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Firm earns gold, silver and recommended status across four states

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) received numerous recognitions in the latest World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 rankings, which identifies attorneys and firms who provide world-class legal trademark expertise. Ten FBT attorneys made the list this year, up from eight in 2023, and the firm was awarded Gold Band status in Indiana, Silver Band in Ohio, and Recommendations in both Tennessee and Kentucky for its “practical and business-minded approach to trademark law.” This is the tenth year FBT has been included in the WTR 1000.

Columbus partner Sam Quimby, the head of FBT’s trademark practice, once again received an individual gold ranking as a “trademark guru” who “possesses in-depth knowledge in all manner of IP matters.” Indianapolis partner Eric Lamb also again received an individual gold ranking, with WTR noting that he “manages an impressive range of global trademark portfolios” with a “commercial, pragmatic” approach.

In the individual Silver Band, Indianapolis partner Matthew Clark is listed as a “go-to for players in the entertainment industry” while partner Constance R. Lindman, also in the Indianapolis office, makes her debut on the list this year and partner Matthew Schantz is recognized for his worldwide trademark portfolio work with a climate technology company. Cincinnati partner Matthew D. Delaney is described as “extremely responsive, articulate and very efficient.”

The Bronze Band lists Cincinnati partner John Bennett, who has “substantial court experience” and “the ability to tackle any IP case,” as well as Columbus partner Kevin T. Shook, also a “skilled litigator” who regularly works alongside Quimby with contentious trademark matters both on behalf of, and against, worldwide brands.

Nashville partner Carl Eppler and Louisville partner Cynthia Stewart both earned Recommended rankings, the only rankings offered to the Tennessee and Kentucky practices. Eppler is praised for his ability to “keep things running smoothly” and “skillfully handle” filings, while Stewart’s listing describes her as “the name to note” and “a trusted advisor at each stage of the trademark lifecycle.”

“It is a tremendous honor for us as a firm, and for each of us as individual attorneys, to again be included in the WTR 1000,” Quimby said. “To know that clients and peers continue to take time out of their own busy schedules to provide such positive feedback is both professionally rewarding and personally humbling.  But this recognition must be shared with all who make up the FBT trademark team – everyone from our legal practice assistants to our docketing and filing staff, to our paralegals, associates, and partners. Our success as a trademark practice is a team effort and a result of everyone’s hard work and dedication.”

With a national footprint that includes offices in 16 markets across eight states and Washington D.C., FBT’s trademark practice assists a broad spectrum of local and international companies in all types of trademark matters.

About the WTR 1000

The WTR 1000 is the only definitive guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the leading trademark law firms and individuals in over 80 global jurisdictions and the U.S.

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