WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 18, 2011) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a leader in intellectual property prosecution, transactions and litigation, is pleased to announce that the Firm was once again ranked among the top 20 law firms in a joint report on the “Top 100 Trademark Law Firms” published by World Trademark Review and Corporation Service Company. McDermott ranked 19th based on filing volume, with a total of 526 applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2010.
The “Top 100 Trademark Law Firm” rankings are determined by the number of USPTO applications submitted during the calendar year for 2010 in which a firm is listed as the legal representative.
“We are extremely proud of the strategic work our trademark attorneys have done over the course of the past year. We continue to increase our footprint in U.S. trademark filings, which reflects increasing client demand for proper trademark protection,” said Mark Itri, head of the Firm’s IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group.
“McDermott’s trademark lawyers are dedicated to protecting what are often its clients’ most prized assets around the world – their brand names, identity and reputation. The Firm’s efforts are driven by the importance of each matter to its clients, and our lawyers understand that resolving issues relating to clearance and registration of an important new brand name today can be just as critical as representing and securing our clients’ rights in the courtroom tomorrow,” said Joanne Ludovici-Lint, leader of the Firm’s global Trademark Practice group.
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, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.