April 2022

Managing IP Names Sideman & Bancroft “Firm of the Year” in “Trademark Contentious (West)” Category


Managing IP named Sideman & Bancroft as “Firm of the Year” in the “Trademark Contentious (West)” category as part of the publication’s 2022 Americas Awards. The awards recognize in-house departments, law firms, individuals, and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international market. Managing IP announced the honorees at a ceremony at the Lotte New York Palace on April 7.


This marks the fourth consecutive year that Managing IP has recognized Sideman & Bancroft’s contentious trademark work, having most recently recommended the firm for such work in its 2021 edition of IP Stars, the preeminent resource for those seeking legal practitioners for contentious and non-contentious IP advice.


“While it isn’t surprising to see our firm’s IP attorneys recognized for their outstanding service, we’re pleased that Managing IP and other respected industry publications stand behind our work year after year,” Sideman & Bancroft Managing Partner Jeffrey Hallam said. “This recognition is a testament to our Brand Integrity and Innovation Group’s distinctive approach to IP litigation and client service.”


Now in its 17th year, the Managing IP Awards are among the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the legal industry, covering several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. Through interviews and comprehensive surveys, researchers evaluate work data from thousands of firms and IP practitioners, and also review publicly available information such as court and IP office records. Researchers focus on work done or concluded in the previous year, looking particularly for case studies of great significance to clients and the practice of IP law. The awards aren’t influenced by any commercial relationships, and no firm nor individual may pay to influence the results.