For 17th Consecutive Year, Banner Witcoff Leads on Design Patents

Banner Witcoff obtained more U.S. design patents than any other law firm in the country in 2019, cementing its position as the leader in this space for 17 years in a row.

The firm obtained 846 U.S. design patents in 2019, according to the 2019 US Design Patent Toteboard and data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For comparison, records show the two closest firms trailed Banner Witcoff by 131 and 333 U.S. design patents, respectively. Banner Witcoff also landed in the top 10 for firms that obtained the most utility patents in 2019.

Banner Witcoff represents multinational, innovative design-driven companies in both the prosecution of design patent applications in the U.S. and around the world, and in the enforcement of their design patents. The firm protects many popular and prominent designs for clients in a range of industries, including athletic apparel, computer software, consumer products, electronics and gaming, among others. In fact, Banner Witcoff has helped to procure portfolios of 20 or more design patents for 46 different clients.

“Holding on to this record for 17 years in a row is a testament to our design patent work and we are proud of it,” said shareholder Robert S. Katz. “We are also proud of our client relationships. We value the trust we have earned over the last 100 years of our firm’s existence, and look forward to continuing to protect our clients’ designs in the years ahead.”

Posted: March 5, 2020

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