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Baker Botts Intellectual Property Lawyers Recognized in World Trademark Review 1000


DALLAS, March 19, 2019– Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that three Branding, Advertising  and Copyright group lawyers from its Intellectual Property department were recognized in the 2019 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Baker Botts maintained its silver ranking in Texas with WTR 1000 stating that “Baker Botts is as good as any firm when it comes to trademark prosecution and litigation, but its greater breadth of expertise enables it to advise more holistically on brands than the vast majority of its competitors.” The firm also maintained its ranking in New York and WTR noted “Baker Botts cannot be pigeonholed: not just a litigation or prosecution shop, it thinks about brands holistically, taking into consideration advertising, domain name, social media and internet law issues, for example impressive responsiveness, expertise and experience.”

The lawyers profiled included:

  • Paul Reilly, a Dallas based partner, whose practice involves a lot of complex litigation, as well as global protection strategies, was described as “someone who can do it all and at the highest level” and “a hard worker and astute lawyer who knows the ins and outs of our business.” 

  • WTR noted that clients “make a beeline” for Suzanne Hengl , a Special Counsel based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Hengl was described as “anticipating the needs of her clients and addresses them speedily”. In addition, she was described as being “pragmatic, responsive and down to earth.”

  • Another multi-talented trademark maestro,” Elizabeth Rucki, a Dallas based senior associate was described as “coming into her own as a litigator and portfolio manager and increasingly taking lead roles on cases.

    WTR 1000 features 70 key jurisdictions globally analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiles the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields. It lists the world’s leading trademark firms and individual attorneys and is the only independent publication that focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners.

    Baker Botts’ Branding, Advertising & Copyright practice group offers a comprehensive suite of services to help clients develop, build, maintain, protect, and enforce their trademarks, trade dress, advertising and marketing initiatives, and copyrights.

    Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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