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2 March 20224 minute read

The World's Leading Trademark Professionals recognizes 40 DLA Piper lawyers

DLA Piper continues to be widely recognized by World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, which has named 40 DLA Piper lawyers to its 2022 list of top trademark professionals. The list of DLA Piper trademark experts includes 9 lawyers in multiple key United States jurisdictions, reflecting the practice’s deep bench and strategic national reach. These individuals are Ryan Compton, Andrew Deutsch, Gina Durham, Tamar Duvdevani, Ann Ford, Michael Geller, David Kramer, Keith Medansky and Thomas Zutic. In addition to individual accolades, DLA Piper is ranked as a top national trademark firm with additional nods for the firm’s Illinois and Washington, DC departments.

WTR recommends these leading professionals and departments based on an extensive four-month research process in which the publication interviews hundreds of lawyers and clients around the world to identify firms and individuals “that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice.” The guide notes that DLA Piper practitioners range from “seasoned” trial lawyers “extremely effective at framing issues in ways that are compelling to judges” to a “leading expert” in IP transactions delivering “rock-solid IP protection” to go-to counsel for “well-known brands” in need of support on “strategically important matters” such as “complex litigation and global rebranding.”

DLA Piper lawyers on the 2022 list in global jurisdictions include:

  • Australia: Robynne Sanders
  • Canada: Chris Bennett, Geoff Mowatt, Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Bruce Stratton
  • China: Reking Chen and Horace Lam
  • France: Karine Disdier-Mikus and Frank Valentin
  • Germany: Stefan Dittmer
  • Hong Kong: Edward Chatterton
  • Italy: Annamaria Algieri, Gualtiero Dragotti, Roberto Valenti and Elena Varese
  • Luxembourg: David Alexandre
  • Netherlands: Sophie Charlotte Gauquier, Niels Mulder and Alexander Tsoutsanis
  • Poland: Ewa Kurowska-Tober and Krystian Maciaszek
  • Russia: Pavel Arievich, Roman Golovatsky, Michael Malloy and Julianna Tabastajewa
  • United Kingdom: Désirée Fields, Ruth Hoy, Leigh Martin, Claire Sng, Richard Taylor and John Wilks

With leading trademark and copyright lawyers in major markets around the world, DLA Piper’s widely respected team is well positioned to help clients solve their trademark and copyright issues across all borders. The firm’s global reach and local knowledge enables its lawyers to work collaboratively and provide seamless, high-quality global service.