USA: National Trademarks Rankings


WIPR Insights presents its inaugural rankings of the leading USA trademark firms and lawyers. Trademarks are increasingly recognised as an under appreciated asset in assessing company value. A recent US study indicated the number of trademarks a firm registers in a year can be a predictor of the company’s profitability and stock value the following year. WIPR Insights’ USA trademarks rankings presents the firms and lawyers global brands rely on to protect and maximise the value of these vital assets in the United States, and beyond.

In the absence of a global trademarks filing system, with the strength and significance of its economy, the United States remains a key, if not the key jurisdiction, for global brands to protect the commercial value of their trademarks. Moreover, the 'first-to-use' trademark system in the US grants common law rights to businesses, protected by a robust court system. In addition, registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides additional legal benefits and protections, with an official notice and presumption of validity of the trademark owners’ claim. 

WIPR Insights’ US trademarks research included market analysis, reviews of submissions, and interviews with firms coast-to-coast in gleaming skyscrapers on Wall Street, Chicago, Los Angeles, DC, Dallas, Seattle and points in between. We also spoke to clients independently sourced, and as referees provided by the firms, and to international lawyers who also assisted ou research for the China Trademarks rankings.

The results detail law firms and lawyers at the forefront of their industry, navigating the impact of technological innovation on trademarks practice, the challenges of domestic and international protection, and the ever demanding contest of representing clients in the robust arena of the court room.

The US Trademarks Rankings also includes two feature articles on the topic of US Trademarks written by WIPR Insights journalists:






Baker McKenzie

Fenwick & West 

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Emilia Cannella, Ropes & Gray

Mark Jansen, Fenwick & West

Anthony Malutta, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Allison Strickland Ricketts, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu


Highly Recommended


Coates IP

Cowan Liebowitz & Latman

Davis Wright Tremaine



Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garett & Dunner

Greenberg Traurig

Kelly IP

Knobbe Martens

Perkins Coie

Pirkey Barber

Pryor Cashman

Ropes & Gray

Squire Patton Boggs

Michael Adams, Mayer Brown

Joel Feldman, Greenberg Traurig

Glenn Gundersen, Dechert

Eleanor Lackman, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Heather McDonald, BakerHostetler

Karen Webb, Fenwick & West



DLA Piper

Fish & Richardson

Leason Ellis

Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp

McDermott, Will & Emery

Phillips Nizer

Potomac Law Group

Seed IP

Seyfarth Shaw

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Alan Behr, Phillips Nizer

Stephen Baird, Greenberg Traurig

Jeff Becker, Haynes and Boone

Jennifer Debrow, Taft Stettinus & Hollister

Jenifer deWolf Paine, Fish & Richardson

Lauren Emerson, Leason Ellis

Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman

Susan Heller, Greenberg Traurig

Charles LaPolla, Phillips Nizer

Julia Matheson, Potomac Law Group

Susan Natland, Knobbe Martens

Martin Schwimmer, Leason Ellis

Monica Talley, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Marc Trachtenberg, Greenberg Traurig

Jeff Van Hoosear, Knobbe Martens

Nancy Wolff, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard


Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Haynes and Boone

Lathrop GPM

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough


Winston Strawn

 Jessica Sganga, Knobbe Martens







Debevoise & Plimpton

Kirkland & Ellis

David Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton

Dale Cendali, Kirkland & Ellis



Fenwick & West

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Megan Bannigan, Debevoise & Plimpton

Felicia Boyd, Norton Rose Fulbright

William Brewster, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Margret Caruso, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Theodore Davis Jr, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Anthony Dreyer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Howard Hogan, Gibson Dunn

David Kelly, Kelly IP

Tim Kenny, Norton Rose Fulbright

Anna Kurian Shaw, Hogan Lovells

Floyd Mandell, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Kathleen McCarthy, King & Spalding

Steven Nataupsky, Knobbe Martens

Mark Puzella, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Robert Weisbein, Foley & Lardner



Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Foley & Lardner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Greenberg Traurig

Hogan Lovells

King & Spalding

Knobbe Martens

Latham & Watkins

McDermott, Will & Emery

Norton Rose Fulbright

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson

Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Skadden Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom

Peter Brody, Ropes & Gray

Thad Chaloemtiarana, Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson

Gina Durham, DLA Piper

Catherine Farrelly, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman

Justin Gaudio, Greer, Burns & Crain

Richard Lehv, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Paul Llewellyn, Arnold & Porter

Kevin McPherson, Lee & Hayes

Douglas Miro, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein

Claudia Ray, Kirkland & Ellis

Howard Shire, Troutman Pepper

Ken Wilton, Seyfarth Shaw


Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein

Arnold & Porter

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Greer, Burns & Crain

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Kelly IP

Lee & Hayes

Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough

Ropes & Gray

Seyfarth Shaw

Troutman Pepper

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati