February 2021

World Trademark Review Recognizes Sideman & Bancroft, Five Partners in the 2021 WTR 1000


World Trademark Review recognized Sideman & Bancroft’s Brand Integrity and Innovation Group (BIIG) as well as partners Zachary Alinder, Ian Boyd, Béatrice Martinet, Kelly McCarthy and Managing Partner Jeffrey Hallam in the 2021 edition of WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm and its attorneys have been named to WTR’s list of the world’s top law firms and practitioners providing legal services related to trademarks.

This year, the firm ranks among the top firms in California for trademark enforcement and litigation as well as for trademark prosecution and strategy. WTR notes, “An outpouring of positive feedback reflects well on the high-calibre performance of Sideman & Bancroft’s brand integrity and innovation group.” Quoting interviews conducted as part of the thorough research process, WTR offers that the team “exemplifies the highest level of professional capability and always delivers,” adding that there are “simply no gaps in its service” with “360-degree brand mavens such as Kelly P McCarthy, Béatrice Martinet and Ian K Boyd, and enforcement aces Jeffrey Hallam and Zachary J Alinder on deck.”

Also recognized individually, Jeffrey Hallam ranks nationally for his anti-counterfeiting prowess and in California for trademark enforcement and litigation. Ian Boyd ranks in California for trademark enforcement and litigation and trademark prosecution and strategy. Both Béatrice Martinet and Kelly McCarthy rank in California for prosecution and strategy. Zachary Alinder was also named to the list in California for trademark enforcement and litigation.

Each year, the World Trademark Review 1000 identifies leading national and international trademark practitioners through an extensive research process involving more than 1,700 interviews over four months with brand owners and trademark specialists across the globe. The rankings are considered the definitive guide to elite trademark professionals around the world.