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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


Founded in 1898, Lavoix is a firm fully dedicated to intellectual property. Lavoix has almost 200 professionals, including 80 attorneys at law, patent and trademark attorneys and technology specialists, making it one of the leading IP firms in Europe. The attorneys who joined Lavoix through the 2008 merger with Binn & Associés entered Lavoix’s network and practise law in a dedicated structure, Lavoix Avocats. Lavoix works across France and has offices in Paris, Lyon, Rennes and Toulouse. Lavoix also has a presence outside France through its Munich office, which opened in 2009, and a large network of partner offices all around the world.  Main strengths Lavoix stands out due to ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Kay Rickelman

Kay Rickelman

Foreign Counsel - Spoor & Fisher

Kay Rickelman is the foreign counsel in Spoor & Fisher’s Centurion office, with more than 28 years’ experience in both the United States and South Africa. Her fields of practice include domestic and international trademark registrations, searches and clearance, as well as international trademark litigation. She specialises in portfolio management and oversees the needs of many large international companies with regard to their trademarks in Africa and abroad. As the firm’s foreign trademark counsel, she also specialises in obtaining and enforcing trademark protection in foreign countries. Ms Rickelman obtained a BS (cum laude) with distinction in psychology and a JD through the ... View full biography »

Featured country



While Ireland is still suffering from the aftermath of the economic crash, trademark practitioners are finally reporting a slight increase in activity. Some of this has resulted from the sale of intangible assets after the liquidation of failed companies, but the real driver is Ireland’s booming technology sector. Dublin’s Emerald Valley is home to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google – all of which look to domestic groups for their brand protection needs. The United States remains an important business partner, and Irish practitioners – who speak English but bill in euros – are a practical choice for those moving into Europe.  View full rankings »