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Hanson Bridgett Ranked Among the World's Leading Trademark Professionals by WTR 1000 2024

February 26, 2024 (San Francisco, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year by World Trademark Review (WTR) in their annual WTR 1000, which "identifies the leading firms that are deemed outstanding at obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing, and monetizing trademarks."

"It's an honor to receive the recognition," said partner Raffi Zerounian. "It speaks to our sophisticated practice and the depth and strength of our team."

Hanson Bridgett received a Silver ranking for both Prosecution and Strategy and Enforcement and Litigation categories. 

Several partners, identified by WTR's research sources for their extraordinary skill and profound insight received individual recognition as well, including:

Raffi Zerounian:

Gold – prosecution and strategy (California)
Gold – enforcement and litigation (California)
Silver – enforcement and litigation (National)

Noel Cook

Bronze – enforcement and litigation (California)     

Garner Weng

Bronze – prosecution and strategy (California)

Firms qualify for a WTR listing based on their depth of expertise, market presence, and quality of work. According to feedback referenced and quoted by WTR, Zerounian, who is a partner and the firm’s Market Leader for its Los Angeles office, was described as “an amazing litigator, easily one of the best” and “a capable portfolio manager.” 

The WTR lauded Zerounian as someone who "gives trustworthy, practical, and strategic advice. He is a fierce advocate for his patrons, yet is always pragmatic, affable and on budget. He truly keeps the client’s interests at heart.”

IP Practice co-leader Noel Cook is noted by WTR as a skilled litigator who "takes on all issues in trademark and copyright enforcement." The guide cited partner Garner Weng's tech background as adding value for clients and mentioned his deep knowledge in prosecution and infringement proceedings, describing Weng as “deeply versed in prosecution and infringement proceedings” as well as a “thoughtful and diligent counselor.”  

About Hanson Bridgett's Intellectual Property Practice

Hanson Bridgett’s Intellectual Property Practice spans a broad range of clearance, prosecution, transaction, litigation and dispute resolution. The firm’s intellectual-property clients are diverse in size and enterprise, ranging from Fortune 500 global corporations to local businesses and individuals. The roster includes high technology firms, industrial companies, consumer products companies, public agencies, hospitals and industry trade associations.

About Hanson Bridgett

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. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are 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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Patrick L. Clos
Communications Manager
Hanson Bridgett LLP


Raffi Zerounian
Raffi Zerounian
Los Angeles Market Leader
Los Angeles, CA
Noel Cook
Noel Cook
Walnut Creek, CA
Garner Weng
Garner Weng
San Francisco, CA