(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP was named Trademarks Law Firm of the Year  USA by Lawyer Monthly as part of their 2012 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.

“Our intellectual property and trademark attorneys are extraordinarily skilled, innovative and have broad experience in many areas and industries, so this recognition is well-deserved,” said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner.

Katten has long been recognized as being on the cutting edge of trade identity protection. The firm’s trademark attorneys and litigators are experienced in handling a wide range of matters involving trade names, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, logos, taglines, slogans, designs and domain names. The firm also represents clients with some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Microsoft, Motorola, Skype, Topshop and many others.

The award criteria included the amount and significance of legal cases and activity over the past year, legal expertise and innovation, peer recognition and votes, strategic thinking and planning, and other accolades by international legal guides.

Karen Ash, National Co-Head of the Intellectual Property Practice, said, “We are proud of this recognition and thank our clients who recommended us.” Floyd Mandell, who also serves as a National Co-Head, stated: “This honor is accepted with much pride and is a tribute to lawyers in our group in all of our offices, including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere.”

Lawyer Monthly is a UK-based news website and monthly legal publication with content that represents significant news and development in the field of law and around the world. The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognize the achievements of those law firms and individuals who have engaged in and responded most successfully to the demands being placed on them in the new post-recession business environment and the recent global economic turmoil. The awards recognize firms that have dedicated their resources to innovation and built on their depth of expertise and whose performance has been outstanding over the year.

Click here to view the awards publication online.