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.
Gold - Firms
Fredrikson & Byron’s brand experts apply a commercial scheme of thinking when procuring, managing, licensing and litigating trademark rights; building business value and putting companies in strategically advantageous positions is what they do. They also stay out in front of market trends and developments impacting their clientele, giving their advice a contemporary feel. At the forefront of the outfit is Cynthia Moyer, an “exceptionally diligent and skilful attorney, who consistently provides smart and timely advice. She is more than just an attorney but a trusted partner who understands the vision and goals of her clients and who is willing to do everything necessary to protect them. She’s extremely responsive and easy to work with – and her billing rate is also very reasonable for someone of her stature.” Another premier pick for industry leaders is John Pickerill, who acts for global branded food company Hormel Foods, which he assists with all aspects of trademark protection. He brings elevated expertise in the social media and advertising areas to the practice. The gold-ranked firm also benefits immeasurably from the knowledge and experience possessed by former Target chief trademark counsel Ann Dunn Wessberg; when it comes to collaborating and communicating with business executives on a one-to-one level, she is one of the best. Joining them in the listings for the first time this year are Courtney Thompson and Laura Myers, both shareholders who are really making their mark. Thompson supervises global rights protection initiatives, working proficiently with carefully vetted foreign correspondents. Myers has refined advocacy skills and is in her element litigating.