Awards and Rankings March 08, 2022

Goodwin Highly Ranked for Trademark Law by WTR 1000

World Trademark Review has highly ranked Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice and partners Jessica Rothstein and Robert Carroll in the 2022 edition of WTR 1000, an annual guide to the world’s leading trademark professionals and practices. This is the seventh consecutive year Goodwin has been honored by WTR 1000, as the firm’s versatility and client-focused approach have made it a global leader in the trademark industry.

WTR 1000 recognized Goodwin’s work in New York for Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy. The guide praised the firm for “integrating its trademark counselling and litigation offerings both of which are sophisticated in their own right” in order to counsel clients “throughout all phases of the brand lifecycle.”

WTR 1000 also ranked Goodwin’s capabilities in Massachusetts. The commentary noted Goodwin’s “striking success” at the Supreme Court in recent years, and stated that Goodwin’s “constant engagement in high-stakes litigation puts it at the leading edge of modern IP practice.”

Goodwin lawyers also stood out in the rankings, as Carroll was recognized in Massachusetts for his accomplishments in Enforcement and Litigation. Client feedback described Carroll as an “extremely knowledgeable, diligent, thorough and quick lawyer and a top trademark litigator who you need in your corner when the heat is on.” 

In New York, Rothstein was recognized for her expertise in Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy. Clients told WTR 1000 that she “shows exceptional judgement about when to stand up for a mark, what steps to take to protect it and where clients should be spending their precious legal dollars.”

Now in its 12th year, qualifying practitioners, firms and trademark attorney practices 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 full-time performance data team reviewed a record number of submissions, conducted hours of face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and clients in more than 80 jurisdictions around the world.