Potomac Law Group is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a leading trademark firm in 2022 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, the industry’s definitive publication that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.
WTR undertakes exhaustive qualitative research, identifying top firms and individuals based on their depth of expertise, market presence and sophistication of work.
"Ultra-high-quality services and cost effectiveness,” WTR notes, Potomac Law has a “contingent of seasoned, hands-on attorneys with backgrounds in big-name law firms and companies” who serve “an ardent following of top brands.” The firm once again was ranked for both prosecution and strategy and enforcement and litigation, again holding its own alongside the high powered (and high-cost) D.C. BigLaw firms who are also listed in these categories.
Four Potomac Law partners in the group have also been recognized again this year in the individual rankings as leaders in their field, garnering five Gold rankings, along with two Silvers and one Bronze.
Julia Anne Matheson, “one of the best all-rounders in the country” and an “incredibly strategic and smart lawyer,” is once again one of only twelve practitioners ranked nationally at the Gold level for Prosecution and Strategy. She is also ranked Gold in the competitive DC Metro area for both Prosecution/Strategy and Enforcement/Litigation, one of only two women to achieve Gold in both. WTR adds that “peers hold her in high regard” and that Matheson “approaches the practice of law with real integrity.”
Janet Satterthwaite, Chair of the Trademark practice group, is a “dynamic and creative lawyer who recognises clients’ ultimate business goals and exactly how to achieve them.” Recognized for the 11th consecutive year, she ranks in the Gold band in the DC metro area for Prosecution/Strategy, and Silver band for Enforcement/Litigation. “She gives companies peace of mind whether they’re rebranding, expanding product lines or enforcing rights,” WTR notes. Satterthwaite, along with Ms Matheson, is one of only three women to be ranked Silver or Gold for both enforcement and prosecution in the DC Metro Area, a testament to their versatility as a one-stop resource for all global branding needs.
Bonny Plosker, the longest-serving member of the team, is a “media maven with rich corporate experience.” Ms. Plosker is ranked in the Washington D.C. area.
Todd Bontemps, a Silicon Valley IP veteran, is “extremely well rounded and delivers crisp results in prosecution, enforcement and domain name dispute resolution.” He is praised lately for being “highly successful in dealing with social media infringement issues.”
“Potomac Law has a strong national footprint,” thanks to Plosker and Bontemps, “who have raised its profile in California and New York.”
“We are delighted to be recognized again this year by the WTR 1000,” said managing partner Benjamin Lieber. “To be ranked alongside some of the largest law firms in the country is a testament to the strength our growing team of trademark attorneys who skillfully navigate the complexities of trademark law for both our U.S. and international clients.”
The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
Trevor Little, editor for the WTR 1000, explains: “As businesses race to enhance their global competitiveness in a challenging economic climate, a strong brand is a vital prerequisite for success. Lawyers and attorneys in private practice play a significant role in developing and implementing brand strategies for clients, as well as protecting them in the event of infringement. However, finding the right legal partners and building up a support network can be a challenge – particularly over the past two pandemic-interrupted years. Now in its 12th year, the WTR 1000 helps in this endeavour by shining a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice.”