Arent Fox Named One of the Two Premier Trademark Firms in Washington DC in the Inaugural Edition of World Trademark Review 1000
Partners Michael A. Grow and Anthony V. Lupo Recognized as Leaders in the Field with “Band 1” Ranking
Arent Fox LLP has been recognized as one of the two premier trademark law firms in Washington, DC, in the inaugural edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The Definitive Guide to Trademark Legal Services.
Additionally, two out of the four attorneys ranked as the top “Band 1” practitioners for contentious work in Washington, DC, were Arent Fox partners Michael A. Grow and Anthony V. Lupo. Mr. Lupo was also ranked in the top tier for Washington, DC, practitioners of non-contentious work.
The WTR 1000, in naming Arent Fox a “Band 1” firm in Washington, DC, writes the firm “has a strong trademark team advising on a wide range of matters, including prosecution, oppositions, and litigation. It is widely admired for its strong trademark portfolio management service, along with its busy infringement practice. Clients span a broad range of industries, including companies in the apparel, pharmaceutical, hospitality, and entertainment sectors.”
Michael Grow is described as “‘a simply excellent litigator’ of enviable reputation. The bulk of his practice is dedicated to trademark litigation, although he also handles copyright litigation. He has significant cross-border experience and a particular specialisation in media and entertainment law.”
The “very practical and hands-on” Anthony Lupo is “another leading lawyer at the firm who has a core expertise in entertainment and IP law. His impressive client base includes the likes of the Walt Disney Company, Pixar Animation Studios," and Discovery. "Interviewees say that he ‘brings a business perspective to matters which clients really appreciate.’ He maintains a highly diverse practice and wins praise for his ‘deep knowledge of trademark law’.”
Partner Sheldon Klein was also singled out for recognition for his prosecution, licensing, and litigation of trademark, copyright, and e-commerce matters and his “considerable experience in trademark law."
The WTR 1000 is the first and only standalone ranking publication to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners. WTR researchers covered more than 50 key jurisdictions to identify the leading practitioners and their firms in both contentious and non-contentious work. WTR researchers and editors conducted telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence with hundreds of attorneys and their clients involved with trademarks. “Individuals qualify for a ranking in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate,” write WTR’s editors. “Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed.”
World Trademark Review is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally.