WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2005) — McDermott Will & Emery's Trademark Practice ranked 17th in Intellectual Property Today's latest "Top Trademark Firms" survey (May 2005). With 441 trademark registrations secured for clients in 2004, a 38% increase from 2003, the Firm ranked in the top 5 percent among 330 U.S. law firms with trademark practices.
"This recognition is a direct result of our commitment to continued expansion in the area of intellectual property law, in particular trademark law," commented Robert Zelnick, head of McDermott’s Trademark Practice Group. "The strength of our trademark practice within a full-service global law firm is clearly evident as we are ranked in the top 5 percent among both general service and boutique firms."
McDermott's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department has one of the largest groups of trademark lawyers who are dedicated full-time to practice issues related to the selection, protection and enforcement of trademarks. The Firm's trademark practice, which spans major U.S. cities as well as London, Milan and Munich, includes more than 30 trademark lawyers and other dedicated trademark professionals. The Firm's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 175 lawyers and patent agents working in all of our offices throughout the world. More than 120 members of our team hold technical and/or scientific degrees; 95 are patent bar members.