwen has also served as cochair of the IP Sectional of the Minnesota Paralegal Association, a position she held for over 10 years.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.