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.
Bronze - Firms: prosecution and strategy
When it comes to brand-related matters, Katten tops the shortlist of firms for many of the most celebrated names in fashion. A doyenne of the industry, Karen Artz Ash is hugely respected for the wisdom of her counsel and her strategic insight. Her practice is rooted in intellectual property, but she’s much more than just an IP lawyer – she has a background in economics and finance, which she leverages to act as a true business partner to patrons.
Silver - Firms
Katten enjoys an outstanding reputation in the trademark, copyright and advertising sphere and is always on the shortlist when it comes to high-exposure litigation in these areas. With charismatic lawyer Floyd Mandell on deck, it can see a successful litigation strategy through from start to finish – or take over and turn around cases that are heading in the wrong direction in the hands of other firms. According to sources, “Floyd represents with authority and passion. He’s a top guy but not someone who is too high up on his horse and therefore difficult to deal with – he’s a practically minded lawyer who knows how to find common ground and reach sensible resolutions.” Also highly recommended is Kristin Achterhof who is “a strong advocate for her clients but without being disagreeable”. She co-chairs the IP litigation group and serves as national chair of the advertising, marketing and promotions practice, which attests to her advocacy expertise and well-rounded knowledge.