United States: Arizona


Ballard Spahr LLP
Bryan Cave LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Cutting through the bureaucracy of the Big Law model, compact but mighty boutique Bacal & Garrison Law Group offers the full range of trademark services with a highly personal touch. Prized for their efficiency, its practitioners offer custom-made, strategic guidance both domestically and abroad. The well-respected Glenn Spencer Bacal has cultivated a deep understanding of the Madrid system since its inception and manages hefty international portfolios with ease. He is “very diligent about protecting his clients’ rights, but when the situation requires, he can work with opposing counsel to figure out a solution that will work for both sides”. The firm was recently bolstered by the addition of the “superb” Sean Garrison, whose talent lies in catering to the diverse needs of financial services companies. As one client enthuses: “He is incredibly thoughtful with his counselling.”
Ballard Spahr LLP
Intellectual property remains a core strength for Ballard Spahr, as evidenced by its adroit handling of nearly 6,000 trademark registrations in the United States and abroad. It possesses wide-ranging expertise across all the spectrum, from tailored strategies for trademark and domain name registrations to the protection of non-traditional marks. Close collaboration with its offices on the East Coast adds an additional layer of sophistication to its offering. Brian LaCorte is the key player in Arizona.
Bryan Cave LLP
With outposts across the globe, Bryan Cave can draw on vast resources to ensure that the most suitable lawyers with optimal expertise are assigned to each case. Its broad IP practice is embodied in the “very bright” George Chen, “a patent attorney with a strong trademark practice, too. His demeanour and knowledge are both great”. Patrons can rest easy when entrusting him with multifaceted portfolios and cases, as his experience across the IP continuum allows him to swiftly and painlessly address any overlapping issues that may arise.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Early 2016 saw Lewis Roca Rothgerber merge with California law firm Christie, Parker & Hale – a move which has doubled its staff across all offices and cemented its position as “hands down one of the best in Arizona”. “It continues to be fantastic for trademark work and tops the list of firms with exceptionally strong practices.” Jennifer Van Kirk comes “highly recommended” for her impressive portfolio management practice, which has attracted a string of pre-eminent patrons – including a multibillion-dollar tool manufacturer and one of the world’s top spas. “She really knows her stuff and is superb with clients.” Van Kirk is joined by Flavia Campbell, “a highly competent trademark prosecutor and enforcer”. Previous experience as an IP lawyer in Brazil gives her a unique edge in dealing with foreign correspondents; it thus comes as no surprise that she has “a very strong client following”.
Snell & Wilmer LLP
The Grand Canyon State is Snell & Wilmer’s operational hub and home to its principal team of IP practitioners. Its cost-efficient approach wins fans ranging from the most modest of start-ups to multinational behemoths. From its Phoenix office, Lee Fraley combines sage counsel on international issues with muscular enforcement know-how. He is commended as a “solid attorney” with a “very good reputation”.


Glenn Spencer Bacal - Bacal & Garrison Law Group
George C Chen - Bryan Cave LLP
Flavia Campbell - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
R Lee Fraley - Snell & Wilmer LLP
Sean Garrison - Bacal & Garrison Law Group
Jennifer A Van Kirk - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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