Vanessa A. Ignacio, Chair of the firm’s Trademark, Copyrights & Trade Secrets group, has received a 2020 Client Choice Award in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks category from Lexology.

The Client Choice Awards are decided exclusively by corporate counsel and clients; nominations can only be made by in-house counsel. Individual lawyers and law firms are evaluated on the quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty, and ethics.

Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market.

Launched in 2007, Lexology is a daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles, and blogs delivered to more than 300,000 subscribers, over 65 percent of whom are in-house corporate counsel representing the vast majority of Fortune 500, FT Global 500, and FT Euro 500 companies–including all members of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

About Vanessa A. Ignacio

Ignacio’s robust practice focuses on the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks for a diverse group of clients. Her advice to companies on the clearance, development, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks is strategic and precise. She has consistently proven herself an effective and artful negotiator with trademark examiners.

Ignacio manages trademark portfolios–from brand selection to clearance and registration to licensing, maintenance, and enforcement–and thousands of marks for hundreds of clients. Highly experienced in all aspects of enforcing brands online, she has an impeccable record of success in fighting off cybersquatters–third parties that illegally use marks on a website or in a domain name.