News Releases

Baker Botts Intellectual Property Lawyers Recognized in World Trademark Review 1000

HOUSTON, February 15, 2024 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, announced that its Branding, Advertising and Copyright (BAC) group and four of its attorneys were recognized in the 2024 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. WTR 1000 reported that “[w]hen looking for a firm to best maintain their worldwide reputation, big-name brands turn to highly acclaimed Baker Botts.” 

In particular, WTR 1000 highlighted the sophisticated, pragmatic counsel Baker Botts’s BAC attorneys offer their clients, noting that they “pride themselves on a business-first approach that helps patrons get the most value out of their brand portfolios and enforcement efforts.” The publication conferred Silver and Bronze national rankings for Baker Botts’ Texas and New York-based trademark teams, respectively, in both prosecution and litigation.

Beyond its ranking of the full BAC group, WTR 1000 included several attorneys as “Recommended Individuals:” Partners and practice group co-chairs Paul Reilly and Suzanne Hengl, Partner-Elect Julie Albert, and Senior Associate Tyler Beas. Beas, a Texas Super-Lawyer Rising Star, is ranked by WTR 1000 for the first time this year. 

WTR 1000 highlighted New York-based Hengl, describing her as “an excellent attorney” and “a go-to for IP matters [who] secures favorable outcomes” for her clients. Albert was recognized for her “straightforward, accurate and strategic legal advice that leads to portfolio growth and strengthens brand and product recognition in the marketplace.” 

The publication similarly touted Reilly for his trademark litigation strategy and experience as a litigator, noting he is “well respected” by his peers in Dallas. WTR 1000 also noted that Beas, along with Reilly, “provide superb trademark counsel.”

In addition to the BAC group’s recognition by WTR 1000, Baker Botts’ IP Department was recently named a Law360 “Practice Group of the Year”. The team has been rapidly expanding, with the latest arrivals including those of prominent patent litigators Robert Benson and Jeffrey Johnson, who have joined the firm in the San Francisco and Houston offices, respectively, as partners.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

Read More

Related Professionals