ATLANTA (February 18, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce Partners James Bikoff and Bruce McDonald have been recognized on World Trademark Review 1000 list (WTR 1000) of the world’s leading trademark professionals of 2021. Additionally, SGR has been recognized as a firm for enforcement and litigation in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.
Now in its eleventh year, the WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of legal practice. The WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in over 80 key jurisdictions globally. World Trademark Review undertakes an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding.
Jim Bikoff is a partner in SGR’s Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Practice. He has been active for more than 40 years directing worldwide trademark and copyright protection, litigation and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. Mr. Bikoff also has been active in Internet and domain name litigation. He is a Chambers & Partners recognized attorney, active in many intellectual property organizations and a frequent contributor to several publications, including World Trademark Review.
Bruce McDonald is a Partner in SGR’s Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, including trademark registration and clearance opinions, investigations and enforcement litigation. Mr. McDonald also represents innovative drug developers in the negotiation of licensing agreements and represents a pharmaceutical association with the protection of intellectual property in pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
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