World Trademark Review (WTR) named COJK and trademark attorneys Pete Becker, Fran Jagla, Jerry Nagae, and Melissa Nowak to the 2021 edition of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The guide ranks COJK among the top IP firms for trademark law in Washington state, recognizing the firm’s trademark practice as having “a rich tradition of excellence in all facets of trademark practice,” and as a “go-to” for “attentive, partner-led, high-quality service at reasonable rates.”
Pete Becker is recognized as “someone whom businesspeople love to work with,” noting that “the former in-house counsel has rock-solid portfolio management skills,” and “understands commercial risk.” Fran Jagla is commended by trademark rights holders as an attorney who “frequently makes the difference with her eminently practical, legalese-free advice and sparking interpersonal qualities.” Jerry Nagae is recognized for “his amazing depth of IP knowledge – if you have a question, he will almost certainly have the answer.” Melissa Nowak is praised by clients as “extremely conscientious and responsive,” with a “thorough understanding of what you need as a brand owner.”
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. To read the full list, please access here.