The firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group has been ranked in the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) for 2014.
Drinker Biddle’s Washington, D.C. and Chicago practices were rated, as well as individual lawyers.
The Chicago office was rated Bronze in the Illinois listings, with a special mention for partner Darren Cahr:
“‘Drinker Biddle & Reath has maintained our extensive portfolio for over 25 years and it is the best! We have instructed various attorneys over the years, but no one else has ever compared.’ Multi-layered prosecution and enforcement assignments are among the fortes of this full-service ensemble In addition to his trademark nous, bright talent Darren Cahr boasts a deep understanding of the intersecting areas of advertising, promotion and social media law.”
The Washington, D.C., office was also rated Bronze in the D.C. Metro area for “Prosecution and Strategy;” Jennifer Dean and Norm St Landau were singled out:
“Full-service outfit Drinker Biddle & Reath’s IP arm demonstrates ‘superb skill in adapting legal advice to real-world realities.’ Collaboration between the departments ensures in-depth synergistic assistance across a host of challenges. Team chair Jennifer Dean is ‘an exceptionally well-informed attorney who develops a sophisticated understanding of business demands.’ Norm St Landau is also admired; ‘He looks for the most practical solution to a problem and does not waste time or money on dead ends.’”
The WTR 1000, a British publication, is comprised of in-depth jurisdiction-specific chapters that analyze the local market and identify leading practitioners and firms. Over a four-month period, analysts conducted more than 1,300 interviews with trademark specialists in more than 60 key jurisdictions. Interviewees’ opinions were specifically sought on the firms and practitioners that are leading the field in terms of their work, their skills and their levels of client service.
All individuals named on the list were included because the World Trademark Review received substantial positive feedback about them.