February 9, 2023 – Shareholders Peter Ajemian, Matt Francis, Erin Grolle and Airina Rodrigues—all members of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Intellectual Property Department—were named in the 2023 World Trademark Review’s (WTR) 1000 rankings. In addition, Brownstein was recognized as a recommended firm in Nevada.
Ajemian focuses on trademark, copyright and entertainment law and is a trusted advisor to his clients in the music, entertainment and gaming industries. His practice concentrates on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trademark, copyright and domain name disputes in federal courts, as well as in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
Francis vigorously protects, enforces and defends valuable intellectual property rights. For over two decades, he has litigated trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent actions in courts throughout the United States. He has prosecuted over a thousand trademarks at the federal and state level and has participated in many opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB. He also assists clients in obtaining and enforcing foreign trademark registrations and rights, and handles trademark portfolios for billion-dollar companies.
Grolle specializes in managing large-scale trademark portfolios for gaming, entertainment and hospitality clients. Her comprehensive trademark services include advising clients on trademark selection, clearance, registration, licensing and enforcement. She regularly represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and TTAB. She vigorously enforces her clients’ valuable trademark assets while using strategies aimed at achieving favorable settlement and avoiding costly litigation when possible.
Rodrigues’s work includes matters involving trademarks and trade dress (including global trademark portfolio management), copyrights, trade secrets, right of publicity, false advertising and complex sponsorship, endorsement and advertising contracts. She has represented several Fortune 500 companies and iconic brands. Her clients include professional sports teams, sports betting / online gaming providers, leading consumer and personal care brands, producers of outdoor recreation gear and apparel, fashion brands, media and entertainment companies, entertainment properties, cannabis brands, FinTech, InsurTech, and software, SaaS and technology providers.
“Brownstein offers total brand care thanks to its blend of trademark, copyright, advertising and media expertise, and cutting-edge online rights protection knowledge,” this year’s WTR 1000 ranking commentary states.
Now in its 13th year, the WTR 1000 identifies the leading professionals and firms that are deemed outstanding at obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing and monetizing trademarks. It focuses exclusively on trademark practice and is “the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.