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 - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
Silver - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
Deploying more than 30 dedicated lawyers and paralegals in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe, Cooley runs a dynamic global trademark, copyright and advertising practice which has nearly 25,000 trademarks under its management. Brand owners get holistic and tailored support from the team, which handles everything from simple registrations to complex litigation with aplomb. Significant recent developments include the opening of a Chicago office, which has expanded the firm’s trademark activities in the Midwest, and the move of hugely popular partner John Paul Oleksiuk to New York, with a mandate to expand operations on the East Coast. Meanwhile, Bobby Ghajar, Angela Dunning and Anne Peck have continued maintaining the group’s status as a destination of first choice in California. It is especially sought after for litigious engagements, which are a focus for Ghajar, a high-level advocate and strategist who leads the team in Los Angeles. As an example of his recent competitor-versus-competitor work, he has been defending Upwork Global in a case filed by Freelancer.com regarding Upwork’s use of the term ‘freelancer’ on its website and in an app name. Ghajar fulfils a broader role for Upwork, managing its global portfolio and handling a large volume of enforcement matters, which showcases his versatility and the firm’s suitability for all kinds of trademark work. Dunning is also in her element taking the lead on hotly contentious matters and has abundant experience handling trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition cases. Together with Ghajar, she has been representing AI workforce start-up Olive AI in a trademark claim against Alpha Health, which has, in turn, filed counterclaims seeking to invalidate Olive’s ALPHA and ALPHA SITE trademarks. Palo Alto partner Peck is a founding member of Cooley’s trademark and advertising group and a veteran brand protector. Her prestigious clients include Gilead Sciences and upcoming luxury electric car maker Lucid Motors.