Feb 15, 2024

SGR’s Jim Bikoff, Bruce McDonald and Scott Woldow Recognized on “WTR 1000” List of World’s Leading Trademark Professionals of 2024; SGR Recognized as a Firm in Washington, D.C. Metro

PR SGR’s Jim Bikoff, Bruce McDonald and Scott Woldow Recognized on “WTR 1000” List of World’s Leading Trademark Professionals of 2024; SGR Recognized as a Firm in Washington, D.C. Metro

ATLANTA (February 15, 2024) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Partners James Bikoff, Bruce McDonald and Scott Woldow have been recognized on the World Trademark Review 1000 list (WTR 1000) of the world’s leading trademark professionals of 2024. Mr. Bikoff is recognized as a “Recommended Individual” nationally, and Mr. McDonald and Mr. Woldow are recognized as “Recommended Individuals” in the D.C. metro area. SGR also received bronze recognition as a firm for prosecution and strategy and for enforcement and litigation in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Now in its fourteenth edition, the WTR 1000 is the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal service providers in more than 80 global jurisdictions and U.S. states. Individual practitioners, law firms, and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The rankings note that SGR attorneys “manage thousands of unique marks, including some of the oldest files on USPTO record.”

Jim Bikoff is a partner in SGR’s Washington, D.C. IP Practice. He has been active for more than 40 years directing worldwide trademark and copyright protection, litigation and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. Mr. Bikoff also practices in Internet and domain name litigation. He is a Chambers USA recognized attorney, active in many IP organizations and a frequent contributor to several publications, including World Trademark Review. The rankings note “He is an incredibly talented attorney who is knowledgeable, efficient and experienced. He offers excellent advice in a very timely matter and is always keyed into his clients’ objectives.”

Bruce McDonald is a partner in SGR’s Washington, D.C. IP 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 IP in pharmaceutical products and medical devices. The rankings note that he “has strong chops representing pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.”

Scott Woldow is a partner in the IP Practice, leader of the Trademark Practice Group, and managing partner of SGR’s Washington, D.C. office. He specializes in counseling clients with regard to IP matters, prosecuting applications to register trademarks and service marks worldwide, maintenance of existing trademark and service mark registrations worldwide, trademark clearance opinions, advice concerning infringement, opposition, and cancellation issues, representation of clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, consent agreements, settlement agreements, and intellectual property litigation. A Chambers USA recognized attorney, Mr. Woldow is a sought-after speaker on trademark issues worldwide and active in several IP organizations. The rankings note his “profound knowledge of trademark law, both domestically and internationally.”

To view the SGR profile and rankings, click here.

About World Trademark Review
World Trademark Review is the only dedicated intelligence platform that provides unique insight for trademark professionals internationally. Universally acknowledged for unrivalled coverage of breaking developments and its role in supporting strategic decision making, World Trademark Review’s intuitive platform provides a 360-degree view on how to manage and exploit key legal and commercial assets. More information can be found at World Trademark Review is owned by Law Business Research (

About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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