Lowenstein Sandler and two of its trademark partners, Vanessa A. Ignacio and Matthew P. Hintz, are included in the 2023 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). This is the twelfth consecutive year that Lowenstein and Vanessa have been listed in the WTR 1000 and it is Matthew’s fifth consecutive appearance.
In this year’s Lowenstein listing, WTR 1000 notes: “Without issue, the partners at Lowenstein rise to the challenge of handling high volume trademark instructions on very fast turnaround times.”
Vanessa, Chair of the Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets practice, receives praise as being “a great partner to her clients and an invaluable resource when it comes to trademarking new product names and building brand identities that set you apart from competitors. She is responsive, action-oriented and has a great sense of urgency.”
WTR 1000 recommends Matthew as “exceptionally commercial, efficient, responsive, accessible, and practical. He does a great job advising business teams on risk and strategy, and keeping his clients protected across many different territories.”
The ranking further notes that “[t]hey do not operate in a silo; the firm’s trademark, copyright, and trade secrets practice is an integral part of an 80-lawyer strong tech group, which is set up to provide holistic services and advise on well-rounded long-term strategies.”
The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, is considered the definitive “go-to” resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Every year, World Trademark Review conducts face-to-face and telephone interviews and correspondence over a four-month period with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients involved with trademark. It also gathers a written submissions from firms detailing their recent activity in the field. “Individuals qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed.” For more on WTR’s methodology, click here.
Vanessa and Matthew are members of Lowenstein’s Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets and Technology & Media Transactions practices as well as the firm’s Tech Group. Vanessa manages the national and global trademark portfolios–from brand selection to clearance and registration to licensing, maintenance, and enforcement–of clients spanning industries as diverse as life sciences and pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, animal health, financial services, apparel, footwear, cosmetics, and software and technology. She has specialized knowledge related to clearing global pharmaceutical names, including counseling on regulatory approval of pharmaceutical brands. Vanessa has cultivated expertise in navigating trademark registration and enforcement issues in China, a particularly challenging market for many brand owners. An early advocate for the protection of brand rights in domain names and online platforms, she has an impressive record in combatting online trademark infringement, cybersquatting, and phishing attacks in domain name dispute proceedings for such iconic brands as Claritin, Aleve, Dr. Scholl’s, Alka-Seltzer, Arm & Hammer, Waterpik, Coppertone, Phibro Animal Health, and Catalent, to name a few.
Matthew advises global and emerging pharmaceutical, beauty and skincare, consumer goods, technology, and other companies on managing their domestic and international trademark portfolios and helping to develop their growth strategies into new domestic and international markets. He also represents private equity firms and other investors in multimillion-dollar acquisitions with significant trademark and copyright portfolios. Working with both start-ups and multinational brands, Matthew counsels his clients on the clearance of proposed marks, preparation and filing applications, obtaining approvals for applications to register marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and trademark agencies around the world, as well as use of those marks. This includes brand protection and enforcement at the USPTO and other trademark agencies, social media and ecommerce platforms, and domain name disputes.
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