World Trademark Review Recognizes Stinson Attorneys, Minneapolis Office in WTR 1000 Rankings

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Stinson LLP is pleased to announce its recognition by the World Trademark Review (WTR) as a 2022 WTR 1000 ranked firm and our Minneapolis office as a "bronze" firm.

"The IP practitioners at Stinson make it their mission to understand clients’ cultures and business aspirations, and move heaven and earth to help them realise their ambitions. Their breadth of IP knowledge serves them well at all stages of the trademark lifecycle and they can effortlessly translate its complexities into clear, easily implementable strategies," said WTR.

WTR also recognized Partners David Barnard, Joel Leviton and Ruth Rivard as "Recommended Individuals" for their exceptional skill set and profound insight into trademark matters. This is the 10th year Leviton has been selected as an IP leading practitioner, and the sixth year for Rivard

"David Barnard is a first-class litigator who is trusted by clients when the stakes are at their highest. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, he knows how to get the job done." WTR goes on to say, "Joel Leviton seeks to maximise the value of brands through lucrative licensing agreements that unlock their commercial power; while highly accomplished trial attorney Ruth Rivard anchors things on the contentious side."

The WTR 1000 identifies top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. WTR conducts interviews and gathers written submissions to identify top firms and individuals based on their depth of expertise, market presence and sophistication of work.

Stinson's intellectual property and trademark team has one of the largest patent practices in the Midwest, with over 20 attorneys licensed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In 2021, they filed 1,058 patent applications and 458 trademark applications. Currently, the team manages over 12,500 active domestic and foreign trademarks and works closely with individuals and companies to develop innovative IP strategies that encourage growth while maximizing value and opportunity.

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