February 5, 2018 – Locke Lord’s Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Practice has been recognized among the world’s leading trademark groups in the 2018 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. The Firm’s Trademark Practice received a bronze band ranking in the United Kingdom: England, and two Locke Lord lawyers were among the recommended trademark professionals.
The annual report recognizes exceptional individuals and firms in the field who play a significant role in developing and implementing brand strategies for clients as well as acting to protect clients’ trademark rights in the event of infringement. The publication cites that “Locke Lord is one of the few firms in London that can provide all-encompassing support to brand owners for all their U.S. and European trademark needs.”
John Olsen, Co-Chair of the Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Practice Group and Chair of the Firm’s International IP Practice Group, was individually ranked in prosecution and strategy as well as enforcement and litigation. Olsen was recognized as “a top-notch service provider with vast experience.” In addition, WTR noted the London Partner is “a real scholar who knows the law backwards and forwards,” and also “takes the time to understand his clients’ business objectives and then tailors his advice to further those aims.”
Ben Hitchens, also based in London, was mentioned in WTR’s report as a “pragmatic, concise and commercial” lawyer who is “not afraid to advise against a course of action if it increases costs without a tangible benefit.”
David Weild III, who is based in the Firm’s New York office, was individually recognized among U.S. practitioners for enforcement and litigation and prosecution and strategy. WTR noted that Weild “exploits his 50-plus years’ experience in every application he drafts, every deal he facilitates and every dispute he litigates. He hits his stride in sophisticated, multi-jurisdictional mandates.”
Now in its eighth year, the WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field. WTR conducts independent research and extensive interviews with hundreds of lawyers and their clients involved with trademarks to verify leading players in 70 key jurisdictions. To view the full report, click here.
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