WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department was ranked among the leading trademark and copyright firms in Managing Intellectual Property's annual survey of the world's leading IP firms (March 2007). McDermott was recognized in the trademark prosecution section as well as in the combined trademark/copyright litigation section in the United States.
This annual survey ranks the leading IP firms in the world in the area of trademark and copyright, and only firms that were rated highly in the research were included in the rankings. The results of the survey are based on interviews with hundreds of companies and practitioners worldwide and reveal which firms are rated by their peers for the strength and the depth of their practice. The rankings were determined from the results of interviews and research conducted between September 2006 and January 2007 across 65 jurisdictions.
McDermott's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 215 lawyers and patent agents working throughout the world. More than 150 members of our team hold technical and/or scientific degrees; 95 are patent bar members. We represent the interests of a broad range of clients in numerous industries including life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, media and telecommunications, internet-based communications, processor design and fabrication, computer hardware and software, and design technology. The Firm's trademark lawyers are dedicated to protecting what are often our clients’ most prized assets around the world—their brand names, identity and reputation. Our trademark practice combines the talents of more than 30 professionals who focus all or much of their regular practice on trademark, unfair competition and related matters. Members of our practice are listed as leaders in their field in International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, Chambers Global and Chambers USA.