(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that the firm and its Intellectual Property attorneys were recognized for trademark services in the 2019 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000), a research guide focused exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners.
WTR 1000 identified the trademark industry's leading law firms and individual practitioners in more than 70 key jurisdictions globally.
Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey and partners Kristin J. Achterhof, Karen Artz Ash, Floyd A. Mandell and Jan Tamulewicz received individual accolades. Mandell, national co-chair of Katten's Intellectual Property department and co-head of the Trademarks and Trademark Litigation practice, also received the highest national distinction for his work in enforcement and litigation.
WTR 1000 characterized Katten's capability in the trademark arena as boundless, noting "its team can handle any task in any corner of the world that is thrown at it."
Based in Katten's Chicago office is Mandell, who was praised as a tireless client advocate and "veteran who brings a wealth of practical experience to complicated matters." He is known as a "leading litigator who looks inside and outside the box for solutions" and is "very sensitive to the needs of his clients and understands their business vision." Additionally, Achterhof, who serves as both national co-chair of Katten's Intellectual Property Litigation practice and co-chair of the firm's Advertising, Marketing and Promotions practice, was hailed as "brilliant in litigation and counselling."
In New York, Ash, who is the national co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property department and co-head of the Trademarks and Trademark Litigation practice, was lauded for setting the standard for the advancement of industry practice in the fashion world. "While never letting the quality dip, she comes through with cost-effective strategies that bring about desired outcomes in double-quick time," according to WTR 1000. Similarly, Tamulewicz was touted for his international work and his handling of matters before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), particularly Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and Madrid Protocol filings.
Also on the East Coast, Furey, in Washington, DC, was described as "knowledgeable and reliable." WTR 1000 highlighted Katten's chairman as a stand out in both prosecution and litigation, and "when it comes to trial he sticks to his guns — something that his adversaries respect."
Long recognized as being on the cutting edge of trade identity protection, Katten's trademark attorneys and litigators protect some of the most famous brands in the world by handling a wide range of matters involving trade names, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, logos, taglines, slogans, designs and domain names. The firm's award-winning team guides clients in the development of trade identity rights and actively works to protect those rights and defend claims should litigation ensue.