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March 3, 2023

March 1, 2023

Seed IP and three of its partners recognized in 2023 edition of World Trademark Review 1000

Seed IP is proud to announce its recognition in the Silver Tier of the 13th edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). Additionally, partners Kevin Costanza, Marc Levy, and Russ Pangborn are listed as “Recommended Individuals” in the 2023 edition of WTR 1000 for their expertise in IP law.

In the 2023 edition, WTR 1000 states, "Inspired by the pioneering companies which they represent, the practitioners at Seed IP apply themselves to brand protection with great creativity and commercial awareness. With lawyers of the sophistication and calibre of Russell Pangborn, Marc Levy and Kevin Costanza on deck, the firm is ideally situated to advise on the more complex and nuanced aspects of trademark and related law; for example, it has a strong command of internet policy issues, which brand owners must increasingly grapple with. Pangborn is one of the country’s pre-eminent trademark and technology law strategists with close to three decades of experience, nearly half of them in senior in-house roles. As a veteran litigator, Levy brings comfort when trouble brews. Costanza is a discerning choice for prosecution, especially for those looking to procure patent and trademark rights."

About WTR 1000

WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. 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. This year’s publication features more than 80 country and US state-specific chapters analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields. As well as illustrating the depth of expertise available to brand owners as they seek toprotect their brands, the guide serves as the definitive tool to locating the best trademark partners worldwide, covering leading national and internationaltrademark practitioners from around the globe.

Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved over 1,700 telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe. To allow for easy navigation, the results are presented in bands – gold, silver and bronze –to reflect the depth of expertise, market presence, and level of work on which firms are typically instructed. The publication therefore serves as a one-stop source of reference for anyone seeking trademark legal services.

Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the WTR 1000, explains: “A strong brand is vital to success in today’s intensely competitive and increasingly globalized market. Trademarks are key tools through which businesses can protect the goodwill and reputation inherent in their brands and build and maintain demand for their products and services. Asa result, external advisers play a crucial role in developing and implementing brand strategies for both local and international markets and in protecting these vital assets in the face of infringement. It is thus imperative to choose the best legal counsel and the WTR 1000 serves as an essential guide in today’s brand-focused economy – as well as highlighting the health of the trademark marketplace.”

Official website for WTR 1000

Seed IP profile on WTR 1000


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