Lowenstein Sandler and two of its trademark lawyers, partner Vanessa A. Ignacio and counsel Matthew P. Hintz, are included in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). This is the tenth consecutive year that Lowenstein and Vanessa have been listed in the WTR 1000 and Matthew’s third consecutive appearance.
In this year’s Lowenstein listing, WTR 1000 notes: “A well-built business firm whose culture and approach resonate with the most entrepreneurial companies, Lowenstein Sandler is a dynamic player in the trademark area. Adept through all phases of the brand lifecycle, the team counts global portfolio management and online rights enforcement as fortes.”
Vanessa, Chair of the Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets practice, receives praise as “great to have on side because she doesn’t sugar-coat things, but instead provides quick, direct guidance. She is extremely knowledgeable regarding the creation and defense of strong brands and adds value by designing smart internal protocols that remove obstacles to effective protection.”
WTR 1000 also recommends Matthew as a “responsive lawyer who gives well-considered, clear-cut advice. He excels at enhancing the brand identities of fast-growing companies, but also meets the needs of established multinationals with exactitude.”
The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive “go-to” resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Every year, World Trademark Review undertakes “an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, alongside positive peer and client feedback.”
Vanessa and Matthew are members of Lowenstein’s Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets and Technology & Media Transactions practices as well as the firm’s Tech Group. Vanessa manages the national and global trademark portfolios–from brand selection to clearance and registration to licensing, maintenance, and enforcement–of clients spanning industries as diverse as life sciences and pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, animal health, financial services, apparel, footwear, cosmetics, and software and technology. She has specialized knowledge related to clearing global pharmaceutical names, including counseling on regulatory approval of pharmaceutical brands. Additionally, Vanessa is adept at untangling brand availability issues and clearing paths to trademark registration for her clients in China. An early advocate for the protection of brand rights in domain names and online platforms, Vanessa has an impressive record in combatting online trademark infringement, cybersquatting, and phishing attacks in domain name dispute proceedings for such iconic brands as Claritin, Aleve, Dr. Scholl’s, Alka-Seltzer, Arm & Hammer, Coppertone, and Catalent, to name a few.
Matthew’s practice focuses on intellectual property law with a concentration in trademark and copyright counseling. Clients benefit from his experience with both startups and multinational brands for clearance of proposed marks, obtaining approvals for applications to register marks and issued registrations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as brand protection and enforcement at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in foreign opposition proceedings.
About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with over 350 lawyers based in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.