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May 2022

Anna McCoy Trademark Star 2022

The latest rankings for IP stars for Trademark Professionals has been released. Congratulations to founding Partner Anna McCoy for her recognition as a “Trademark Star 2022” in Oregon.

While Anna maintains an active and successful patent prosecution practice, she is well-known for her international trademark practice and has a special talent for protecting famous trademarks and trade dress.

As a responsive and progressive portfolio development firm, McCoy Russell has a focused practice on branding development for its clients. With its lead partner having over 20 years of experience in trademark practice, the McCoy Russell team serves start-ups to iconic brands. We have seen significant success in a variety of industries including, apparel, footwear, art, banking and finance, e-commerce and digital goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and supplements, software, transportation, and video games.


IP Stars research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys. Aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise, workload, market reputation, track record, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area.

The Future of Intellectual Property

The fifth annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit was recently held with the goal to make the benefits of IP rights, as well as the issues surrounding them, more apparent to key audiences. The IP Awareness Summit™ is the only annual event that examines the impact of IP awareness on innovation, business and people – and the strategies for improving it. McCoy Russell attorney Justin Wagner was among the IP owners, educators, lawyers, organizations and investors that were able to join this event.

Topics addressed whether IP rights help or hinder diversity and entrepreneurship, what IP matters, the impact of ‘Virtual Property’ and IP’s role in maintaining an innovation edge. Other topics included the emerging relationship between IP rights and decentralized collaboration, and current IP developments in China. The keynote speaker discussed the importance of innovation literacy and turning imagination into reality.

Among the many valuable takeaways was a discussion about the importance of working to facilitate innovation, investment, and IP value as well as the inherent dangers in confusing anti-trust with anti-IP. Also important is the continued challenge of addressing the gender gap in the patent system. Justin and the other attorneys at McCoy Russell, a woman-owned business, are especially committed to helping foster a strong, inclusive patent system that encourages women innovators.