CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The law firm of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun and four of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. This marks the sixth time that the Firm and its partners have been recognized by the prestigious guide. This year’s honorees include:
- Gregory J. Chinlund, partner and chair of the Firm’s Trademark Practice Group
- Maureen Beacom Gorman, partner
- Marsha K. Hoover, partner
- Richard M. LaBarge, partner
WTR 1000 describes the Firm as having “exceptional institutional expertise in intellectual property, along with an enviable client base which continually encourages it to raise its game.” Chairing the Firm’s Trademark Practice Group is Gregory Chinlund, whom WTR 1000 describes as “a global strategy maven whose wide-ranging expertise includes a partiality for complex pharmaceutical mandates.” WTR 1000 describes Richard LaBarge, as having “unprecedented success in non-traditional marks registration [which] bears testament to his ingenuity and substantive know-how.” Another seasoned practitioner who is intimately familiar with the workings of the USPTO is former examiner Maureen Beacom Gorman. According to WTR 1000, “the sheer volume and variety of applications that she has evaluated in her time make her one of the most experienced attorneys on the scene. However, her talents don’t stop at prosecution; she has also carved out a niche for herself in the anti-counterfeiting space.” Rounding out the group is Marsha Hoover, who WTR 1000 says “has an excellent instinct for ascertaining all of the relevant issues and resolving disputes without undue legal costs.”
The WTR 1000 is an independent multimedia publication dedicated to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. It also identifies firms and individuals setting industry benchmarks for trademark legal services. To select firms for inclusion in the WTR 1000, World Trademark Review conducted hundreds of interviews with trademark specialists, both private practice and in-house, in more than 50 key jurisdictions. Top-ranking finalists were selected as the firms and individuals to whom trademark professionals turn to for substantial trademark services when seeking local and international legal partners.
About Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is exclusively focused on intellectual property law. Nearly half of the Firm’s professionals have been in-house as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists, engineers or consultants. Marshall Gerstein’s Trademark Practice Group is comprised of professionals with extensive experience in all aspects of trademark selection, registration, enforcement and litigation. The Firm works closely with its clients through every phase of the branding process to secure and enhance trademark rights in the United States. In collaboration with a network of trusted colleagues in foreign countries, the Firm manages global trademark portfolios and enforcement programs for its clients. Marshall Gerstein’s veteran trademark attorneys litigate trademark infringement and dilution cases, defend clients against allegations of infringement and frequently advise on the limits of IP rights, enabling clients to make informed decisions about how best to establish and defend proprietary rights in social media. The Firm’s Trademark Practice Group also handles advertising issues, design and trade dress rights, trade secrets, and rights of publicity and privacy.