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Frost Brown Todd (FBT) and Columbus member Samantha (Sam) Quimby have made the final rankings in the fifth edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), released today. As the sole standalone publication with exclusive coverage of the trademark field, the WTR 1000 provides the most comprehensive listing of the leading private practice practitioners and firms in more than 80 jurisdictions around the world.

“It is a tremendous honor for us as a firm, and for Sam as an individual attorney, to be included in the WTR 1000,” says Ann Schoen, chair of FBT’s Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Practice Group. “Frost Brown Todd has practiced in the intellectual property arena for more than 35 years – something that’s quite unusual for a general practice firm – and we’ve had the opportunity to establish ourselves among the best in the field. This recognition is evidence of the excellent work and many successes of our team over the years.”

Trademark attorneys play a vital role in the increasingly competitive global marketplace where strong brands and brand protection are essential for success. FBT’s IP practice group is led by Ann Schoen and Steven Goldstein and consists of some 50 professionals, many with technical backgrounds, including a number with advanced technical degrees. Eight of the attorneys in the group focus on trademark work and others specialize in the areas of patents, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, interactive media, advertising, and first amendment and media.  WTR had this to say about FBT’s trademark practice: This nationwide full-service firm makes its debut in the WTR 1000 this year, thanks to stunning praise from both patrons and peers: “Frost Brown have my highest regard for the detailed and efficient way they handle a myriad of foreign and domestic issues. They are thorough and knowledgeable, and both a valuable resource and a trusted colleague.” “Their work is flawless,” agrees another satisfied client.

Samantha Quimby, member attorney who heads up the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Service Team, represents domestic and global clients in a wide array of IP matters relating to trademark, copyright, internet and unfair competition. She focuses particularly on trademark prosecution, counseling, licensing, enforcement and litigation. She also assists clients with anti-counterfeiting measures in the U.S. and abroad, and has worked on cases involving ongoing enforcement efforts for world-famous brands. Quimby has previously been recognized as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in Ohio and was featured in Columbus Business First as one of “20 People to Know in Technology” in 2013. She is included in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Super Lawyers’ Ohio Rising Stars®. WTR noted Quimby as a “fantastic practitioner, [who] takes a practical, business-sensitive approach and is committed to client service.”

About WTR 1000

Individuals qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 by receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate. Leading firms qualify based on their depth of know-how and capability, market presence and the level of work assumed. The listing is the result of thorough research involving interviews with hundreds of attorneys and their clients, and the review of written submissions from firms detailing their recent activities in the trademark field. Firms as well as individuals are listed in the categories of trademark prosecution and strategy, enforcement and litigation, and anti-counterfeiting. A complete listing of attorneys and firms included in the 2015 edition of WTR 1000 is available via this link.