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Tom Polcyn named a Lexology Client Choice winner in Trademarks

February 22, 2017

Lexology, an international legal intelligence service, has selected Thompson Coburn partner Tom Polcyn as a 2017 Client Choice award winner. 

Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for their excellent client service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. Just five attorneys total were selected from Missouri, including Polcyn, who was honored in the category of “Intellectual Property-Trademarks.”

Lexology and its partner, the International Law Office, begin their research by surveying corporate counsel subscribers. These in-house attorneys are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.

From this research, Lexology compiles a shortlist of candidates, who are invited to submit client references. After follow-up interviews and research, a winner is selected.

Lexology collected the following comments from in-house attorneys who have worked with Tom:

  • “Tom is a superb attorney and an invaluable business partner.”
  • “His advice is thoughtful, pragmatic and business focused; we do not need to translate his advice for the business because he delivers it in a clear and concise manner.”
  • “He anticipates the client's needs and addresses any concerns often before they are problematic.”
  • “Tom's rates are very competitive; he offers great value for his service.”

As chair of Thompson Coburn’s intellectual property group, Tom leads an experienced intellectual property team that focuses on strategic counseling, global IP portfolio management, licensing, enforcement, brand protection and dispute resolution for some of the world’s best-known consumer products companies and service providers.

With his extensive work on international trademarks, Tom has prosecuted trademark applications in nearly 200 countries and led work on trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings globally. He regularly negotiates and drafts license agreements, settlement agreements and other agreements relating to the domestic and international intellectual property rights of his clients.  

Tom holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law.