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Welcome to the online home of World Trademark Review 1000 2014

Now in its fourth year, World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals continues to expand both in its geographical coverage and in the detail of the research conducted. We believe that this is essential as we continue our mission to provide a unique, comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the trademark legal services market.

Published by World Trademark Review (WTR) – the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues – the WTR 1000 comprises in-depth jurisdiction-specific chapters which analyse the local market and identify the leading practitioners and firms in both the contentious and non-contentious spheres. The latter are presented in comprehensive listings, with separate tables of trademark attorneys included in specific jurisdictions (where appropriate, trademark agencies and barristers are also listed). The full methodology for the WTR 1000 research is outlined here. All of the individuals identified in this publication have been included because we received substantial positive feedback about them during our exhaustive qualification research process. In addition, when identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account.

Alongside the editorial, you will find profiles of some of the firms and individuals featured in the WTR 1000 listings. All those selected for listing in the WTR 1000 were offered the opportunity to publish a profile for a fee – some decided that they wished to do so, while others declined. It is important to stress that inclusion in the editorial is not linked to this – the research was conducted entirely independently of any commercial considerations.

In light of the guide’s continued expansion, for this latest edition we decided to reorganise the content to ensure that users can quickly access information on those regions and firms and individuals of greatest interest. Jurisdictions are now grouped by region: Asia-Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin and Central America; and United States and Canada. Individual attorney profiles appear alongside the relevant jurisdiction chapter, while firm profiles appear at the end of the regional section. A separate section features international firm profiles – that is, those with a presence spanning multiple regions – and we once again present a guide to the top trademark filers from across the globe.

The WTR 1000 is the only standalone directory to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, and our work does not stop here. If you have any feedback on this year’s findings or wish to participate in the research for the 2015 publication, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Trevor Little
Managing editor

Featured firm

Studio Legale SIB

Since it was founded, Studio Legale SIB has specialised in the field of intellectual property. With offices in Florence, Milan and Rome, and a liaison office in New York, Studio Legale SIB provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance in Italy and the European Union and legal advice to Italian and foreign clients, including some of the world’s most prestigious companies in the fields of luxury goods, fashion, entertainment, information technology and pharmaceuticals. The firm is a member of the International Trademark Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and MARQUES. Our attorneys are actively involved in the most important ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Editha Hechanova

Editha Hechanova

President - Hechanova & Co, Inc

Editha R Hechanova is the founder and president of Hechanova & Co, Inc, an IP consulting company handling trademark and patent prosecution, due diligence, copyright, domain names, licences, plant variety registrations, searches and other non-contentious IP matters. She is also the managing partner of the law offices of Hechanova Bugay & Vilchez, which focus on IP enforcement, litigation, mediation, arbitration and other contentious matters, corporate, immigration and property law.She graduated from the University of the East with a business degree, major in accounting (magna cum laude), and is a certified public accountant. She obtained her law degree from the Ateneo de Manila ... View full biography »

Featured country

Peru

Peru

 Another beacon of economic success in Latin America, Peru has enjoyed substantial growth of late. Cross-border instructions still account for some 80% of all trademark work conducted internally, although Peruvian companies are now showing increased commitment to protecting their intellectual property both at home and abroad. The trademark office is praised for its efficiency, with unopposed registrations taking just four to five months in total. Similarly, actions filed with the administrative courts are typically dealt with swiftly and consistently. The legal landscape plays host to domestic law groups almost exclusively – with Baker & McKenzie’s tie-in with ... View full rankings »