McDermott Ranked by World Trademark Review 1000 for Tenth Consecutive Year


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been recognized for the tenth consecutive year by World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), the only standalone publication that recommends individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field. Clients and market commenters noted “McDermott’s brands team is firing on all cylinders right now,” which is reflected in this year’s impressive rankings.

The Trademark Group maintained its strong national rankings this year—many of the Firm’s individual lawyers moved up in the rankings and two lawyers made their debut on the list. Overall, McDermott’s practice is recognized as a leading player by WTR 1000 and is commended throughout the rankings for client service strength within prosecution & strategy as well as enforcement & litigation. The group’s representation runs the gamut from prosecution to brand protection, litigation and enforcement to IP commercialization and IP transactional matters. Across the board the team is noted for legal prowess and reputation in many different business sectors, including technology, block chain, food and beverage, life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

World Trademark Review noted the Firm’s excellence this year by highlighting comments about our lawyers’ efficiency, uniquely practical and hands-on approach, noting, “McDermott Will & Emery has perfected the art of effective cross-office collaboration and puts together nimble teams well suited to any brand-related task.”

They also commented on McDermott’s dedication to clients’ best commercial interests, reporting the Firm “is a magnet for multinationals with valuable brands requiring iron-clad protection and forward-thinking strategic management.”

Overall Firm rankings:

  • United States: National – Bronze Band
  • California in Prosecution and Strategy – Bronze Band
  • DC Metro Area in Enforcement and Litigation – Silver Band
  • Illinois in General Trademark – Silver Band

Gold-band ranked lawyers:

Other individual lawyer rankings:

  • John Dabney – Silver Band in Enforcement and Litigation (United States National)
  • Richard Kim – Silver Band in Prosecution and Strategy (DC Metro Area)
  • Christina Martini – Silver Band in Enforcement and Litigation (Illinois)
  • Robert Zelnick – Silver Band in Enforcement and Litigation (DC Metro Area)

McDermott also had two rising stars featured in the rankings: Sarah Bro in prosecution and strategy (California) and Mary Hallerman in enforcement and litigation (DC Metro Area).

The full World Trademark Review 1000 directory is available here.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

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