WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2011) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to note that the Firm and some six partners have been named to the list of the world’s leading trademark attorney firms and practitioners in the inaugural World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) rankings. The WTR 1000 is produced by World Trademark Review, a leading independent publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues, and is the first and only standalone ranking publication to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners.
Specifically, McDermott was cited for the Firm’s overall strength in trademark matters in three different United States jurisdictions including California, the District of Columbia and Illinois, with the McDermott London practice also winning recognition. The six listed McDermott practitioners on both the trademark litigation and non-contentious sides include Jorge Arciniega (Los Angeles), John Dabney (Washington, D.C.), Margaret Duncan (Chicago), Joanne Ludovici-Lint (Washington, D.C.), Robert Zelnick (Washington, D.C.). Senior associate and European trademark attorney Cheng Foong Tan (London) was also mentioned for her work at the Firm.
“We are delighted to be recognized worldwide as leading-edge and trusted legal advisers in this inaugural set of rankings from such a highly respected and recognized source in our industry,” said Mark J. Itri, partner and head of McDermott’s Intellectual Property Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group. “On behalf of the Firm, we congratulate the McDermott attorneys ranked in this survey for their leadership and focus on building the Firm’s strong reputation in the global trademark field.”
The WTR 1000 research covered more than 50 key jurisdictions and identifies the leading practitioners and their firms in both contentious and non-contentious work. Over three months, WTR conducted telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients involved with trademarks. Individuals qualify for a ranking in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work they are typically instructed on.
With 185 attorneys around the world, McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice is renowned for its broad trial, appellate and prosecution experience. More than 125 members of McDermott’s intellectual property team hold technical and/or scientific degrees and more than 100 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice includes numerous lawyers with valuable industry experience as well as former USPTO examiners and petition specialists.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.