WTR 1000 2014
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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

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is one of the largest law firms in the world focusing solely on IP law. With more than 350 lawyers and offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Finnegan practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, including counselling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, ecommerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition. The firm offers fullservice IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology, including electronics, computers and software, ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Hui Huang

Hui Huang

Senior Partner - Wan Hui Da Law Firm & IP Agency

Huang Hui is the first doctor in trademark law in China and has been a senior partner of Wan Hui Da since 2002. He is a scholar, lawyer, trademark attorney, research fellow at the Intellectual Property Centre of the China Academy of Social Sciences and arbitrator at the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).  Before joining Wan Hui Da, Dr Huang served for 12 years at the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, where he gained a profound understanding of the lifecycle of trademark proceedings both in theory and in practice. He also studied international industrial property law and graduated from ... View full biography »

Featured country



Israel transitioned smoothly into the Madrid Protocol system in late 2010 and the practical effects of this change are now being felt in the IP community. The number of applications from the European Union and further afield is on the rise, and domestic applicants are increasingly using the system. However, national filings are still popular with US clients. Customs seizures are up, as the Israeli authorities become more proactive about trying to stop the flow of counterfeits into the country. As a result, firms with dedicated anti-counterfeiting departments – such as Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co – are thriving. The tragic loss of the chief of the Israeli Trademark ... View full rankings »