World Trademark Review 1000 Ranks Attorneys Joel Leviton and Ruth Rivard Among Top Tier of Intellectual Property Attorneys 

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Stinson LLP partners Joel Leviton and Ruth Rivard were listed as top trademark attorneys in Minnesota by World Trademark Review 1000. This is the seventh year Leviton has been recognized and the third year for Rivard.

The annual list is the only stand-alone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field and to identify the leading players in 70 key jurisdictions globally. To compile its rankings over the course of four months, the publication conducts extensive interviews with hundreds of lawyers and their clients, and gathers written submissions from throughout the IP industry.

Both Leviton and Rivard were recognized in the Enforcement and Litigation section and are among only 18 attorneys recognized statewide. Rivard is described by WTR as an attorney "best known for her proficiency in litigation and alternative dispute resolution."

WTR describes Leviton as an attorney who "applies a rigorously commercial mindset in his broad-church trademark practice," and "serves as a counsellor, protector and enforcer" for his clients.

Leviton works closely with clients to develop global brand protection strategies and advises on trademarks in the U.S. and abroad. He helps clients protect and license copyrighted content and provides counsel on an array of trademark issues. Leviton's clients often include Fortune 500 companies and multi-national clients in the entertainment, apparel, software and pharmaceutical industries.

Rivard assists clients in maintaining and protecting their intellectual property while providing creative and thoughtful branding strategies worldwide. She also helps clients large and small enforce their intellectual property rights and defend against legal claims brought by others through zealous representation with an eye toward practical resolution.

Stinson's intellectual property division works closely with individuals and companies to develop IP strategies that encourage innovation and growth while maximizing value and opportunity. Our attorneys represent a diverse group of clients from start-up businesses to multinational companies in an array of IP-related matters, including protective and defensive litigation.

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