WTR Industry Awards 2016: the shortlist revealed

The WTR Industry Awards 2016 – to be presented at an exclusive ceremony at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, timed to coincide with the 138th International Trademark Association annual meeting – honour leading trademark teams and individuals across a range of sectors. We reveal the shortlist

One word that reappears throughout the many nominations received for Coates is “innovative”; his approach to problem solving, workflow management and relationships with external counsel came in for frequent praise. Cited as “an exemplar of in-house excellence”, he has become an active and vocal member of the International Trademark Association and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers communities. One nominator concluded: “Steve is Twitter’s first in-house trademark counsel and he has done an inspiring job over the last two years building a team and developing a strategic, insightful brand protection mission for Twitter. Under his guidance, the Twitter portfolio has grown dramatically and with purpose. It’s without question that he cares deeply about his work, his team and the brand.”

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