Washington D.C. (February 18, 2021) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the continued recognition of directors Monica Riva Talley and Tracy-Gene G. Durkin in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This is the tenth consecutive year Talley has earned top-tier rankings by the publication, and the eighth consecutive year for Durkin.

The report holds that Talley, leader of the firm’s Trademark & Brand Protection practice, “‘is a delight to connect with – a knowledgeable, practical, thorough and responsive professional, who knows how to keep a portfolio strong and product copies to a minimum.’” The editors also identify Nasdaq, Richardson International, Extreme Networks and Cirque du Soleil as Talley’s clients, “whose rights and goodwill she protects to the hilt.” Durkin is highlighted by WTR 1000 for her “cross-functional skills” and is described as a “design patent, utility patent and trademark authority.” Both directors are celebrated as “excellent mentors and educators.”

Regarding “future leaders,” the WTR editors give a nod to “former USPTO examining attorney Lauriel Dalier and adroit enforcer Dana Justus” noting they are “both good contacts for the address book.”

In the law firm profiles, WTR 1000 deems Sterne Kessler an “eminent boutique” and emphasizes that, “Sterne Kessler keeps the focus on business enablement and is adept at leveraging different types of intellectual property to advance effective, multi-layered strategies for clients.” The firm is included 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 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 tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 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.