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Laurence Roy Hefter

Laurence Roy Hefter, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1964, New York 1967, District of Columbia 1973. Named one of best lawyers in intellectual property law, Best Lawyers in American, 2005-2009.


  • Hefter, Laurence Roy was born on October 13, 1935 in New York City. Son of Charles S. and Rose (Postal) Hefter.

  • Education

    • Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1957. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1960. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1964.


    • Instructor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1957-1959. Patent engineer General Electric Company, Washington, 1959-1963. Senior patent attorney Atlantic Research Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, 1963-1966.

      Member firm Ryder, McAulay & Hefter, New York City, 1970-1973, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, since 1973. Professorial lecturer trademark law George Washington University, 1981-1990. Member advisory committee United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1988-1992, Trademark Review Commission, 1986-1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1964, New York 1967, District of Columbia 1973.


    Board governors Brand Names Educational Foundation, 2001-2005. Member American Bar Association (chairman patent office affairs committee patent, trademark and copyright section 1976-1980, unfair competition committee 1980-1981, governing committee franchise forum 1994-1997), New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association (director patent, trademark and copyright section 1976-1978), International Bar Association (chairman trademark committee 1986-1990), American Patent Law Association (chairman trademark committee 1979-1981, director 1981-1984), United States Trademark Association (director 1982-1984), Order of Coif, Alpha Epsilon Pi.


    • Married Jacqulyn Maureen Miller, June 13, 1957. Children: Jeffrey Scott, Sue-Anne.
    • father: Charles S. Hefter
    • mother: Rose (Postal) Hefter
    • spouse: Jacqulyn Maureen Miller
    • children: Jeffrey Scott Hefter
    • Sue-Anne Hefter
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    Born October 13, 1935