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Hanson Bridgett Ranked Silver by World Trademark Review for Quality Litigation & Prosecution Work

March 14, 2022 (San Francisco, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP has once again ranked in the silver band for California for trademark enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR), a yearly publication that highlights trademark attorneys in 80 key jurisdictions. The publication noted that "At ease handling top-dollar portfolios for household-name companies, California firm Hanson Bridgett is a repository of trust for those in need of mature counsel." The firm has been ranked in WTR since 2017. Additionally, three firm partners were recognized for their individual practice capabilities.

Raffi Zerounian is ranked in the gold band for both trademark enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy for California and received a national ranking in the United States in the silver band. According to WTR, "[Hanson Bridgett] has an absolute star in Raffi Zerounian, who is again recommended in the gold tier for both prosecution and strategy and enforcement and litigation. Judging from the number of his (confidential) clients and matters that the firm has showcased in its WTR 1000 submission, he’s an absolute workhorse who never settles for second best for his clients. ‘Raffi is first class and one of the top lawyers not just in California but the country. He has a stellar knowledge of trademark law and gives practical, strategic, experience-led advice; a fierce advocate when you need him to be, he is fully equipped to handle all trademark needs.’”

The publication continued, "the firm maintains a strong team that benefits immeasurably from the presence of Garner Weng and Noel Cook.

Garner Weng ranked bronze in prosecution and strategy. WTR praised Weng as “Thorough, smart and tremendously supportive, IP co-chair Weng doesn’t let his broad horizons get in the way of tailoring his service to the individual needs of his patrons; he sees the detail along with the big picture."

Noel Cook ranked bronze in enforcement and litigation. WTR recognized him as "a source of practical and level-headed counsel," adding "the seasoned Cook is an astute litigator and counsellor."

Hanson Bridgett's trademark practice is sophisticated, experienced, client-focused, and results-oriented. The firm’s trademark team represents a variety of brand owners, including well-known brands, technology companies, start-ups, and public agencies across a range of industries in all facets of trademark prosecution and litigation.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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