WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 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) 2016. This marks the fifth consecutive year Talley has been recognized and the third consecutive year Durkin has been recognized by the publication for their excellence in the practice of trademark law.
The WTR 1000 reports that Talley, who heads the firm's Trademark, Advertising, and Anti-Counterfeiting Practice, is a "high-end trademark lawyer" who "provides excellent legal advice and support” and is “extremely responsive, thorough and thoughtful.” Further, the editors noted, “[Talley] is cost sensitive – she promptly provides invoice estimates when asked and often comes in under budget.”
Durkin, who heads the firm's Mechanical and Design Patent Group was highlighted in the WTR 1000 rankings as "a foremost authority on designs, [who] also has a deep well of trademark law knowledge to draw on." In the overall firm rankings, Sterne Kessler's trademark practice was recognized for excellence in both "enforcement and litigation" and "prosecution and strategy." The publication reported that the firm's practice "makes a splash in the trademark space. Its sole office lies within a stone's throw of the USPTO, giving it excellent visibility with its examiners."
The international guide is dedicated to identifying the world's elite trademark legal services providers based on recommendations from in-house counsel, c-suite executives, and private practitioners, as well as information from an extensive research process conducted by a team of full-time legal and business industry analysts.
To view the firm's full World Trademark Review 1000 profile, including individual profiles of Talley and Durkin, please click here.
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 55 masters degrees and more than 60 with a doctorate in science or engineering -- credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.