Awards and Rankings
March 4, 2024

WTR 1000 2024 Names Goodwin a Leader in Trademark Law

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 has highly ranked Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice and partners Jessica Rothstein, Robert Carroll, Sharon Smith, and Stefan Mentzer in the 2024 edition of the annual guide to the world’s leading trademark professionals and practices. This is the ninth consecutive year Goodwin has been honored by WTR 1000, as the firm’s versatility and client-centric approach have made it a global leader in the trademark sector.

WTR 1000 recognized Goodwin’s work in New York for Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy. The guide praised the firm, stating that Goodwin delivers “on-time, intelligent, informed, practical and strategic advice in every aspect of their practice.”

WTR 1000 also noted Goodwin’s capabilities in Massachusetts. The commentary stated that Goodwin’s team has an “impressive track record in IP litigation,” and “is a smart choice for companies looking to protect their IP assets.”

Goodwin lawyers also stood out in the rankings. Carroll was recognized in Massachusetts for his accomplishments in Enforcement and Litigation. Client feedback described Carroll as an “IP all arounder” who is an “impressive litigator and adviser.”

In New York, Rothstein was recognized for her expertise in Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy. Clients told WTR 1000 that she is a “strong attorney for trademark strategy and registration.”

Mentzer was also recognized in New York for Enforcement and Litigation. Respondents praised the firm’s addition of the “seasoned copyright, trademark and unfair competition litigator” in 2023.

Based in San Francisco, Smith was a highly ranked lawyer in California for Enforcement and Litigation. WTR has called her one of the “top IP pathfinders on the West Coast” who is known for making “decisive plays in IP and commercial cases.”

Now in its 14th year, qualifying practitioners, firms, and lawyers are selected for inclusion in the WTR 1000 based on an extensive four-month research period. To compile this year’s rankings, WTR 1000’s researchers reviewed a record number of submissions, and conducted interviews with lawyers and clients around the world.