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Carlton Fields Attorneys Named 2021 “World’s Leading Trademark Professionals”

February 15, 2021 – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that three intellectual property attorneys have been honored as some of the world’s top trademark professionals in the 11th edition of the WTR 1000.

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

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

“An excellent fit for high-growth companies, Carlton Fields showcases sophisticated skill in managing and monetizing trademarks,” noted the publication. “Navigating difficult infringement, counterfeiting, social media and other issues, it creates strong brand identities for clients that help fuel business success. The team works with agility and is flexible around fee structures, thus delivering on service as well as quality.”

The WTR 1000 praised the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group Chair Giltinan as a “personable lawyer with a calm demeanor and commercially focused approach who gets great results for clients through well-thought-out strategizing.”

Lackert was recognized as a “senior statesman of trademark law, and a teacher and mentor to many important IP figures,” and a “go-to referral for foreign associates on complex US prosecution and litigation matters, whose specialist subjects include geographical indications, among other key trademark topics.”

The publication also applauded Yost as an “all-round exemplary attorney” who provides “smart and practical advice” and is “consistently thoughtful around billing practices.”

The WTR 1000 identifies the world’s leading trademark law firms and individuals in 80 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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