Robins Kaplan Recognized in 2020 World Trademark Review 1000

February 14, 2020

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been listed in the 2020 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The goal of the directory is to identify the top trademark practitioners in jurisdictions around the world.  

According the WTR, the directory has established itself as the “definitive go-to resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise,” and is the result of exhaustive qualitative research to identify outstanding firms and individuals in this critical area of practice. Factors considered in the selection process include peer and client feedback, depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which the attorneys are typically instructed.

In addition to the firm being listed in this year’s directory, firm partners Chris Larus, Michael Collyard, and David Martinez are also included:

  • Chris Larus is the chair of the firm’s National Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group. For more than 25 years, he has focused his practice on helping innovative companies protect and monetize their intellectual property. He tries complex trademark, trade dress, advertising, patent, trade secret, copyright, and licensing dispute cases in courts throughout the United States in both national and international arbitration. He has extensive experience planning and implementing licensing campaigns involving a broad range of intellectual property assets and technologies.

  • Michael Collyard tries cases of all sizes, including multi-billion dollar financial and securities cases and multi-million dollar intellectual property, antitrust, and commercial cases. He has experience in all aspects of brand protection, including lawsuits, policing, prosecution and counseling, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Collyard is currently involved in several high-profile cases. He is co-lead counsel in bankruptcy litigation involving the Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme. In this case, he represents the litigation trust that is seeking the recovery of more than $3.5 billion from BMO Harris Bank where it is alleged that $40 billion was allowed to run in and out of the Marshall & Ilsley Bank, which BMO Harris Bank acquired. That case is expected to be tried later this year.

  • 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 has extensive expertise handling trademark disputes in federal courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including claims for trademark infringement, dilution, and cybersquatting, as well as arbitrations under the UDRP. Mr. Martinez also advises clients on trademark prosecution and licensing.

Christopher K. Larus

Partner

Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

Michael A. Collyard

Partner

Chair, Banking and Financial Fraud Litigation;
Chair, Ediscovery Group

David Martinez

Partner

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

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