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
Barnes & Thornburg is home to a powerhouse of a trademark team that proficiently serves all trademark needs of A-list brand owners worldwide. The stats bear this out: crunching its way through 1,481 trademark applications in the United States and 1,710 internationally in 2020 alone, the firm has an unerring ability to strategise, defend and monetise clients’ marks whatever the jurisdiction. Its attorneys draw on varied backgrounds in business, industry and academia to provide big-picture, future-proofed counsel. Chair of the IP department Julia Spoor Gard has an encyclopaedic understanding of technology, internet and e-commerce law, giving her an edge both in TTAB and ICANN proceedings and when filing worldwide. Another pivotal cog in the machine is Dwight Lueck, a poised performer before the federal and state courts, as well as at the ITC.