Cooley Wins "2013 Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year – West" for 2nd Consecutive Year

Peter Willsey, Cooley LLP

Palo Alto, Calif. – March 29, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that it received the 2013 "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year – West" award from Managing Intellectual Property, a leading international IP publication. This is the second consecutive year that Cooley has been selected for this award.

The award was presented at the publication's North American Awards dinner in Washington, DC, which is an annual gathering that recognizes the leading firms in the United States and Canada for their patent, trademark, and copyright successes. Cooley's trademark litigation practice is a market leader representing some of the world's most recognizable brands.

Cooley was also a finalist for the "US Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year," as well as the "Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year –West" awards. Intellectual Property practice group chair, Jim Brogan, was nominated for "Colorado Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year 2013."

"It's always gratifying to gain recognition for our service to clients in this field," said Peter Willsey, Washington, DC-based partner and head of Cooley's Trademark, Copyright & Advertising practice. "We were thrilled to be nominated in so many categories, and it truly speaks to the caliber of the attorneys in the group and the quality of the counsel they provide to our clients."

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