Stephen Baird

, ’86 BSPh, JD


Steve Baird has 25 years of experience in protecting the trademarks associated with brands. As chair of Winthrop & Weinstine’s intellectual property group, Baird represents brand owners of all different sizes, shapes, and industries. He has been listed as a Super Lawyer® every year for more than a dozen years, he has been named a top 100 Super Lawyer® in Minnesota, and he has been twice named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, most recently in 2013. He is also recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 for his distinction in the field of trademark law.

Baird regularly blogs about trademarks, marketing, and advertising through Winthrop & Weinstine’s award-winning DuetsBlog at In the short span of seven years, DuetsBlog, designed to bridge the gap between legal and marketing types, is consistently recognized as one of the top ten IP blogs throughout the world. In fact, Seth Godin recently praised Baird’s DuetsBlog writing and engagement in his Freelancer course on Udemy, calling the blog “brilliant,” “endlessly interesting,” and asking “If you need a trademark lawyer, who are you going to call? Some drone or your friend Steve?”