Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

WTR Research

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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A top boutique in the Pacific Northwest, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness (COJK) has a rich history in trademark practice. It meets the total brand needs of diverse companies and does so globally too, connecting with carefully selected foreign associates to ensure a consistent approach to international rights protection. Expansion has been a notable storyline, with the arrival of Peter Becker and Frances Jagla bringing new talent and new clients – including numerous pharmaceutical entities – into the fold. In a short period of time, Becker and trademark group chair Jagla have become integral team members; their relationship-driven approach and personable nature have meshed well with the COJK culture. Meanwhile, Jerald Nagae and Melissa Nowak continue to shine as “practical, comprehensive and cost-effective advisers”. Nagae is “extremely sensitive to cost concerns and works with clients to provide valuable support and get great results within budget”; he is “someone you can rely on heavily for high-complexity IP initiatives”. “An extension of in-house teams”, Nowak is “an A+ attorney who is exceptionally diligent”. Together they manage the global patent and trademark portfolios of JBT Corporation, putting their versatility as IP experts on display.

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