WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that the Firm ranked as a leading U.S. copyright firm in Managing Intellectual Property's World IP Survey (April 2008). In addition to the Firm's high ranking on a global level, the survey also specifically recognizes the strength of the Firm's West Coast copyright practice in its regional rankings.
"Our copyright and IP attorneys are talented, well trained and have worked on important matters for major companies and industry associations. As part of our full-service IP practice, the Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes well-regarded copyright and trademark practices with global reach," commented Terrence P. McMahon, head of McDermott's worldwide Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.
In March, McDermott Will & Emery's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department was ranked as a leading U.S. firm for trademark contentious work and trademark prosecution and counseling in Managing Intellectual Property's World IP Survey (March 2008).
For the first time, the World IP Survey ranks the leading firms for copyright work in 16 of the world's most important IP markets. The results of the survey are based on interviews with hundreds of practitioners and in-house counsel worldwide and reveal which firms are rated by their peers for the strength of their expertise and the depth of their ability to service clients. The rankings were the result of interviews and research conducted between September 2007 and January 2008 across 65 jurisdictions.
McDermott’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology lawyers represent clients in the entertainment, computer software and publishing industries. Our litigators have been responsible for handling high profile cases relating to cutting edge issues and have represented the major entertainment companies in copyright matters at trial and before appellate courts. The Firm's copyright practice has focused for years on matters affecting the motion picture, music, and computer software industries.