Leason Ellis 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.

Silver - Firms: prosecution and strategy

Silver - Firms: enforcement and litigation

Routinely topping peer lists of recommended trademark practitioners, the team at Leason Ellis is undoubtedly among New York’s trademark elite. With a collaborative and team-oriented style, the trademark practitioners at the firm seek to offer practical, tactical and thoughtful advice. Alongside its deep experience and strategic counsel, Leason Ellis is also praised for “working efficiently with competitive rates. They are very responsive, cost conscious and absolutely to the point.” The team is co-chaired by all-arounders Peter Sloane and Lauren Emerson, who both draw on serious prosecution expertise to inform razor-sharp litigation strategies. Clients rave about both. “Peter is highly competent and reliable; he is very responsive, clear in his advice, and able to support not only legal but also marketing and business functions of our company with his advice. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. There are very few US attorneys who are both so cost efficient and so kind as people.” “Lauren is a very thorough lawyer, with an excellent knowledge of the law, and she is always available to provide practical and timely advice, and she has always demonstrated herself to be a creative thinker. Lauren expertly negotiates on our behalf, and, due to her recommendations, our trademark issues have always been very skilfully resolved. She has a fantastic and creative legal mind, and we rely on her invaluable advice on a frequent basis!” The stand-out names for portfolio management are Matthew Frisbee and Martin Schwimmer. Patrons register “delight” with the “efficient, practical and business-focused advice” of “go-to US trademark counsel Matt Frisbee”. Regarding Schwimmer, one patron writes, “Marty achieved stellar results for us in a variety of high-profile trademark matters, including a complicated challenge involving well-known marks. He is active, knowledgeable, and always willing to consider new questions. I consider him a leader in the field.” Other high-flyers at the outfit include Karin Segall, Yuval Marcus and Cameron Reuber. Reuber, coming “as highly recommended as Peter”, recently led the successful defence of SportLife Brands and numerous retailers against trademark infringement claims seeking $10 million-plus in damages. Creative resolver of complex, high-stakes disputes Marcus has earned commendations as “responsive and detail oriented, with excellent contacts and great coordination abilities with foreign, local counsels”. All-star trademark counsellor Segall leverages two decades of experience into high-quality advice for companies in a variety of industries, including Age International, a global alcohol company, and luxury candles and fragrance manufacturer Lafco Enterprises. Segall also brings her expertise into the classroom as an adjunct professor in trademark and copyright law at Pace Law School.

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