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Fenwick’s Sally Abel Again Named a Top 10 Trademark Attorney Globally

Connie Ellerbach and Andrew Bridges are also honored for their trademark expertise with inclusion in the broader list of nearly 800 of the best trademark attorneys in the world.

Mountain View, CA (July 3, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that trademark chair Sally Abel has again been named one of the top 10 “most highly regarded” trademark attorneys in the world by The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers.

One of only 10 attorneys in the world included on Who’s Who’s list of “Most Highly Regarded Individuals,” Abel is said to be “without a doubt a leader in this field” and a “trailblazer” in the international debate over trademark rights on the Internet.

Abel served as the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) representative on the 11-member International Ad Hoc Committee, the international body organized by the Internet Society to restructure the domain name system. At the invitation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Abel also participated in WIPO’s First Meeting of Consultants on Trademarks and Internet Domain Names held in Geneva in February 1997.

On its broader list of nearly 800 of the best trademark attorneys in the world, Who's Who has also again recognized the strength of Fenwick trademark partners Connie Ellerbach and Andrew Bridges for their trademark expertise.

Ellerbach advises clients, from start-ups to multinational corporations, on the selection, enhancement and enforcement of trademarks and brands worldwide, and regarding securing and protecting domain name rights. She has received recognition in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers since 2010.

Bridges has 25 years of complex litigation experience in trademark, copyright, advertising, trade secret, consumer protection, unfair competition, licensing, and other commercial law disputes. Bridges is a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and companies on their branding and trademark portfolios, and he also oversees the management of global portfolios and the coordination of foreign litigation matters for innovators and companies around the globe.

The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers names top experts in the trademark field as identified and voted on by law firm clients and international practitioners. Additional information can be found online through the Who's Who Legal website.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. Fenwick’s award-winning trademark group is one of the largest trademark practices at a full-service law firm focusing exclusively on all aspects of trademark counseling. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies, helping some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.