World Trademark Review (WTR) included COJK and trademark attorneys Pete Becker, Makiko Coffland, Fran Jagla, Jerry Nagae, and Melissa Nowak in the publication of the 2024 edition of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The guide lists COJK among the top six trademark practices in Washington state, recognizing the firm as “laser focused on IP services for almost 100 years” and “the field’s leading light in Seattle.” The guide recognizes Pete Becker for his wealth of knowledge and as a trusted advisor for multinational companies; Makiko Coffland for her life sciences background and her unique insights for clients seeking IP protection in some countries in Asia; Fran Jagla for her deep experience in brand development and protection in highly complex industries; Jerry Nagae for his creative approach to IP and longstanding work with clients; and Melissa Nowak for being exceedingly knowledgeable in all areas of intellectual property, with special expertise in trademark law.
The WTR 1000 guide identifies leading practitioners and law firms exclusively in the trademark field in 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.