World Trademark Review (WTR) named COJK and trademark attorneys Jerry Nagae and Melissa Nowak to the 2020 edition of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The guide ranks COJK among the top IP law firms for trademark law in Washington state, noting the firm excels at "bringing coherence to global trademark portfolios." As one client commented, COJK provides "practical advice to in-house counsel and business units and undertakes comprehensive, cost-effective work on clearance and prosecution."
Jerry Nagae, held in high esteem by clients, is described as “an A-plus attorney who can be relied on heavily;” and who is “brilliant when it comes to more complex work such as dealing with third-party infringers.” Melissa Nowak also received high marks from clients and was recommended as "incredibly responsive,” leveraging “her deep knowledge and broad experience to obtain the best possible protections. Her advice on IP strategy is always enlightening and she plays a vital role for her clients."
The WTR 1000 guide identifies leading practitioners and law firms exclusively in the trademark field in 80 key jurisdictions globally. In compiling the rankings, researchers consider information provided from law firms on their work over the past year, insight from other legal professionals, and the perspective of the clients benefiting from their work. Individuals and firms qualify for a listing based on their depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically instructed.