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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 – 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

Garrigues

Founded in 1941 and with its headquarters in Madrid, Garrigues is currently the largest legal advisory services firm in continental Europe. Garrigues provides full-service legal and tax advice in virtually every area of practice. Its integrated approach allows the firm to provide clients with a full perspective combining transactional, regulatory and tax implications. Garrigues services a broad range of clients, from Spanish and Portuguese listed companies to foreign multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises. The firm boasts an unparalleled domestic network, with 28 offices across Spain, and an outstanding international presence through its offices in Brussels, ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Manuel Polanco

Manuel Polanco

Managing Partner - Bolet & Terrero

Manuel Polanco is the managing partner of Bolet & Terrero. He has extensive experience in all branches of IP law, including trademarks, patents, franchising, licensing and arbitration.Throughout his career he has managed worldwide trademark portfolios across a range of industries, including alcoholic beverages, music, entertainment, fashion and apparel; counselled clients on worldwide clearance, registration, licensing, policing and enforcement of trademarks; negotiated and drafted assignment, coexistence and settlement agreements; and conducted due diligence on IP-related aspects of corporate transactions.Since he became managing partner in 1999, the firm has – through ... View full biography »

Featured country

Poland

Poland

In spite of the prevailing economic instability in Europe, the Polish trademark scene continues to thrive. IP awareness is on the rise, as reflected in the increased protection activities of domestic brands and the quality of decision making in the judicial system. Discussions on the establishment of a specialised IP court – in addition to the Community Trademarks and Designs Court in Warsaw – are ongoing, but decisive action is yet to be settled on at the political level. Located on the borders of the European Union, Poland is an important distribution point for counterfeit goods. However, heartening improvements have been seen over the past five years – for ... View full rankings »