Robins Kaplan 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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Feared and admired as an IP litigation firm, Robins Kaplan has what it takes to chart a path to victory in the most difficult and demanding patent and trademark cases. No one-trick pony, the ensemble has a proven ability to direct brand strategy and manage high-impact prosecutions, too. Across the board it puts to work high-end legal technologies to drive efficiency and save patrons time and money. Engaged in all areas of the practice, Christopher Larus provides strong leadership. Taking the lead on big-ticket litigations, Larus is also one of the top lawyers in the state and beyond when it comes to strategic counselling and IP monetisation. His trademark prosecution and portfolio clients include food and beverage company Fantesca, Napa Valley wine-maker Fearless, VELUX-branded products manufacturer VKR Holding and rapper Killer Mike. On the litigation front, he and Will Manske serve as lead defence counsel to US Merchants Financial Group in a multi-layered trade dress, trademark and copyright infringement case against National Presto. Larus and Manske score high marks from those they represent: “Chris is a top-class litigator and advocate who completely understands what’s at issue in his cases, is meticulous in his preparation and sets new standards in terms of execution at trial.” “Will is distinguished by his ability to think creatively and commonsensically – he’s not offering rote solutions or adopting formulaic approaches. He understands the market realities and underlying consumer perceptions that are at the heart of trademark law.”

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