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: enforcement and litigation
“Reed Smith is an excellent firm for trademark matters”, and its integrated IP, media, entertainment and litigation offering is particularly strong. With a network of over 100 lawyers across Europe, Asia and the United States as well as key offices in the United Kingdom, France and Germany, the group is able to advise on complex international cases. Carolyn Pepper, Jonathan Radcliffe and Michael Skrein are the key names to note. Pepper has been advising clients in the media sector for more than 20 years. “Carolyn is a go-to lawyer in the UK and is a really safe pair of hands. She is also highly experienced and successful before the High Court.” Radcliffe excels in high-profile litigation and is one of a very small number of English solicitors to have acted before the UK Supreme Court in a patent case and a trademark case. Skrein is another elite litigator at the practice and is at his best when the stakes are high.
Bronze - Firms: prosecution and strategy
Bronze - Firms: enforcement and litigation
Reed Smith understands the business criticality of strong trademarks and distinctive brands and combines deep domain expertise in trademark, trade dress, dilution, cybersquatting and unfair competition law with commercial acumen. The firm makes light work of managing multi-jurisdictional clearance projects and filing programmes but also plays a key strategic advisory and litigation role for its clients, whom it supports globally. Forming a world-class team in Silicon Valley and San Francisco are Katherine Basile, Jason Garcia and Robert Phillips, who have vast collective experience spanning all aspects of trademark law. Basile and Garcia make an exceptionally strong pairing, and are relied on by some of the world’s most innovative technology companies for wide-ranging trademark protection services. Phillips litigates across the IP spectrum with aplomb but is also sought after for strategic advice. He has undertaken extensive work for the Duracell Company among other leading names.
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