WASHINGTON, DC - McDermott Will & Emery was identified as trademark counsel for three of the Fortune Global 50 companies, as published by IP Worldwide in its November 2002 issue. McDermott Will & Emery's Trademark Practice tied for second-place for most prosecution mentions among the Global 50 companies. The survey listed the Firm as trademark prosecution counsel for Bank of America, Hitachi and Sumitomo.
"Our IP work for leading international companies defines the reach of the Firm's Trademark Practice as truly global, demonstrating our capability to provide trademark protection in the global market for major multinationals with widespread interests, regardless of their home jurisdiction," commented Robert Zelnick, leader of the Firm's Trademark Practice.
The Intellectual Property Department of McDermott, Will & Emery currently numbers nearly 150 IP lawyers and patent agents. Our IP lawyers engage in various aspects of IP work, including litigation, patents, trade dress, trademarks, trade secrets, advertising and marketing, computer and internet law, copyrights, legislation, unfair competition and asset management. The Firm's trademark lawyers were responsible for more than 250 trademark registrations issued in 2001, ranking us among the top 50 trademark firms in the United States by Intellectual Property Today.
IP Worldwide surveyed Fortune's Global 50 companies, asking them to identify their trademark litigation and trademark prosecution counsel. In addition, the publication's researchers reviewed recent trademark cases in U.S. federal courts, U.S. trademark administrative decisions, and U.S. trademark registrations and applications to compile respective counsel for the global companies.