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World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000

Chicago – March 7, 2022:  World Trademark Review has recognized Crowell & Moring as a top trademark firm on both sides of the Atlantic, listing Crowell both in the U.S. national rankings and Belgium national rankings. In addition to its national rankings, Crowell & Moring received high regional recognition in Illinois and California. 

WTR recognized Crowell’s 2021 combination with “Chicago IP royalty Brinks Gilson & Lione” as “[o]ne of the US IP market’s major developments.” The combination brought together the Crowell and Brinks trademark teams, which had prior to the combination each been separately ranked in the WTR 1000.  The combination enhanced the team’s capabilities and provides Crowell with trademark litigators in each of the three most active U.S. courts for trademark litigation – the Southern District of New York, Central District of California, and Northern District of Ilinois – as well as a strong team of trademark litigators in Europe. 

Ten Crowell attorneys received individual accolades:  Chicago partners Andrew J. Avsec, David S. Fleming, Jeffery A. Handelman, Howard Michael, and Virginia Wolk Marino; California partners Valerie M. Goo and Kent B. Goss; and Brussels partners Jan-Diederik Lindemans, Kristof Roox, and counsel Judith Bussé. Fleming and Handelman were both identified as top trademark litigators in the national rankings as well. 

The WTR 1000 is a guide that focuses exclusively on identifying and ranking trademark professionals and positions itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. The annual list identifies firms in the trademark space by considering depth of expertise, market presence, and level of work, as well as peer and client feedback. To see the firm’s complete WTR 1000 rankings, please click here.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager