New York, NY and Washington, DC – Mintz is pleased to share that the firm and three individual practitioners earned recognition in the 2022 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which recognizes top firms and practitioners globally that are deemed outstanding in trademark law. For the second consecutive year, Mintz was ranked in the United States: New York as a leading firm for both “Enforcement and Litigation” and “Prosecution and Strategy.”
In addition, Mintz Intellectual Property Members Susan Neuberger Weller, Founder and Chair of the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Practice who is based in Washington, D.C., and Michael R. Graif and Karen K. Won, both based in New York, are also recognized as leading practitioners. Notably, Ms. Weller and Mr. Graif earned silver bands for “Prosecution and Strategy” and “Enforcement and Litigation,” respectively. Furthermore, Mr. Graif and Ms. Won were recognized with bronze bands for their work in “Prosecution and Strategy.”
Mintz’s national Trademark & Copyright Practice focuses on a strategic and practical approach to its clients’ domestic and international trademark protection. The firm’s professionals advise clients on brand strategy, protect and manage domestic and international trademark portfolios, police and enforce against potential infringers, represent clients in disputes and litigation, and assist clients with due diligence and licensing. The team also advises on trade dress, copyright, domain name, right of publicity, false advertising, unfair competition, and other related issues such as requisite industry-specific regulatory approvals for brand names.
According to a client interviewed by WTR editors, Ms. Weller “is an authority on TTAB proceedings and represents her clients very effectively. She also manages international registration and renewal matters with great efficiency.” WTR states that Ms. Won “is an authority on pharmaceutical branding matters and many other trademark topics” and Mr. Graif is a leader in “guiding protection and enforcement strategy and helping rights holders to reap maximum business benefit from their intangible assets.”
Now in its twelfth year, the WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the world-class firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved over 1,700 telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe in over 80 jurisdictions.
View the full 2022 WTR 1000 rankings here.
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