Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys John Morrow and Randy Springer have been ranked in the 2019 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 report states: “It is all systems go at transatlantic full-service outfit Womble Bond Dickinson; in October 2017, the firm gained a foothold in the Northeast by opening a life sciences-focused Boston office; then, in January 2018 it added significantly to its IP practice by acquiring respected California boutique Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman. These moves, among other developments, have given the firm great momentum, which folks like Winston-Salem partners Randel Springer and John Morrow are harnessing to make major gains in the trademark practice. Springer, who has lived and breathed trademarks and brands throughout his entire career, is a discerning choice for those seeking a soup-to-nuts trademark practice. He particularly demonstrates rare mastery when it comes to the management of large and valuable trademark portfolios. An exceptional litigator who really gets just what his clients need, Morrow is the person to call when things get spicy. Super smart when it comes to budgets and efficiency and flexible with alternative fee arrangements, these guys give brand owners immense bang for their buck.”

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).

For more than 25 years, Randy Springer has guided clients in selecting, clearing, registering, maintaining and defending trademarks. He 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. Springer focuses on helping companies manage large trademark portfolios, including those of well-known consumer brands.