McDermott Recognized by World Trademark Review 1000 for 14th Consecutive Year - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Recognized by World Trademark Review 1000 for 14th Consecutive Year


February 13, 2024 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been recognized for the 14th consecutive year by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2024. As a leader in the space, McDermott’s trademark team is ranked in a number of categories and is recognized in locations of key strategic importance to clients, including Illinois and Washington, DC.

In Illinois, the Firm received a Silver Band for prosecution and strategy and a Bronze Band for enforcement and litigation. WTR highlighted that McDermott “delivers a full service from its Chicago office when it comes to trademark rights. From registration, counselling and prosecution to enforcement matters, clients are well supported by the team in Illinois.” Ranked lawyers in Illinois:

  • Christina Martini – Gold Band for prosecution and strategy, and Silver Band for enforcement and litigation. Christina, who serves as global head of the trademark prosecution and controversy practice group, received glowing reviews from a client who stated, “Tina is a star who stands out for the quality of her intellect, professionalism, and drive. I hold her advice in counselling and sophisticated transactions in high regard. She is brilliant and an expert in the trademark arena, which she continuously demonstrates in thought leadership. She is among the best of the very best. McDermott is a top law firm, and they certainly are better by Tina’s presence.”
  • Jennifer Mikulina – Gold Band for prosecution and strategy. Jennifer is described by WTR as “a well-seasoned trademark expert, with a significant depth of expertise in due diligence advice.” WTR further noted “that she assists in the management of trademark portfolio of a Japanese multinational electronics manufacturer, and acts as a trademark counsel to a global leader in cruises, events and transportation.”

In Washington, DC, the Firm received a Bronze Band for enforcement and litigation. One commentator said, “It is always an excellent experience working with McDermott. It consistently delivers top-tier legal services and has an outstanding reputation for handling trademark instructions.” The publication noted that “with nearly 100 dedicated IP professionals stationed across the United States and Europe, the outfit offers its patrons a wonderfully joined-up 360-degree brand service.” Ranked lawyers in the Washington, DC:

  • Eleanor Atkins – Bronze Band for prosecution and strategy, ranked for the first time this year. Eleanor is praised by a source for bringing “a unique skill set in terms of IP transactions” and for being “a go-to person for getting major deals across the line.” WTR further noted that “she also excels when counselling clients on trademark prosecution and portfolio management and works alongside Sarah Bro in California to guide the prosecution and enforcement strategy for a rapidly growing alcoholic beverage company.”
  • Robert Zelnick – Silver Band for enforcement and litigation. Robert is described as a “brand management maestro. He knows what it takes to build and maintain a strong brand and is a trusted adviser to a Japanese multinational electronics manufacturer.”

In California, Sarah Bro received a Bronze Band for prosecution and strategy.

The full World Trademark Review 1000 rankings are available here.


WTR is the world’s only independent daily news and information service dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is the only standalone research directory to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners.

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