About Us

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Baker and Rannells, PA is a full service Intellectual Property Law firm with nearly 80 years of history. The firm is headquartered in downtown Somerville, NJ, with additional offices in New York City and Guangzhou, China.

Our Motto:

Protecting Brilliance.

Our Story:

We are a boutique law firm that grew out of a practice founded by S. Stephen Baker in New York circa 1939. As a family aspires to pass on values of respect, honesty and protection, so too has S. Stephen Baker’s legacy been passed down to the second generation, his son – Stephen L. “Steve” Baker. In 1964, Steve Baker joined his father’s practice and was subsequently admitted to the bar in both New York and New Jersey in 1969 and 1970, respectively. Coincidentally, both father and son attended St. John’s University and set legal precedents in their own right, with over 100 leading cases which are still cited by courts, the USPTO and treatises.

In 1987, abiding with and strengthening our family culture, Steve’s brother-in-law John M. “Jack” Rannells joined the firm, bringing with him valuable knowledge in copyrights and entertainment law. Over the past several decades, growth flourished taking Steve’s two-person practice to a team of seventeen employees. Today, Baker and Rannells, P.A. is comprised of a family culture that not only represents us on a daily basis but embodies our historical philosophy of strong family values, as we represent you, our client.

Baker and Rannells, P.A. is recognized domestically and internationally as a leading Intellectual Property Law Firm, specializing in Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes, Music and Entertainment Law. We represent clients from a variety of industries including apparel, beverage, cosmetic, food, liquor, and entertainment. We welcome you to join our family.

Our Clients:

No client’s idea or business is too small! Baker and Rannells, P.A. provides the same prioritized attention to all clients. Our trademark and patent attorneys will assist you with registration, protection, defense and the practical application and exploitation of our clients’ rights in a professional manner. Our commitment to you is that we endeavor to provide professional representation, practical advice and services, at cost-effective rates.