International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR1000) has recognized 12 of its attorneys and five of its offices for 2022.

US National: Recommended
Individuals: generic top-level domains
Jamie Nafziger

International: Recommended Firm
Dorsey & Whitney LLP New York

China and SARs: Hong Kong
Bronze Firm—enforcement and litigation
Bronze Firm—prosecution and strategy

The IP department at Dorsey & Whitney’s Hong Kong office is best known for its comprehensive and holistic practice, encompassing everything from brand formulation, maintenance and management and protection to enforcement and civil actions in Greater China. The experienced crew, spearheaded by Janet Wong, provides bespoke IP solutions to multinational corporations operating in both China and Hong Kong. An all-round IP practitioner who has been enlisted by Mayo Clinic, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, World Trade Centres Association and Samsonite, Wong can always be relied on when it comes to building cross-border brand protection schemes and crafting domain name and anti-counterfeiting strategies. Mainland China and Hong Kong qualified lawyer Lilian Shi has been practising Chinese IP law since the 1990s. She operates flawlessly on both contentious and non-contentious fronts.

Colorado: Silver Firm
There’s no shortage of praise for Dorsey & Whitney’s twin trademark stars in Denver, Lisa Osman and Charlene Krogh. “Extremely diligent and well organised, Lisa has excellent global knowledge and provides practical solutions. Her service is personable, friendly and flexible.” “Charlene is a joy to partner with and is willing and able to do whatever her clients need. Discussions with her are always smooth and productive because she understands business.” They are integral members of a national team that undertakes sophisticated and strategic brands work and showcases outstanding proficiency in key areas such as social media, domain names, advertising and licensing.

Minnesota: Silver Firm
Dorsey & Whitney’s thriving IP practice offers essential support on all manner of trademark issues around the world. Its precision prosecution is matched by formidable contentious capabilities, before both the courts and the TTAB. Heading up the Minneapolis group is Jeffrey Cadwell, who is hailed for his “excellent attention to detail, responsiveness and unparalleled communication skills”. “Jeff is simply the best and his services are top notch. He goes above and beyond to provide strategic, practical and cost-effective advice. He really is such a pleasure to deal with on both a business and personal level; if everyone was like Jeff, then work life would be heaven.” Fellow prosecutor Jamie Nafziger is an authority on domain name issues, blending expertise in IP and internet law to keep pace with these ever-changing markets. “Jamie has an immense breadth of knowledge and is extremely proficient in the law, but also understands how it intersects with issues affecting e-commerce. She acts as a business partner and offers practical advice.” Elizabeth Buckingham “provides excellent legal services in a creative, cost-effective manner. She understands clients’ companies, priorities and strategies, and provides crucial insight and knowledge”.

New York:
Silver Firm—prosecution and strategy
Silver Firm—enforcement and litigation

Dorsey & Whitney’s trademark lawyers are “instrumental in driving decisions that enhance clients’ brands and business”, and “offer high-quality advice in a cost-effective manner”. Its line-up in New York is a good one, with the backbone formed by local head Sarah Robertson, Sandra Edelman, Fara Sunderji and Bruce Ewing. They team up in ways that bring added value to the likes of major food corporations, investment companies, chemical producers and others. “Sarah can be relied on for vigorous and compassionate representation in situations for conflict. She never forgets the responsibility that she and her colleagues have to the client and really invests in relationships.” “Sandy always comes across as one of the smartest trademark lawyers out there. She draws on many years of experience in giving practical advice on registration, infringement, advertising, social media and other issues, and is a responsive professional who is very easy to work with.” “Fara is a fantastic and thoughtful lawyer when it comes to trademark portfolio management. She is proactive, creative and an expert in wide-ranging matters that impact brands.” “Bruce is an excellent quarterback for all trademark matters and has detailed knowledge in so many areas. Particularly effective in the litigation context, he sets out well-considered, forward-thinking plans, communicates timely updates and stays within budget.”

Washington: Silver Firm
Dorsey’s trademark, copyright and advertising group is steeped in all aspects of brand creation, protection, management and enforcement, delivering crisp results across the board. The firm engages in extensive thought and practice leadership in the areas of social media, advertising, licensing and domain names, showcasing a mastery of the digital space that proves compelling for many rights holders. Flying the firm’s flag high in Seattle, Michael Keyes is a prime pick for complex litigation; he co-heads the firm-wide trial group and has been central to many of its IP victories. Alongside several other colleagues, he is assisting pop-culture t-shirt company Tee Turtle and has been highly successful in tackling counterfeiting activities that are increasingly impacting its business; injunctions have been secured in two cases and another recent matter resulted in the customs seizure of 20,000 products.

The WTR1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, is the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. To view the 2022 WTR1000, please click here.