June 2019

Sideman & Bancroft Recognized for Contentious Trademark Work in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2019 Edition of “IP Stars”


Managing Intellectual Property has ranked Sideman & Bancroft as a “Recommended” firm for contentious trademark work in California in 2019 Edition of “IP Stars,” the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. This recognition comes just a month after Sideman & Bancroft was named the U.S. “Firm to Watch” at the 2019 Managing IP Americas Awards.

“We’re incredibly proud of the holistic approach we take to our clients’ brand protection needs and it’s an honor to have our work recognized by Managing IP,” said Managing Partner Jeffrey Hallam.

Sideman & Bancroft’s Brand Integrity and Innovation Group combines traditional intellectual property and brand protection practices with specialty components such as criminal intellectual property and gray market investigations and enforcement, global investigation management, online anti-counterfeit monitoring, and global customs advice and program development. The team of former federal prosecutors, global security specialists and brand protection experts routinely prosecute and defend infringement, dilution, unfair competition and false advertising claims involving both registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks, in addition to pursuing a wide variety of trade dress claims.

First published in 1996, “IP Stars” now covers more than 80 jurisdictions, and is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and authoritative guides in the industry. The 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.