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
Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
With 115 attorneys in four offices, Banner Witcoff is well-equipped to service companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 entities. Across the world, the group manages some 13,000 trademarks, adding new ones everyday – 2021 saw the practice file 300 marks in the Unites States and 700 internationally. Principal shareholders Anna King and Katie Fink lead the practice in Chicago. Both are experienced portfolio managers who know how to secure brands and get the most value out of IP assets. Together they handle prosecution and counselling work for YETI Coolers, Coulter Ventures, the audio electronics company Shure Inc, Lakeshore Learning Materials and the web printing and finishing pioneer Mark Andy Inc. One major project this year was a rebrand for global manufacturer Trane Technologies, formerly Ingersoll Rand. This endeavour saw them filing marks and securing rights in 160 jurisdictions globally. Richard Stockton also knows IP rights inside out. As deft and insightful in his portfolio management as in the courtroom, Stockton delivers a mixed patent, trademark, utility and design practice that is well suited to patrons in any industry.