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Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Intellectual Property Practice Receives Top Ranking in World Trademark Review 1000

CHICAGO (February 5, 2019) – Neal Gerber Eisenberg is pleased to announce that partners Lee J. Eulgen, Michael G. Kelber, Antony J. McShane and the Intellectual Property practice group have been recognized in 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). The WTR 1000 is regarded by brand owners as the definitive guide to the top trademark practitioners around the globe.

The firm’s Intellectual Property practice group earned gold band status for 2019, making it one of only five IP practices in Illinois to receive that rank. In the “Individuals: Enforcement and Litigation” category, Eulgen, Kelber and McShane all earned silver band status. In the “Individuals: Prosecution and Strategy” category, Kelber earned gold band status, with Eulgen and McShane earning silver band status.

WTR 1000 remarked that the firm’s practice is “tailored, personal, rigorously commercial and results-oriented IP service.” It added that “Lee Eulgen, Antony McShane and Michael Kelber form the backbone of the IP team and do a wonderful job, collectively and individually, in must-win lawsuits and critical transactions.”

The firm launched its Intellectual Property practice group in 2002 with just three attorneys. Today, the group consists of 37 dedicated IP attorneys, eight paralegals, two patent agents, and a docket team of eight IP professionals. Eleven of the attorneys are members of the patent trial bar. The practice is responsible for managing, prosecuting and enforcing global patent and trademark portfolios for some of the most cutting-edge technology and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, it has obtained significant litigation victories for its clients in Chicago and beyond. Michael Kelber co-chairs the practice group with Thomas McDonough.

The WTR 1000 qualitative research was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts, inclusive of in-person interviews with trademark specialists across the world. This year the 9th edition features more than 80 countries and U.S. state-specific chapters analyzing local trademark legal services and profiling the firms and individuals designated as leaders in their respective fields based on depth of expertise and market presence, alongside positive peer and client feedback.

Click here to view Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s profile in the 2019 edition of WTR 1000.