Washington, DC (February 9, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that for the twelfth consecutive year, the firm's Trademark Group has been recognized among the elite in the Washington, DC metro area—a central hub in global and national trademark law—by World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. Moreover, five attorneys—Intellectual Property Division co-chair Justin E. Pierce, Trademark Prosecution and Counseling Group co-chairs Rebecca Liebowitz and Andrew D. Price, IP Litigation - Advertising, Brand, and Copyright Group co-chair Marcella Ballard, and Trademark Prosecution and Counseling Group partner Kristen Ruisi—were singled out for individual recognition.
The group was ranked in the Gold Tier for Prosecution and Strategy and the Silver Tier for Enforcement and Litigation in the Washington, DC metro area. “Undoubtedly among the US trademark elite, the Venable squad seamlessly blends strengths in strategic portfolio management, expertise in contentious matters and a distinguished licensing and transactions practice,” wrote WTR in its annual guide.
Individually, Mr. Price was listed in the Gold Tier for Prosecution and Strategy and the Bronze Tier for Enforcement and Litigation in the DC Metro Area and is nationally ranked in the Silver Tier for Prosecution and Strategy; Mr. Pierce was listed in the Silver Tier for Prosecution and Strategy and in the Bronze Tier for Enforcement and Litigation in the DC Metro Area; Ms. Liebowitz was listed in the Silver Tier for Prosecution and Strategy in the DC Metro Area; Ms. Ballard was listed in the Bronze Tier for Enforcement and Litigation in New York; and Ms. Ruisi was listed in the Bronze Tier for Prosecution and Strategy in New York.
The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive go-to resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. As with previous editions, to arrive at the 2023 rankings, WTR undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice.
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