Kelly IP Recognized as Top-Tier “Gold” National Trademark Firm by 2020 World Trademark Review

Kelly IP has again been recognized as a top-tier “Gold” trademark law firm both nationally and in the Washington, DC area by the 2020 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).

  • Nationally, for the third year in a row, Kelly IP was recognized as a “Gold” status trademark firm, WTR 1000’s highest ranking.
  • In the Washington, DC area, for the sixth consecutive year, Kelly IP was recognized as one of only three firms to receive “Gold” status in both trademark categories—trademark enforcement/litigation and trademark prosecution/strategy.

The WTR 1000 report had high praise for Kelly IP, stating that “[e]lite boutique Kelly IP has a lot going for it, including a collaborative team of service-minded lawyers, vast experience on all aspects of brand business, highly professional paralegals and a combination of lower rates and more flexibility than bigger outfits. Unsurprisingly, it garners superlative feedback from diverse stakeholders in the IP market.” The client feedback that WTR 1000 received during its research included that “Kelly IP never disappoints. It is more streamlined than big law firms and works efficiently as a team. Although compact, it has tremendous resources including UDRP specialists and amazing paralegals. It also represents exceptional value for money.”

Dave Kelly, managing partner of Kelly IP, said “We are excited to be honored by WTR 1000 again as one of its top-tier “Gold” national and Washington, DC area trademark firms. We started Kelly IP to be a collaborative, flexible firm that provided top-end trademark legal services at a better value for our clients, and we are happy to receive client feedback that we have succeeded in our goals.”

The WTR 1000 is dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark law firms and practitioners. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts that interview and communicate with numerous lawyers and their clients, the publication identifies the leading trademark law firms and lawyers in more than 80 key jurisdictions globally. The WTR 1000 2020 results can be found at