WASHINGTON - May 25, 2005 – W. Mack Webner and Cindy Weber of Sughrue Mion, PLLC (Washington), have been named as two of the world’s leading trademark attorneys in the new Euromoney 2005 “Best of the Best Expert Guide”. The Guide focuses on the top 25 lawyers in the world in a number of practice areas and Webner and Weber were the only trademark attorneys from Washington to make the list.
Webner, whose hometown is Akron, OH, was also listed in the 2003-2004 issue of Best of the Best. He received his JD from the University of Akron School of Law where he is currently Chairman of the School of Law's Intellectual Property Council. He also holds an LLM from New York University.
Cindy Weber, who is the Managing Partner of the 100-attorney intellectual property firm of Sughrue Mion, PLLC, received her JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Following law school, she was a law clerk to Judge Catherine B Kelly of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Her practice consists of trade mark, unfair competition and copyright litigation in the US Federal Courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
In compiling the Guide, Euromoney Legal Media Group commissioned its research department to carry out an in-depth study of experts in ten fields of law. The initial stage of the research process involved distributing 36,000 questionnaires to senior practitioners and in-house counsel in 80 jurisdictions. The questionnaires asked leading figures to nominate those practitioners they considered to be among the most capable for advice. The results were analyzed, screened for firm, network and alliance bias and followed up with several months of face-to-face Interviews.
As a final verification, the list was discussed with a select group of advisers from leading legal centers worldwide, including: New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Chicago and Singapore.
Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is based in Washington, DC with offices in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. It is one of the largest firms in the US practicing solely in the fields of intellectual property.