Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Sarah Keefe, Evan Fultz, Laura Kees, John Morrow and Randy Springer have been ranked in the 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

The WTR 1000 research directory focuses on “identifying the trademark industry’s leading lights in 72 jurisdictions around the world.” Candidates are ranked according to market research, and are included independently of any commercial considerations.

The WTR 1000 report provides the following independent commentary about Womble Bond Dickinson and its ranked attorneys: “Womble Bond Dickinson’s trademark, copyright and transactions group is nearly 30 strong and is supported by a litigation group with the same number of IP-focused advocates; it thus has the firepower to handle any brand-related assignment and the quality to bring about great results.” 

Evan Fultz advises businesses on their trademark and other proprietary rights in connection with the launch and protection of new brands, as well as in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and expansions. He also manages worldwide monitoring and enforcement programs for his clients’ most valuable brands. In addition, Fultz frequently handles IP disputes and has extensive experience litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO.

Sarah Keefe, the Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office, develops complex trademark clearance and registration strategies across industry sector lines and around the world, with a particular area of experience in regulated industries. Keefe has considerable experience in pharmaceutical trademarks, including regulatory and safety analysis branding considerations. She also helps clients resolve IP disputes, including trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising litigation as well as trademark opposition proceedings before the USPTO.

Laura Kees concentrates her practice on managing trademark and copyright portfolios; counseling clients on risks associated with proposed names and marks; evaluating when applications for domestic and/or international registration should be filed and advising how and when to maintain those registrations.

John Morrow currently chairs Womble Bond Dickinson’s US Intellectual Property Litigation Group. For more than two decades, his practice has focused on complex disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, antitrust, and cybersecurity (data breaches).

Randy Springer has guided clients in selecting, clearing, registering, maintaining and defending trademarks for more than 25 years. Springer acts as a trusted IP advisor to clients at all stages of the trademark life cycle, and is a North Carolina Bar Board Certified Trademark Specialist.