Kelly IP Recognized as a Top-Tier “Gold” National Trademark Firm by the 2021 World Trademark Review

On February 12, 2021 Kelly IP has again been recognized as a top-tier “Gold” trademark law firm both nationally and in the Washington, DC area by the 2021 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).

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

The WTR 1000 report had high praise for Kelly IP, stating that “rights holders line up to sing the praises of Kelly IP, an elite boutique that makes it its mission to provide a flexible, agile and cost-effective service without comprising on quality. A collaborative approach proves crucial in this regard – the practitioners here share work freely without stressing about compensation formulas, so clients get the best available skills for their unique assignments. Setting the tone in this regard are founding partners David M Kelly, Rob Litowitz, Linda K McLeod, Lynn M Jordan and Stephanie Bald, who collectively dispense a full-bodied brands service.” 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 continued to succeed in our goals.”

The WTR 1000 is dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark law firms and practitioners and is the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field. 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 2021 results can be found at