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Duane Morris Partners and Intellectual Property Practice Ranked by World Trademark Review

March 30, 2022

Duane Morris Partners and Intellectual Property Practice Ranked by World Trademark Review

March 30, 2022

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Duane Morris is pleased to announce that six of its intellectual property attorneys have been recognized by World Trademark Review 1000 2022—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Additionally, the Intellectual Property Practice Group is recognized in Pennsylvania as a recommended firm, in New York for Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy, and in California for Prosecution and Strategy.

WTR 1000 writes:

Globally, Duane Morris manages 23,000 trademarks for 1,700-plus clients around the world – a workload that presents it with cutting-edge branding issues daily. It manages these with poise thanks to the expertise and versatility of its large and accomplished team, which is chaired superbly by high-functioning all-rounder Nicole McLaughlin. One source enthuses: “Nicole is my first choice when it comes to trademark issues, whatever kind they are. I have worked with her for many years and benefited immeasurably from her experience, precision, pragmatism and speed. There are many who have mastered the law, but very few indeed who, like Nicole, provide high-quality, fast and reasonably priced services that get great results.” Another repository of trust in Philadelphia is Christiane Schuman Campbell, a go-to for fashion, retail and consumer brands. She is brilliant at navigating the intricacies of challenging markets such as China, the Middle East and Africa.

Duane Morris manages some 23,000 trademarks across the world, acting for Fortune 500s, start-ups and all types of rights holders in between. Engaging extensively in litigation and transactions, too, the firm’s trademark, copyright, entertainment and advertising group is exposed to the broadest range of brand-related matters and is never found wanting in terms of insight and experience. The firm’s leading experts are stationed in New York, Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and Silicon Valley, creating a strong national platform that can be quickly and easily accessed by clients. In the Big Apple, in the rankings for the first time this year is Mark Lerner, a “thorough, measured and balanced adviser who doesn’t overplay the legal detail, but focuses on commercial realities.”

Impressing with the comprehensiveness of its trademark, copyright, entertainment and advertising services, Duane Morris is a popular port of call for fulsome day-to-day support on myriad brand-related issues. With high-calibre lawyers such as Mark Steiner, Michelle Donovan and Jennifer Lantz on board, it is equally sought after for special projects in which refined litigation, licensing and other skills are necessary for success. Steiner has been in the game for more than 30 years and is a Swiss Army knife of a brands lawyer. He serves as trademark and copyright counsel for 23andMe. Hailed as a “super approachable, attentive, detail-oriented, pragmatic and cost-conscious lawyer who is not afraid to challenge her clients,” Donovan always makes a positive impact when it comes to prosecution and enforcement. She designs and implements international filing strategies for Make-up Designory, Karma Automotive and many others. At every point during the trademark life cycle, Lantz can be counted on to make the right plays; she understands how to create brand value, how to enforce rights and how to litigate winningly in federal courts and the TTAB. She coordinates all US prosecution and enforcement work for Yamaha Motor Corp and has recently been developing a global portfolio for fast-growing real estate VR company Matterport.

For more information, please visit the World Trademark Review 1000 website.