Dinsmore & Shohl 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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Dinsmore & Shohl’s trademark group currently services more than 50,000 active trademark and copyright matters worldwide, leveraging carefully cultivated overseas connections along with cutting-edge legal tech tools in doing so. It makes light work of the management of expansive portfolios and smoothly resolves disputes at the administrative and judicial level, garnering effusive praise from the market for its superlative all-round offering. Trademark and copyright practice head April Besl, for example, is acclaimed as an “incredibly smart, experienced, responsive and confidence-inspiring attorney”. “April has a world-class knowledge of trademark law. Great to bounce ideas off, she is optimistic, attentive, encouraging, positive and has a can-do attitude”. Leading the IP litigation division, Karen Kreider Gaunt “really cares about her clients and cases, and brings a lot of passion to the practice. Her strategic approach produces consistently satisfying results. She is also one of the few outside attorneys who can efficiently conduct clearance work while communicating results and guidance in a format that can easily be translated into action by business folks”. Kimberly Gambrel also contributes much to the vitality of the practice: “Kim is highly effective in driving favourable outcomes and is an immediately responsive lawyer who takes the time to educate her clients”. The firm’s bench is a deep one, as reflected by the inclusion of five Ohio representatives in the WTR 1000. James Dimitrijevs and Grant Monachino are central figures in the group who are currently assisting a global retailer as it repositions as a combined international brick and mortar and e-commerce platform. The client has more than 25,000 trademark matters currently in play, which the pair are handling in close partnership with its in-house legal team.

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