March 16, 2022
The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze ranking for prosecution and strategy in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 for 2022. WTR recognized our Intellectual Property Law Practice Group Members Danielle M. DeFilippis, Jeanne Hamburg, and Bruce S. Londa with the Bronze ranking in prosecution and strategy. Additionally, Jeanne Hamburg received the Bronze ranking for enforcement and litigation.
“The WTR 1000 ranking is an acknowledgment of the dedicated work of our talented IP Group, and it is an honor to have them recognized in this prestigious ranking,” said David C. Roberts, Chair of Norris McLaughlin.
The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive “go-to” resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. As with previous editions, WTR’s 2022 rankings are the result of exhaustive qualitative research that identified the firms and individuals deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. Factors such as depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which these outstanding firms and individuals are typically instructed were all considered, as were positive peer and client feedback.
Danielle M. DeFilippis, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and litigation. Danielle has represented clients in various industries, most notably food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, and entertainment, focusing on trademark prosecution and litigation. Her cases have involved trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, commercial disparagement, business torts, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims, state and federal unfair competition laws, and other business disputes.
Danielle was recognized by NJBIZ in its “2021 Law Power 50” and “2021 Leaders in Law” listings for her expertise and dedication to her occupation and community. She has also been recognized by NJBIZ in its “Manufacturing Power 50” list and named to New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 list of “New Jersey Trailblazers” for her efforts in the food and beverage industry throughout New Jersey and for expanding those efforts on a global scale.
Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area. Resident in the New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs. Each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. Only five percent of New York attorneys are given this honor. Additionally, Jeanne is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1,000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally.
Jeanne litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and, if necessary, appeal. She has acted as national counsel in federal courts across the country to bring and defend infringement claims for clients, both foreign and domestic. She has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
In the transactional area, Jeanne is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions. She counsels clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She is experienced in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, and has particular expertise with contentious and transactional issues arising from the Internet. She is Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group and is a member of the Media Law Group, which has been ranked in the highest level of recognition, Tier 1, by Media Law International.
Bruce S. Londa, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, devotes his practice to intellectual property law matters. He concentrates on both domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, as well as technology licensing and transfer, and counseling and opinion work.
On the patent side, Bruce helps domestic clients to clear and protect their inventions, and clients abroad to perfect their patents in the United States. His areas of technical expertise include the chemical, metallurgical, mechanical, computer software, medical, and biological arts.
For trademarks, Bruce represents a wide variety of domestic and foreign clients, often acting as outside trademark counsel for well-known global brands. In addition to clearing and registering trademarks around the world, he enjoys counseling clients on ways to maximize their brand protection, using multiple protection strategies and cost-effective filing programs. While Bruce works to enforce valuable trademark rights, he gains the most satisfaction from seeking and negotiating the amicable resolution of disputes.