Foley Hoag Highly Ranked in Worldwide Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 List

Boston-based firm colleagues Julia Huston and Susan Barbieri Montgomery also named in Individuals categories for highest ranking trademark lawyers

April 28, 2011

Foley Hoag announced today its Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Practice was named to the Worldwide Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 Ranking, the first and only standalone ranking to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners. The WTR 1000 list is significant because it reflects the opinions of those specifically working in the trademark law field. The list was compiled using information from three months of telephone interviews and correspondence with hundreds of attorneys and clients involved with trademark protection and associated legal issues.

Julia Huston, partner chair of Foley Hoag’s Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Practice was ranked as a leading lawyer in Band 1 of the Individuals Contentious Trademark Work category. Susan Barbieri Montgomery, of counsel for Foley Hoag’s Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Practice was listed as one of the top ranking lawyers in the Individuals Band for Non-Contentious Work.

“Our research covers more than 50 key jurisdictions and identifies the leading practitioners and their firms in both contentious and non-contentious work,” said Alastair Mitchell, head of research at WTR. “Foley Hoag’s comprehensive array of prosecution, licensing and litigation services, along with advice on other issues arising from corporate activity made them a favorite among those we interviewed to determine these rankings. Ms. Huston and Ms. Montgomery were both singled out for their talents, expertise in the areas of trademark litigation as well as their approachable work style which is very important to clients.”

Foley Hoag’s Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Practice handles all types of trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, Internet, domain name, false advertising, defamation, commercial disparagement and other unfair competition matters for its clients. The group oversees thousands of trademark registrations and applications for clients in more than 160 countries, and assists clients in connection with registration and management of copyright, domain name, and Internet keyword registrations. The firm also guards against infringement, negotiates license agreements, and prosecutes and defends trademark cases, copyright infringement cases, and other cases involving intellectual property rights and unfair competition.

“Being included in this ranking is great validation for our firm and practice because it is based on third party feedback,” said Huston. “Enforcing and defending our clients’ trademark rights is critical to the health of their brands and the integrity of their businesses. We are proud to have been acknowledged by our colleagues and clients in this important listing.”

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