CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The intellectual property law firm of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun and three of its Trademark partners have been recognized in the 2017 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. This marks the seventh time that the Firm and its partners have been recognized by the prestigious guide. This year’s honorees include:
WTR 1000 describes the Firm as continuing to “up the ante with its trademark practice; year on year it gathers increasing numbers of megabrands under its wing. It is particularly attuned to cutting-edge technology and pharmaceutical-related matters.” WTR 1000 credits partner Gregory Chinlund as an “analytical all-rounder whose lateral thinking makes him a go-to for international brand protection.” The Firm’s “invaluable partner” Maureen Beacom Gorman works with the “thriving online disputes practice.” According to WTR 1000, “she is thorough and tactical in her protection of valuable assets and possesses expertise in all areas of trademark law. On top of her digital know-how, the contentious maven is adept at subduing counterfeiters.” WTR 1000 describes partner Richard LaBarge, as having “across-the-board knowledge” and notes that he “recently succeeded in the notoriously difficult task of registering a single overall product colour as a mark.” It also notes that in early 2016, he also took responsibility for one of the world’s leading consumer brands.
About WTR 1000
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.
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.