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Arent Fox Trademark Practice Recognized by World Trademark Review Among Nation’s Best

Arent Fox LLP’s Trademark practice has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country by World Trademark Review after the industry-leading publication reported the firm has “many great, practical, and down-to-earth lawyers who are go-to’s for pillars of the industry.”

As part of its annual rankings, WTR described the Arent Fox Trademark team as “IP guardians” who “collectively maintain a full-blooded trademark, copyright, and rights of publicity practice.” WTR named nine Arent Fox Partners among its list of the best lawyers in the country: Firmwide Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho and Partners Elizabeth Cohen, James R. Davis, Ricardo Fischer, Michael A. Grow, Marylee Jenkins, Anthony V. Lupo, Michelle Mancino Marsh, and Christopher Norton.

Washington, DC Trademark Team Highlights

Firmwide Managing Partner Cristina Carvalho was highlighted for her representation of marquee clients Petrobras and Mars with “poise and precision in IP-driven commercial transactions.” WTR calls Anthony Lupo “a beacon of light for household-name entertainment, fashion, retail and, e-commerce brands.” The publication added that “clients really love Tony; he brings a lot of personality, skill and hard work to the practice, and delivers true to his word.”

Michael Grow was described as a “leading licensing and IP transactions specialist” alongside Ricardo Fischer, Cristina Carvalho, Christopher Norton, and James Davis. As head of the trademark group, Ricardo Fischer was described as a “seasoned international operator,” noting his international following in Europe and Latin America, as well as the United States. The publication went on to note that Mr. Fischer is “sharp, dedicated, pragmatic, service-minded, and forward-thinking.”

Christopher Norton was noted to have “generated immense value for the group and its clients through his contributions to improving efficiency in large-scale portfolio management.” James Davis was described as a top “anti-counterfeiting, online brand enforcement, and internet law specialist.”

New York Trademark Team Highlights

WTR reported that Arent Fox’s New York office “brings a vastly experienced team of professionals into focus.” Marylee Jenkins, described as a “phenomenal leader,”  is reputable for “sustained excellence in internet-related trademark matters.”

Michelle Mancino Marsh was lauded as “a top litigator with numerous influential verdicts to her name.” Alongside Michelle, Elizabeth Cohen was described as a “leading example of well-roundedness in the practice – with deep domain expertise in the retail sector, clients enjoy working with her across the trademark lifecycle.”

About Arent Fox’s Trademark Team

Arent Fox features one of the most highly regarded Trademark groups in the country, providing clients with a full range of services, including litigation, prosecution, licensing, and transactional work. The firm is known for developing brand selection strategies; analyzing and assessing brand adoption risks; protecting new brands; formulating consistent trademark usage standards; and protecting marks against infringement, dilution, and misuse. The group is specifically recognized for its focus in media and entertainment; fashion and retail; food and beverage; and international work.

About WTR

WTR provides a “Gold” band to firms and attorneys who prove to be the “crème de la crème.” The recognition “hinges on reputations established over lengthy periods of time,” which enables the “Gold” band firms to “secure the most high-profile, big-ticket work from the most demanding of clients.” WTR is the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the area of trademarks. Ratings are based on extensive interviews with industry-leading clients, lawyers, and law firms. Inclusion in the directory is determined through a rigorous vetting process.

About Arent Fox
Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 450 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations.


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