Washington, D.C. (April 8, 2022) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that Director and Trademark & Brand Protection Practice head, Monica Riva Talley has been named the U.S. National “Practitioner of the Year – Trademark Prosecution” at the Managing IP Americas Awards 2022. Sterne Kessler was also shortlisted for “Firm of the Year” in the categories of Patent Prosecution, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and IP Boutique.

The Managing IP Awards program honors the firms, individuals, and companies “behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market.”

Talley is consistently recognized by market-leading organizations for excellence in trademark practice and client service, including Managing IP’s “IP Stars” rankings. In addition, she has been among World Trademark Review’s “WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” since 2012 and earned the sole Lexology Client Choice Award in the “IP – Trademarks” category for the District of Columbia in 2021.

Talley and the other Managing IP Americas Awards recipients were honored at a ceremony in New York, NY on April 7. View the full list of award winners here.

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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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