2024 WTR 1000 Rankings, Identifying World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, Recognizes Rothwell Figg and Three Firm Attorneys
Rothwell Figg and firm partners Leo Loughlin, Jess Collen, and Jeffrey Lindenbaum are recognized in the 2024 edition of WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals, a guide focusing exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners and shining a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. Now in its 14th year, WTR 1000 is the go-to resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
The firm is ranked in the D.C. Metro Area in the areas of Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy. Leo, “stands out for his problem-solving capabilities and determination to see trademarks through to registration,” and is also ranked in Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy. The write-up for the D.C. rankings note "'Rothwell Figg is an impressive firm with highly skilled, professional and reliable attorneys on its roster.' The team are true trademark experts and file hundreds of applications a year in nearly every country, alongside enforcing their clients’ trademark rights in court. In DC Leo Loughlin is the main contact and performs brilliantly across the contentious/non-contentious divide. 'It is always an enjoyable experience working with Leo. He handles trademark prosecution instructions with a high degree of skill, pragmatism and efficiency.'...[Leo] has recently assisted furniture manufacturer Baxter to overcome a refusal for likelihood of confusion based on a prior registration at the TTAB, and he filed arguments to successfully overcome a refusal of a trademark application for Barilla, an Italian multinational food company."
In New York, the firm is ranked for Enforcement & Litigation. Jess and Jeffrey are also recognized in the Enforcement & Litigation category in New York. The write-up for the New York rankings notes “[l]everaging a client-centric, innovative approach, boutique Rothwell Figg delivers an efficient, high-quality trademark service. Across a variety of industries and cutting-edge issues, Rothwell Figg’s attorneys help their clients navigate all brand-related issues. The firm’s New York office is home to leading litigators Jeffrey Lindenbaum and Jess Collen, both of whom earn strong praise from their patrons. ‘Jeffrey is a fantastic trademark litigator. He has excellent knowledge and sound judgement. Even after working together on many cases, he remains always reliable and trustworthy. He is very good overall.’ ‘For trademark protection and defensive enforcement in the US, Jess is responsive and thorough and very helpful with advice. He is also quite practical and goes the extra mile. Rothwell Figg is very professional to deal with.’”
The WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in over 87 country and state-specific jurisdictions. Across a four-month period, the WTR team of analysts based in Asia, Europe, and the United States scrutinized the legal services market, conducting telephone interviews with brand specialists across the globe to arrive at the 2024 results. Individuals qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically instructed are all taken into account, alongside positive peer and client feedback.
To learn more about the WTR 1000 rankings, and to see the full 2024 edition, visit the WTR 1000 website.