WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2012) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP and five partners have been named among the world’s best trademark firms and practitioners by World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) rankings. This is the second year that WTR has ranked firms, and it is the second year in a row that McDermott has been recognized by WTR for its breadth and depth of experience in the global trademark arena as well as its deep bench of legal talent.
The WTR 1000 is produced by World Trademark Review (WTR), the only independent publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues, trademark practices and trademark practitioners. The WTR 1000 rankings are based on extensive interviews with practitioners and clients.
McDermott was cited for the Firm’s overall strength in trademark matters (including litigation, prosecution and strategy) both nationally as well as in the District of Columbia and Illinois, with the McDermott London practice also winning high recognition. The five recognized McDermott practitioners are, for the second year in a row, partners John J. Dabney (Washington, D.C.), Joanne Ludovici-Lint (Washington, D.C.), Hiroshi Sheraton (London) and Robert W. Zelnick (Washington, D.C.), and newcomer Jennifer M. Mikulina (Chicago). The Firm’s attorneys were singled out for “in-depth knowledge of litigation and administrative proceedings” as well as their “global outlook” and “excellent client service.”
“It is extremely gratifying for McDermott to be honored once again as a leader in this year’s WTR 1000 rankings,” said Joanne Ludovici-Lint, partner and head of McDermott’s global trademark prosecution practice. “McDermott has cultivated a strong international team of trademark specialists who develop and implement global filing and protection programs, and devise complex brand disposition arrangements, in every region of the world.”
"We are very proud to be recognized once again as among the best trademark litigation firms in the United States and the world," said John Dabney, partner and head of McDermott’s global trademark litigation practice. "We aggressively prosecute and defend against trademark and trade dress infringement claims on behalf of our clients in every region of the world. The experience and geographic reach of our trademark enforcement team and the results that they have obtained have helped make McDermott one of the premiere, go-to law firms for global trademark disputes."
McDermott possesses one of the strongest and most active full-service, global trademark practices in the world. McDermott’s highly regarded trademark lawyers advise clients on the global development, protection, acquisition, enforcement and leveraging of the world’s leading brands on a daily basis and offer clients both established and innovative methods of protecting and enforcing the results of their branding efforts.
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.