Ballard Spahr LLP

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

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The team at Ballard Spahr boasts over 12,000 US and international trademarks in its care. With expertise in prosecuting marks and fighting battles in district court and at the TTAB, the team is well placed to assist patrons in every facet of their brand management strategies. “The Ballard team is responsive and supportive. They take the time to learn about clients’ businesses and work directly with internal business folks with ease. The firm is diverse and it is a wonderful supporter and partner in pro bono efforts. I highly recommend the Ballard IP team.” On the contentious side, Philadelphia is home to trademark practice group leader Hara Jacobs and seasoned litigator Robert Baron. Alongside a robust portfolio offering, which she leverages in her battles, one of Jacobs’s recent matters in the media sector has gone into discovery and looks set for an infringement battle. Baron has significant experience in the life sciences sector and has been the go-to litigator for a large organisation in the space since 2015. A case for that client went into discovery in early 2022. IP department chair Lynn Rzonca heads up the non-contentious practice and has helped protect brands for 25 years. “Lynn has registered marks all over the world for us and is largely responsible for why our brands are so valuable and recognisable. Lynn is business minded and a true partner to me and my company.  She understands our budgeting process and works to find a solution within it. She is forward thinking, strategic and knows how to get the tactical projects done, while also appreciating the value this brings in terms of growth and flexibility. Finally, Lynn is a great person. She has integrity and is responsible for her actions and words. Clients stay with Lynn because they trust her. Lynn is an excellent lawyer and a bulldog for our cause.”

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