Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Ranked Among World’s Top 1000 Trademark Firms and Practitioners

March 29, 2012

WTR 1000Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP and trademark partner Michael R. Graham have been recognized in World Trademark Review 1000’s 2012 edition. World Trademark Review 1000 is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. It also identifies firms and individuals setting industry benchmarks for trademark legal services. To select firms for inclusion in the World Trademark Review 1000, World Trademark Review conducted hundreds of interviews with trademark specialists, both private practice and in-house, in more than 50 key jurisdictions. Top-ranking finalists were selected as the firms and individuals to whom trademark professionals turn to for unparalleled trademark services when seeking local and international legal partners.

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun’s Trademark Group provides a full range of trademark-related services in the U.S. and abroad, including clearing, registering, enforcing, opposing, and defending trademark rights. The Firm also represents clients in the resolution of disputes involving design and trade dress infringement, counterfeit products, dilution, unfair competition and trade practices, domain names and rights of publicity. The Trademark Group offers clients a proven embedded attorney program to assist clients to economically and effectively control their trademark portfolios. The Group’s clients include: The Nielsen Company, Aon Corporation, Ball Horticultural Company, CDW, CNA Corporation, Crosman Corporation, Goss International Corporation, Jon-Don, Inc., Penford Corporation, PGA of America, Relìv International, Inc., ShopVac, and Zenith Electronics LLP.

WTR 1000Michael R. Graham is "a very clever lawyer and a major force in the field," according to WTR sources. He focuses on trademark prosecution and clearance, with a niche in serving market research, entertainment and e-business clients (from among other industries). He also advises on internet-related matters, licensing and transactions involving trademark rights and guides clients through internet domain name disputes under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.

Michael R. Graham has provided clients with wide-ranging counsel to advance and protect their trademark, copyright and other commercial and creative intellectual property rights for more than 25 years. Mr. Graham helps clients establish programs and strategies to establish and protect their core business assets. Mr. Graham has been ranked in the WTR 1000 in 2011and 2012, awarded a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™, selected by the Chicago Law Bulletin’s Leading Lawyer Network as a "Leading Lawyer," and named an Illinois Super Lawyer.