Debevoise & Plimpton LLP received several top-tier (“gold”) rankings in the World Trademark Review 1000 for 2017. The firm was ranked in the top tier overall in the United States and in New York in the “Enforcement and Litigation” category. In addition, partner David H. Bernstein was ranked in the top tier both nationally and in New York for “Enforcement and Litigation.” Partner Jeremy Feigelson was also ranked in New York for “Enforcement and Litigation.”
World Trademark Review 1000 noted Debevoise as “one of the best firms in the world for trademark work; you can’t argue with its position at the top of the table.” “Although excellent all around, it is most famous for taking on the biggest, most sophisticated cases; it deals with the disputes that will end up before the US Supreme Court.” The publication described Mr. Bernstein as having “a larger-than-life reputation in this profession and he’s the real deal. He has an unmatched knowledge base, but also brings a ton of energy to his practice. He is on top of all the issues and very proactive in his management of cases.” Mr. Bernstein has “a multitude of eminent cases under his belt and continues to represent Havana Club against Bacardi in one of the world’s longest-running, most heavily publicized trademark spats. He also secured victory for Princeton Vanguard in a precedent-setting case that clarified the standard for evaluating the genericness of multi-word marks,” according to the publication. The World Trademark Review 1000 also lauded Mr. Feigelson’s work for brands in the internet and emerging technologies space who has had a “particularly busy year dealing with branding and advertising disputes. A whizz at managing online matters, he heads the firm’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice.”
Debevoise has a highly successful Intellectual Property Litigation Group, widely recognized by clients and adversaries alike as one of the strongest practices of its kind. The Group handles a wide variety of cases, including trademark, trade dress and advertising disputes; copyright matters in media and entertainment; right of publicity issues; and unfair competition and trade secret cases. Many of the firm’s cases have cross-border components, and it has deep experience across a wide range of industries.
Now in its seventh year, the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is the only standalone research directory to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners. The directory recommends those firms and lawyers it considers to be leaders in the field: only those delivering top-quality trademark services make the cut. More information on the methodology can be found here.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. The firm’s commercially-savvy lawyers regularly lead strategic transactions and complex disputes for world-class clients.