Washington D.C. (January 31, 2019) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Monica Riva Talley and Tracy-Gene G. Durkin have been named among “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” by World Trademark Review 1000 2019. Notably, this marks the eighth consecutive year Talley has been recognized by the publication, and the sixth consecutive year for Durkin.

WTR 1000 reports that the firm, led by Talley, the head of the firm’s Trademark & Brand Protection practice, “handles the full spectrum of IP issues and has the bench to shepherd disputes to a successful close – even where trademark matters are tangled with other issues.” The editors include a direct quote from one of Talley’s clients who remarked, “[s]he is a trusted and reliable resource for IP matters, pragmatically assessing issues to outline realistic options. Clients with high-level trademark needs should seek her out. She is first-rate and extremely results-oriented.”

Durkin, head of the firm’s Mechanical & Design Patent Group, and known for her expertise in design patents, is heralded by the WTR 1000 editors for being “as innovative as the products that she protects.”

The firm’s Trademark & Brand Protection practice has been recognized in both the “enforcement and litigation” and “prosecution and strategy” categories.

To view the full WTR 1000 rankings and the firm’s profile, please click here.

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, through telephone interviews, and correspondence, as well as written submissions from firms.

About Sterne Kessler

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 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 nearly 50 masters and 50+ 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.