Awards and Rankings

Ballard Spahr Lawyers Recognized by World Trademark Review 1000

March 1, 2021

Ballard Spahr attorneys in the firm’s Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Atlanta offices have been recognized by the 2021 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) for their outstanding work in trademark law.

The firm was ranked as one of the top trademark firms in Pennsylvania. Lynn E. Rzonca, chair of Ballard Spahr’s Intellectual Property Department, was recognized individually in the Prosecution and Strategy category for her “creativity, tactical judgement, and business acumen.” Trademarks and Copyrights Group Leader Hara K. Jacobs, defined in the report as a “consummate professional and top-notch lawyer,” was recognized individually in the Enforcement and Litigation category. Both Ms. Rzonca and Ms. Jacobs are based in Philadelphia.

Phoenix-based Partner Brian W. LaCorte, described by WTR 1000 as “a hard-hitting, battle-tested litigator” was recognized in Arizona. In Georgia, Lawrence K. Nodine also was lauded for his ability to “resolve even the toughest trademark, copyright, and patent suits.”

The WTR 1000 recommends individual practitioners and their firms in the trademark field and identifies the leading players in more than 80 jurisdictions globally. To produce the rankings, WTR 1000 interviewed trademark attorneys and their clients and gathered written submissions from firms.

Ballard Spahr’s 50 intellectual property professionals work nationally and globally to secure and protect brands and innovations. They help clients strategically develop and grow their brand portfolios and enforce and defend their IP rights. Using an approach that is both innovative and practical, these IP lawyers work with the firm’s pricing professionals to meet clients' budgets while delivering exceptional legal and client service.

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