May 2020

Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes Sideman & Bancroft, Partner Kelly McCarthy as “IP Stars” in 2020 Rankings


Sideman & Bancroft is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has rated the firm “recommended” for its contentious trademark work in California in the 2020 edition of “IP Stars.” The publication also recognized partner Kelly McCarthy as a Trademark Star in the annual guide to leading IP law firms and practitioners worldwide.

This is the second consecutive year the firm has been included on Managing Intellectual Property’s “IP Stars” list. In recent years, Sideman & Bancroft has also been recognized among the top firms in California for trademark enforcement and litigation by World Trademark Review and was named the U.S. “Firm to Watch” at the 2019 Managing IP Americas Awards. Kelly McCarthy has also been included on World Trademark Review’s list of the world’s leading trademark professionals. She frequently writes and speaks on the topic of global brand protection and works with some of the most popular brands in the world to protect their intellectual property interests.

“Brand protection is one of the most pressing and complex issues facing companies today. It’s immensely gratifying to receive such consistent recognition from our peers and clients regarding the depth and breadth of our firm’s unique expertise in this area,” said Sideman & Bancroft’s Managing Partner Jeff Hallam.

IP Stars rankings evaluate expertise, workload, market reputation, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area. 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.