Robins Kaplan Recognized in 2024 World Trademark Review 1000

March 12, 2024

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that World Trademark Review has named the firm and three of its partners to the 2024 edition of WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

WTR 1000 is the premiere legal directory dedicated entirely to researching and recommending top trademark practices and practitioners across the world. Factors considered in the selection process include peer and client feedback, depth of expertise, market presence, and level of work.

In its comments about the firm, WTR 1000 reported, “Robins Kaplan expertly defends and enforces brands, offering significant experience in trademark and trade dress disputes. The practice takes pride in the longevity of its work with clients, with many trusting them to defend their trademarks for over 10 years. Known for its zealous representation and bold, risk-taking strategy, the outfit is a solid choice for clients seeking enforcement counsel well-versed in trademark law.”

Partners Christopher Larus, William Manske, and David Martinez have once again been included in this year’s WTR 1000:

  • Christopher Larus is the chair of the firm’s National IP and Technology Litigation Group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and certified as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. For more than 25 years, he has helped leading technology companies protect and monetize their intellectual property. He tries complex trademark, trade dress, advertising disputes, and other IP cases in courts throughout the United States in both national and international arbitration.
  • William Manske represents individuals and companies in intellectual property matters across a diverse set of industries, including medical device, agribusiness, manufacturing, and financial services. He represents clients in litigation nationwide on complex trademark, patent, trade secret, and copyright matters and advises clients on brand management issues, including trademark acquisition, maintenance, and enforcement.
  • David Martinez represents a wide range of clients in all forms of dispute resolution and business counseling, with an emphasis in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His clients range from individuals to start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in the retail, fashion, real estate, health care, transportation, financial, entertainment, manufacturing, and technology industries. He is an elected member of the firm’s Executive Board and a member of its DEI Committee.

View the firm’s complete WTR 1000 rankings here.

Christopher K. Larus


Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

William E. Manske


Chair, Recruiting/Hiring Committee

David Martinez


Member of the Executive Board;
Member of the Firm's Diversity Committee;
Pro Bono Chair, Los Angeles Office

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