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APRIL 16, 2012 – Roxanne Elings, a nationally-recognized attorney in the area of brand protection and enforcement, has joined the New York office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as a partner.

Elings was most recently co-chair of the global trademarks/brand management practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP. She has extensive experience with worldwide intellectual property protection programs, including trademark infringement and anti-counterfeiting litigation, in the areas of outdoor performance and fashion apparel, luxury goods, electronic consumer products, and entertainment.

In the World Trademark Review’s recently-published WTR-1000 annual rankings, Elings received top honors in the categories of trademark prosecution, litigation/enforcement, and anti-counterfeiting. She was the only attorney to achieve top national rankings in all three categories, which, according to World Trademark Review, were given to those attorneys who demonstrated "exceptional national reach and reputation."

"Roxanne has been a creative and tenacious protector of her clients' assets," said Alexandra Nicholson, chair of Davis Wright’s intellectual property practice. "Her innovative and highly effective work in the anti-counterfeiting area is especially complementary to the breadth of IP services that DWT offers its clients."

"The reputation of our national intellectual property group is already well-established," said Claude Goetz, partner-in-charge of DWT’s New York City office. "With the economy becoming ever more global and given the importance of IP in this global economy, Roxanne will provide our clients with even greater strength in this critical area."

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