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Fenwick Attorneys Honored Among World’s Top Trademark Lawyers

Trademark Chair Sally Abel Again Ranked Among Globe’s Leading Trademark Practitioners

Mountain View, CA (December 22, 2016) – Fenwick & West announced today that Who’s Who Legal has again recognized trademark chair Sally Abel among the world’s leading trademark lawyers, along with partners Andrew Bridges and Connie Ellerbach. Trademark partner Karen Webb also debuted on the list this year.

Who’s Who Legal has consistently honored Sally Abel among the globe’s top trademark lawyers, naming her for seven consecutive years on their list of “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in trademark law. In 2015, the publication ranked her as the #1 trademark lawyer in the United States.

Founder and chair of Fenwick’s trademark group, Abel focuses her practice on international trademark and trade name counseling, including the development and management of international trademark portfolios and trademark rights online. Under Abel’s management, Fenwick’s trademark group has handled thousands of U.S. and foreign trademark applications, registrations and assignments.

Andrew Bridges also regularly appears on Who’s Who Legal’s broader list of the world’s leading trademark practitioners. His global practice is dedicated to trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and strategic counseling in high stakes matters for Internet, technology and consumer-focused companies. Considered a thought leader on cutting-edge legal issues, he has 25 years of complex litigation experience in trademark disputes. He also serves as a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and companies on their branding and trademark portfolios.

Connie Ellerbach focuses her practice on trademark and trade name counseling, including the development and management of trademark portfolios, resolving conflicts over disputed marks and names, and establishing and enforcing rights in trademarks used on the Internet. Like Bridges and Abel, she is consistently recognized in the Who’s Who Legal Trademarks guide.

Honored for the past two years by World Trademark Review 1000, Karen Webb debuts on the Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks list this year. She counsels established and start-up companies on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including, brand creation, selection, protection, expansion, and enforcement. Webb has extensive experience in the social media and Internet space, both advising platforms in trademark matters and helping brand owners navigate social media.

Who’s Who Legal names top experts in the trademark field as identified and voted on by law firm clients and international practitioners.

In addition to trademark, the firm’s other practice areas continue to be well-recognized by Who’s Who Legal. This year, the publication honored 18 Fenwick lawyers as among the world’s best in their practices which included capital markets; competition; corporate; corporate tax; labour, employment & benefits; litigation; patents; and telecommunications media & technology. The firm’s full rankings are available through the Who’s Who Legal website.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com​.

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