Reed Smith lawyers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France earned the spotlight in the WTR 1000’s list of the world’s foremost trademark lawyers, and four more Reed Smith lawyers were ranked than were last year.

In the WTR 1000 rankings, 11 of Reed Smith lawyers were recommended. Four lawyers were new entrants to the directory, and two Reed Smith lawyers earned the highest “Gold” ranking. Here is the full list of individuals who were featured in the guide.

  • Katy Basile – Prosecution and strategy (Gold) – California
  • Jillian Burstein – Prosecution and strategy – Illinois (new entry)
  • Jason Garcia – Prosecution and strategy – California
  • Jason Gordon – Prosecution and strategy – Illinois and U.S. National – (new entry)
  • Alex Klett – Enforcement and litigation – Germany (new entry)
  • Joshua Newman – Prosecution and strategy – Illinois (new entry)
  • Carolyn Pepper – Enforcement and litigation – U.K. England and Wales
  • Robert Phillips – Enforcement and litigation (Gold) – California
  • Jonathan Radcliffe – Enforcement and litigation – U.K. England and Wales
  • Marianne Schaffner – Enforcement and litigation – France
  • Michael Skrein – Enforcement and litigation – U.K. England and Wales

Reed Smith's trademark practice earned four jurisdictional rankings. The firm gained its first ranking in Illinois, and it also expanded its standing in California. Here are the regions in which Reed Smith trademark capabilities were endorsed.

  • California – Enforcement and litigation (new entry) and Prosecution and strategy 
  • Illinois – Prosecution and strategy (new entry)
  • United Kingdom – Enforcement and litigation
  • International – The firm was ranked “Recommended” for international trademark matters by the WTR 1000.

Client feedback

According to one client quoted in the WTR directory, “Reed Smith has a very deep bench of exceptional lawyers. The Reed Smith team has a clear understanding of trademark law and is a strong advocate for clients’ interests. Moreover, all members of the Reed Smith team are extremely helpful and are an absolute pleasure to work with.”

About the firm’s UK trademark practice, WTR called Reed Smith “a popular pick for brand owners in need of stellar advice and decisive representation in trademark disputes. The outfit boasts an outstanding track record of success and has many significant wins to its name.”

About the WTR 1000

The WTR 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.