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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s Trademark practice in Michigan along with John Nishi (member and Trademark & Copyright Practice Group co-chair) have all been ranked in the 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000.

The 2021 edition of the WTR 1000 features more than 80 country and US state-specific chapters analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields.

Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The research process was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved more than 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe. To allow for easy navigation, the results are presented in bands – gold, silver and bronze – to reflect the depth of expertise, market presence and level of work on which firms are typically instructed. Where market commentary is more limited, they are presented in “Highly recommended” and “Recommended” groups.

Below are Dickinson Wright’s rankings for the 2021 edition of the WTR 1000:

Trademark Practice – Recommended
John Nishi – Gold

Dickinson Wright’s Trademark practice works with clients regionally, nationally and internationally, helping them select, register and monitor enforcement of their valuable trademarks, trade names and service marks. From filing and prosecuting trademark applications to resolving disputes, we help clients secure, optimize and protect their trademarks, trade names, service marks, and Internet domain names worldwide.

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has named Matthew K. Casey executive partner of its Macomb County office.

Casey practices business law with a focus on banking law involving commercial loan documentation, commercial loan workouts and bank-related litigation. He will lead the Macomb office, which opened in 2006 to serve the commercial and industrial businesses in Michigan’s third most populated county. Macomb is one of eight Warner offices across the state.

Casey is also a member of Warner’s Aerospace and Defense and Government Services Industry Group and regularly interacts with the businesses, manufacturers and military installations that comprise Macomb County’s defense corridor. According to Macomb County statistics, the defense corridor includes almost 700 businesses that collectively touch 70% of everything that a solider “shoots, drives, flies, wears, eats or uses for communications.” 

Casey serves on the boards of Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and the St. John Providence Health System Foundation. He is a community director for the Macomb Community College Foundation board and serves on the Wayne State University Business School board of visitors.

Casey has been named a Top Lawyer in banking law by DBusiness and has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2011. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Macomb County Bar Association, where he serves on the civil practice committee. 

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Harness Dickey is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000. The international publication places Harness Dickey among the leading trademark firms in the states of Michigan and Missouri.

Harness Dickey protects and enforces the trademark rights of its clients around the globe. The firm works closely with businesses, universities, and inventors to build strategies that safeguard their trademarks and service marks, including:

  • Searching, clearing, filing and obtaining trademark registrations
  • Defending trademarks in state and federal courts
  • Negotiating trademark licenses and franchise agreements
  • Combating online trademark infringement against cybersquatters, typosquatters and metataggers
  • Safeguarding IP assets in mergers, acquisitions, investments and due diligence projects
  • Litigating disputes that involve trademarks, trade dress, trade names, unfair competition and comparative advertising
  • Conducting global anti-counterfeiting and Customs enforcement measures around the globe

In addition to Harness Dickey’s inclusion in World Trademark Review 1000, Principal Beth Coakley is recognized as a “Gold” level trademark professional. 2021 marks the seventh year in which Coakley has been ranked in the publication. World Trademark Review 1000 notes that Coakley “has a flair for enforcing difficult and oft-copied marks at a global level.”