WBK Achieves Bronze Band Ranking in World Trademark Review 1000

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is proud to announce that the World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized WBK as a Bronze Band firm in the 2023 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The Firm’s Members were also individually ranked in WTR 1000, with new partner Belinda Scrimenti placed in the Silver band. Radhika “Ronnie” Raju and Mitchell “Mitch” Stabbe were both ranked in the Bronze band.

Belinda Scrimenti joined WBK in June 2022 and brings to the Firm’s intellectual property group her over forty years of experience – with particular expertise in the technology fields – in both domestic and foreign trademark counseling and prosecution, as well as copyright counseling and litigation in both the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board and Federal courts nationwide. “Belinda’s work is truly outstanding in all respects: succinct, but at the same time detailed,” said a client reference that took part in the research process. “She is one of the rare examples where great diligence is combined with precision, and she never fails to deliver.”

Mitch Stabbe counsels clients in virtually all aspects of trademark law and related areas, including copyright and domain name protection, staying one step ahead of the curve as changes in trademark law have struggled to keep up with changes in technology. “Mitchell is a trusted adviser with a sharp legal mind,” detailed one responding client of Mitch. “Each interaction with him and his practice has been positive, and my office has been extremely satisfied with the legal services it received.”

Ronnie Raju’s prior experience at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in private practice, and as in-house counsel enables her to evaluate complex situations from multiple angles and address clients’ needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner. “Ronnie’s counsel and services are invaluable and illuminating,” another client reference shared. “She genuinely cares about her clients’ businesses and goes the extra mile to get things done…I take every opportunity to tell people about Ronnie and the outfit’s amazing work. I consider myself a patron for life and highly value our partnership.”

“We are so proud of this recognition of our growing and talented Trademark team,” said Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “Belinda’s addition brought a new top-tier dimension to our dynamic duo of Mitch Stabbe and Ronnie Raju. We look forward to continuing to grow our practice around these leaders as recognized by World Trademark Review.”

The WTR 1000 identifies the leading professionals and firms that are deemed outstanding at obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing and monetising trademarks. It identifies as the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. After extensive research and interviews with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys, and clients, the publication identifies the leading players globally in over 80 key jurisdictions.