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Carlton Fields Attorneys Named 2020 “World’s Leading Trademark Professionals”

Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that three intellectual property attorneys have been recognized as some of the world’s top trademark professionals in the 10th edition of the WTR 1000.

  • Clark Lackert (New York)
  • Eleanor Yost (Tampa)
  • William Giltinan (Tampa)

The firm also ranked as one of Florida’s top trademark law firms.

“Carlton Fields has been on an excellent run of form recently picking up several new international trademark portfolios and being instructed on an increasing number and range of complex enforcement assignments,” cited the publication. “Its trademark lawyers earn trust by taking the time to meet with clients and learn all about how they operate and are appreciated for designing holistic strategies to help businesses meet their present and future business goals. Flexibility when it comes to alternative fee structures further sweetens the deal.” 

The WTR 1000 commended practice group leader Giltinan who is a “commercially aware lawyer with deep experience and a calm and approachable demeanor.”

Yost was noted as a “versatile litigator and portfolio manager.” “[Yost is] absolutely fantastic and exceptionally knowledgeable about U.S. and international trademark law. [She] understands her clients’ risk profiles and does a great job tailoring her advice. Incredibly responsive, efficient with her time, cost-effective and practical, she can be recommended without hesitation.”

The publication lauded Lackert as an industry “authority” speaking “to a global audience on many subjects including online liability, geographical indications and the protection of well-known marks. In practice, coordinating international IP protection and litigation is his forte.”

The WTR 1000 identifies the world’s leading trademark law firms and individuals in 70 key jurisdictions globally through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified full-time analysts. The publication is comprised of in-depth, jurisdiction-specific chapters that analyze the local market in contentious and non-contentious spheres to assist trademark professionals searching for such expertise. The WTR 1000 can be viewed at


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