Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2022) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that Director Monica Riva Talley has earned a Lexology Client Choice Award for the second consecutive year in recognition of her exceptional client service. Leader of Sterne Kessler’s Trademark and Brand Protection Practice, Talley is the sole 2022 award recipient for Trademarks in the United States: District of Columbia category.

Clients of Talley anonymously submitted the following comments to Lexology during the Client Choice research process regarding the noteworthy service, care, and attention she provides:

  • “In my career I’ve worked with hundreds of attorneys, most of whom are in the IP space as is Monica. She’s at the top of my list for her responsiveness, extreme competence, understanding of the IP space legally and in the business context.”
  • “Monica has been singularly helpful in our acquisition and business strategy and always extremely sensitive to managing costs. I’ve referred others to her and her firm and will continue to do so.”
  • “Monica Riva Talley is a skilled and strategic trademark attorney who crafts business-oriented solutions to our trickiest intellectual property issues.”
  • “Monica is both responsive and personable, and adeptly leads a diverse and inclusive team of seasoned trademark professionals.”

As indicated by Lexology, Client Choice “recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.” Law firms and individuals can only be nominated by in-house counsel, who submit ratings on several aspects of client service such as quality of legal advice, industry knowledge, and strategic thinking.

Talley’s Client Choice Award comes on the heels of several other recent accolades. She was named the U.S. National Trademark Prosecution Practitioner of the Year at the 2022 Managing IP Americas Awards and was ranked among Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women in IP” globally, among other achievements.

View the full list of 2022 Client Choice Award winners and the research methodology on Lexology’s website here. Talley’s Lexology Featured Expert profile may be viewed here.

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 60 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.

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