WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2017) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Monica Riva Talley and Tracy-Gene G. Durkin were named among “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” by World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) 2017. This marks the sixth consecutive year Talley has been recognized and the fourth consecutive year Durkin has been recognized by the publication.

The WTR 1000 reports that Talley, head of the firm’s Trademark, Advertising, and Anti-Counterfeiting Practice, “is a first-class practitioner,” and that she is “a first port of call” for her clients. Durkin, who heads the firm’s Mechanical and Design Patent Group, is lauded for being “a leading authority on design protection.” Further, the editor’s note, Durkin is “really active in this area of the law, having written and spoken extensively on the subject. She excels at the overlap between design patents and trademarks.”

The firm’s trademark practice was also recognized in both the ‘prosecution and strategy’ and ‘enforcement and litigation’ rankings. WTR acknowledged the firm’s trademark practice as providing “high-level strategy woven with a results-driven and multi-disciplinary approach to brand development that looks beyond the traditional scope of trademarks.”

About WTR 1000

The international guide is dedicated to identifying the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the trademark field. Their extensive research process is conducted by a team of full-time legal and business industry analysts. Research is also conducted face-to-face, telephone interviews, and with exchanged correspondence, as well as written submissions from firms.

About Sterne Kessler

Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, DC, Sterne Kessler is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced level degree, including more than 50 masters degrees and almost 55 with a doctorate in science or engineering — credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.