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Katten Attorneys Praised by World Trademark Review 1000

Firm News | February 7, 2013

(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has been recognized by World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000), which lists the leading law firms and individual practitioners offering high-level advice on trademark-related issues.

“Our many talented IP and trademark attorneys here at Katten have earned this recognition and it showcases the incredible breadth of the firm’s work in this area,” said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner.

Katten was recognized nationally as well as in specific markets including Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. In addition, four Katten partners were individually lauded for their work by WTR 1000 including Floyd Mandell (Chicago), Karen Artz Ash (New York), Roger Furey (Washington, D.C.) and Peter Riebling (Washington, D.C.).

Regarding Katten’s Chicago practice WTR 1000 stated, “The Chicago branch of Katten Muchin Rosenman consistently secures high-profile engagements thanks to its sterling courtroom track record and strong group of contentious-focused attorneys. At the head of the ‘industrious, client-minded’ team is eminent partner Floyd Mandell. ‘One of the best IP litigators around’, he is an outstanding problem solver, orator and negotiator.”

Of Katten’s New York practice, WTR 1000 said:

The trademark division at Katten Muchin Rosenman is “diligent, well prepared and always strives to find the most cost-effective solution.” The New York office is renowned for its coordination of large-scale deals, many of which involve major fashion brands. The “terrific” Karen Artz Ash co-heads the firm’s US IP and trademark practices. Her commercial acumen and pragmatic, prompt service place her at the top of the list for transactional assignments.

In reference to Katten’s Washington, D.C. practice WTR 1000 stated,

Katten Muchin Rosenman is recognized for its large litigation footprint, but also wins plaudits for its prosecution and advisory output. It handles both domestic and international work with aplomb for a variety of clients. Washington DC managing partner Roger Furey is rated for his litigation prowess, while Peter Riebling divides his time between contentious and non-contentious briefs. The team is feted for its fine-tuned understanding of the global trademark landscape and skilful dispute management.

Published by World Trademark Review, the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues, the WTR 1000 is comprised of in-depth jurisdiction-specific chapters which analyze the local market and identify the leading practitioners and firms. The WTR 1000 is the only standalone directory to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners. The WTR 1000 conducted more than 1,300 interviews with trademark specialists, both in private practice and in-house, in more than 60 key jurisdictions to identify the firms and practitioners that are leading the field in terms of their work, their skills and their levels of client service.

Katten serves domestic and international companies seeking to protect and benefit from their intellectual property, including industry leaders in apparel, entertainment, telecommunications, software, electronics, health care and insurance. The firm’s attorneys have spent their careers in intellectual property law and have built one of the nation’s leading practices. Katten attorneys have demonstrated skill, experience and depth in matters such as complex transactions, licensing valuable technology and brands, and high-profile lawsuits where a company’s most valuable intellectual property is at stake.

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