WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2013) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP and nine of the Firm’s partners have been named among the world’s best trademark firms and practitioners in the third annual World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) produced by World Trademark Review.
This is the third year in a row that McDermott has been recognized by WTR for its strong reputation in the global trademark field and growing bench of legal talent across multiple jurisdictions. McDermott added four new partners to this year’s individual rankings as well as a new state ranking for California.
Specifically, McDermott was ranked for the Firm's overall strength in trademark matters including litigation, prosecution and strategy, both nationally as well as in the District of Columbia, California and Illinois. McDermott’s London practice was also singled out for high recognition. The WTR reported that McDermott’s “full service group provides all-round excellence and a collaborative, effective team approach to an illustrious client base.”
The nine McDermott practitioners recognized for their work are, for the third year in a row, John J. Dabney (Washington, D.C.), Joanne Ludovici (Washington, D.C.), Robert W. Zelnick (Washington, D.C.). McDermott’s Jennifer M. Mikulina was recognized for the second year in a row in addition to newcomers Jorge R. Arciniega (Los Angeles), Margaret M. Duncan (Chicago), Richard Y. Kim (Washington, D.C.) and Rohan Massey (London).
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 written submissions and extensive interviews with practitioners and clients.
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 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.