Washington, D.C. (November 29, 2023) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Director Monica Riva Talley, head of the firm’s Trademark & Brand Protection Practice, has once again been named a winner of the Lexology Client Choice Award. This is the third consecutive year that Talley has won this award in recognition of the excellent client care and quality of service she provides.

Talley’s practice focuses on strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. She is particularly sought after for her knowledge and experience in enforcing brand rights against infringers and counterfeiters.

“I am incredibly grateful to be chosen once again for this award,” said Talley. “Throughout my career, I have worked to provide outstanding service and value to clients. I have a team here at Sterne Kessler that supports me in those efforts and is a big part of this recognition. I continue to be energized and excited in my engagement with clients and am driven to provide them with sound legal counsel where they need it most.”

Talley’s clients anonymously submitted feedback to Lexology regarding the service she provides and the quality of her work. One client, with nearly four decades of experience in the IP sector, noted that she stands out “as a beacon of competence and dedication” and possesses “an acute understanding of the intricacies and nuances of trademark law, translating complex fact patterns and legal jargon into clear and actionable advice.” In recent years, other clients have lauded Talley for her responsiveness, competence and ability to lead “a diverse and inclusive team of seasoned trademark professionals.”

Earlier this year, Talley was recognized in World Intellectual Property Review Insights’ inaugural USA Trademarks Rankings. She was also among a notable group of Sterne Kessler directors who were ranked in the Who’s Who Legal: IP 2023 Global Guide, and she was named a Trademark Star by Managing IP in its 2023 “IP Stars” guide.

To learn more about Talley and her practice, click here.

Established in 2005, the Lexology Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Award criteria focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. Nominations are made by in-house counsel, who are then asked to rate individual lawyers on various client service criteria.

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 protecting brands and innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners 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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