Ropes & Gray - US Trademark Rankings 2023


Firm Overview:

Ropes & Gray is a global firm home to a team knowledgeable in domestic and international trademark law. The full-service firm offers IP services from six offices across the US and further key locations in London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, working with international contacts to curate a global strategy for clients. The consumer branded products sector is the firm’s strength, with clients such as TV Guide and Bronco Wine Company and US stock market index Dow Jones relying on Ropes & Gray’s trademark practice. The non-contentious practice collaborates with clients on prosecution, brand strategy and portfolio development, maintaining and enforcing both domestic and international marks. Ropes & Gray has worked with beauty collective Luxury Brand Partners for a decade, acquiring global trademark rights and continuing to advise on brand strategy. 

For contentious matters, Ropes & Gray represents clients up to federal district courts. The Trademark Group defends and asserts claims before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) having handled hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings as well as finding success in multiple Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) matters concerning infringing domain names and cybersquatters. The practice is also strong on transactional and licensing issues and has previously assisted Adidas in selling its shoe business Rockport, with Ropes & Gray advising on trademark licence negotiations.