World Trademark Review Recognizes Knobbe Martens and Eight Attorneys

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce the firm and eight of its attorneys have again been recognized for outstanding trademark work as part of World Trademark Review’s (WTR) 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The firm received a “gold” ranking for both its trademark prosecution and strategy, and its trademark enforcement and litigation in California. The firm also received national recognition, and eight of the firm’s attorneys were singled out for their excellent legal skills in the field of trademarks.

Editors of the annual rankings described the firm as one that “practices at the cutting-edge when it comes to brands,” and provides “virtually unmatched coverage” to clients seeking all aspects of trademark protection, enforcement and monetization.

The individual attorneys recognized include:

Michael Friedland, Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group, commended for his “advanced state of preparedness”; remarked a client, “there’s nothing he hasn’t seen.”

Stacey Halpern, lauded for her adeptness at handling large portfolios, with a client noting Halpern “gets to grips with large portfolios easily and manages them into optimal shape.”

Catherine Holland, recognized for her “particularly strong following in the fashion and beauty industry,” which she has served for decades.

Jonathan Hyman, praised for his “deep insights” across multiple industries, including cannabis, food and beverage, and fashion and beauty.

Susan Natland, Chair of the firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection Group and Chair of the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee, recommended for her “excellent leadership.”

Ali Razai, celebrated as a “powerfully effective litigator who is great at mediation, strategically smart, and well-organized at running large and small cases. He is very personable and great to work with and, at the end of the day, gets results.”

Jeff Van Hoosear, characterized as bringing “special qualities to the practice” and demonstrating “excellent leadership.”

Lynda Zadra-Symes, honored as being “incredibly adept at spotting issues early and developing strategies to capitalize on opportunities” and possessing “extensive knowledge of U.S. and international trademark law.”

You can view the complete 2022 WTR 1000 guide here.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has about 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at