Shannon Jost, Leslie Vander Griend Again Recognized in WTR 1000

Mar 12, 2019

Related Practice: Intellectual Property

World Trademark Review again recognized Shannon Jost and Leslie Vander Griend as leading trademark professionals in the 2019 rankings of WTR 1000. The Stokes Lawrence Intellectual Property practice was also lauded for being an “amazingly strong trademark team.” This is the sixth consecutive year Shannon, Leslie and the practice have been recognized.

Shannon JostThe WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in 70 key jurisdictions globally.

Comments in the ranking praise both Shannon and Leslie for the breadth of their experience in IP disputes and negotiations.

Shannon was described as “without a doubt, one of the best trademark litigators in Seattle,” and noted for her “persuasive skills around the deal negotiation table.”

Leslie Vander GriendLeslie was recognized for the breadth of her expertise, and for taking an innovative approach to protecting a client’s IP rights. She also was lauded for her expertise in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP), which is a process used for the resolution of disputes regarding the registration of internet domain names.


The Stokes Lawrence Intellectual Property group works closely with businesses ranging from small, family-owned companies to larger corporations on a broad scope of intellectual property matters. Regularly recognized as one of the top law firms in the state for intellectual property law, the firm’s IP lawyers have deep experience in protecting and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets through registration, licensing, litigation and dispute resolution.