June 2021

Managing Intellectual Property Once Again Recognizes Sideman & Bancroft, Partner Kelly McCarthy as “IP Stars” in 2021 Rankings


Managing Intellectual Property has ranked Sideman & Bancroft as a Recommended Firm in the 2021 edition of IP Stars for its contentious trademark work and trademark prosecution in California. The publication also recognized partner Kelly McCarthy as a “Trademark Star.”

This year marks the third consecutive year that Managing IP has Recommended the firm for contentious trademark work and the second consecutive year it has named Kelly McCarthy a “Trademark Star.” In addition, Sideman & Bancroft was recently recognized among the top firms in California for trademark enforcement and litigation and for trademark prosecution and strategy by the World Trademark Review 1000. Also recognized individually, Ms. McCarthy was named to the list in California for prosecution and strategy.

“This past year has been exceptional in terms of changes in trademark law,” said Sideman & Bancroft’s managing partner Jeffrey Hallam. “It’s encouraging that Managing IP and other respected guides in the IP profession recognize our firm’s distinctive Brand Integrity and Innovation Group each year. We look forward to continuing to support our clients through our comprehensive and fully integrated approach to IP prosecution and enforcement matters.”

The 2021 IP Stars rankings list the leading firms and individuals for trademark filing/prosecution and contentious work in over 50 jurisdictions. Research is conducted over a six-month period by an experienced team of global analysts and journalists who obtain information through interviews, email and online surveys as well as by performing their own independent research.