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Lane Powell and Attorneys Davis, Mehrbani, Jagla and Swanson Named as ‘Top’ in 2016 World Trademark Review 1000

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The 2016 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) recently named Lane Powell as one of the top trademark law firms in Oregon and Washington, and Kenneth R. Davis II, Parna A. Mehrbani, Frances M. Jagla and Paul D. Swanson as top individuals in the practice.

WTR said “the business-savvy attorneys at Lane Powell always put a commercial spin on their trademark advice,” adding that the Firm’s “careful, considered analysis of clients’ portfolios and markets results in prescient prosecution, licensing and litigation strategies.”

WTR stated that Davis, who is Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, is an “astute courtroom operator who can hammer out favorable results in even the most intricate of conflicts,” and that Mehrbani is “popular among in-house counsel for her ‘personable approach, strong work ethic and high-quality, comprehensive service.’”  In addition, WTR commended Jagla for her “celebrated non-contentious skills that are put to good use on trademark, labeling and domain name assignments,” and stated that Swanson’s “métier is food and beverages,” which “was recently showcased in defending grape producer Jakov Dulcich & Sons against a model who accused the company of using her likeness in its PRETTY LADY marks.”

The Firm offers a comprehensive intellectual property practice, which includes all facets of a client’s intellectual property needs.  From initial counseling and identification of protectable intellectual property assets, to patent and trademark acquisition and portfolio management, to related transactional, licensing and litigation, Lane Powell provides experienced attorneys who understand a client’s business and the interrelationships between intellectual property, technology, business goals and success.  And where needed, Lane Powell’s litigators can obtain cost-effective results, whether the litigation concerns a dispute involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or unfair competition issues, while also providing counseling in the areas of risk assessment and risk avoidance.