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NameProtect's Trademark Insider(R) 2005 Annual Report Acknowledges the Year's Top Filers.

MADISON, Wis. -- NameProtect announces the recipients of the fourth annual Trademark Insider Awards

NameProtect, a leading provider of trademark research, watching and advanced online brand monitoring services, today released the 2005 Annual Edition of the Trademark Insider. A quarterly publication on the trademark industry, the report provides the general business and legal community with insight into overall trademark filing activity, a ranking of leading trademark law firms and companies, and an analysis of overall industry trends.

In addition to the standard report features, this year-end report announces the fourth annual Trademark Insider Award recipients, given to the top 25 U.S. trademark law firms and individual attorneys. This year's list of award recipients includes some veterans along with some new faces. Greenberg Traurig remains in the number one national law firm spot for the second year in a row, with Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, DLA Piper Rudnick, Merchant & Gould and Cowan Liebowitz & Latman rounding out the top 5 national law firms.

Scott J. Fields of National IP Rights Center heads up the top 5 individual attorney award recipients, followed by Lawrence E. Abelman of Abelman Frayne & Schwab, Joan L. Long of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Richard L. Morris, Jr. of 4TradeMark.com and Robert A. Rosenbloum of Greenberg Traurig. NameProtect will be honoring all award recipients at a reception to be held in May.

The industry summary information provided by this annual edition of the Trademark Insider shows that the trademark industry enjoyed another year of impressive growth. Filing numbers topped the quarter million mark for the first time since the boom years of 1999 and 2000, with 262,102 trademark filings logged over the course of the year. The 2005 data tells a wonderful story for everyone in the industry; ten straight quarters of quarter over quarter growth and three straight years of notable gains in overall annual filings.

For a list of all award winners and rankings, to sign up to receive each quarterly edition, or to find additional information about the NameProtect Trademark Insider, visit www.nameprotect.com

About NameProtect

NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark research, watching and advanced online monitoring solutions that support the entire life cycle of a brand. Combining state of the art technology, innovative product development and intellectual property expertise, NameProtect assists IP practitioners in meeting the evolving challenges of managing and protecting brand assets in today's global economy. Headquartered in Madison, WI, NameProtect's customers include leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies and other businesses worldwide.
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