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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

Krishna & Saurastri Associates

Krishna & Saurastri Associates is a full-service IP law firm in India. With more than 50 years’ diverse experience, the firm has a proven track record in the IP arena and is ranked among the top tiers in the country. The firm’s core practice areas include intellectual property, litigation, transactions and regulatory issues.   With its in-depth understanding of Indian IP law and its extensive practice, Krishna & Saurastri Associates represents clients in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. The firm’s finesse and highquality IP legal services have established it as the preferred choice of many national and international clients. The clients that have retained the firm’s ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Eryck Castillo

Eryck Castillo

Senior Partner - Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC

Eryck Castillo is a senior partner of Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, SC with more than 25 years of experience. Throughout his professional career he has practiced in trademark and domain name portfolio management of Mexican and foreign companies, at both domestic and international level. He has been advising clients on prosecution and enforcement matters for many years and is a trusted counsel for his various domestic and international clients. Mr Castillo frequently writes for national and international publications and speaks on IP-related matters in different forums hosted by Mexican and international organisations. He chairs the Famous and Well-Known Trademarks Latin America ... View full biography »

Featured country

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

The market for trademark legal services continues to grow in Saudi Arabia, as international companies seek to tap this lucrative jurisdiction and domestic businesses become increasingly aware of the importance of protecting their brands. The trademark office, a long-time cause of frustration for practitioners, is attempting to modernise – at the time of writing, it is embarking on a major programme of digitising applications – although it still has some way to go to reach international standards. Anti-counterfeiting continues to exercise trademark professionals, although the majority of firms featured here are most active in the filing and maintenance of marks.   View full rankings »