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
Gold - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
Wolf Greenfield’s trademark service is specifically designed to meet the needs of a high-level client base for which IP is pivotal. The nearly century-old boutique – one of the country’s best – establishes long-term relationships built on trust, partnering closely with rights holders to help them better communicate key brand messages to the marketplace while leveraging their intangible assets in new and lucrative ways. The firm elevated seven attorneys to shareholder in January 2021 – the highest number of promotions ever made at any one time – and has hired over 40 new people since the start of the pandemic, attesting to its enduring strength and appeal. Chairing the practice, Douglas Wolf is hailed as an “extremely proactive, thorough, experienced and personable lawyer with an ultra-sharp trademark mind”. His clients include NOBULL, which recently announced a multi-year partnership as the titled sponsor of the CrossFit Games and the official footwear and apparel brand of CrossFit – a move due in no small part to Wolf’s perspicacious strategic branding guidance. Recommended alongside Wolf in the prosecution and strategy gold tier, John Welch is another compelling choice of representative: “John is someone you can trust with any trademark issue – he’s the number one guy in Massachusetts. As well as being extremely intelligent, he also happens to be one of the nicest guys in the world.” Multiple sources call him up for his astute approach to TTAB proceedings. For medical device companies – and lots of others – Christina Licursi is a key contact. She acts for non-profit biomedical research institution The Jackson Laboratory and has helped to significantly scale up its international portfolio, enabling it to make a greater impact globally. “Christina understands where the risks lie and what can be done to mitigate them, making her an essential adviser to business leaders.” Joining his colleagues in the listings for the first time this year, John Strand is an engine of success on the enforcement front.