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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

JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Established in 2007 as a spin-off from a large international law firm, JONAS is a team of 10 lawyers and more than 20 further employees advising and representing national and international clients on IP law, with a focus on marketing-oriented solutions covering the entire product lifecycle, from development to distribution – from market launch to market leadership. Our lawyers are not only experts in their field, but have considerable professional experience gained in enterprise, as judges and in relevant authorities. Despite all of the knowledge and experience we have gained, it is our economic understanding and legal creativity which open up new perspectives. The firm not only ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Maureen Beacom Gorman

Maureen Beacom Gorman

Partner - Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP

From 2000 to 2002, Maureen Gorman worked as a trademark examining attorney in the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), examining food and electronic products and all service classes.   After her departure from the USPTO, Ms Gorman founded her own trademark and copyright law practice in 2002.  Her successful practice incorporated alternative fee arrangements and focused on value, highly attentive personal service and ethical behaviour.  Her private practice began in insurance and commercial litigation.   Ms Gorman has been litigation counsel or a consultant in numerous Trademark Trial and Appeal Board actions as well as cybersquatting, infringement, counterfeit and unfair ... View full biography »

Featured country

Sweden

Sweden

Amid the vagaries of the European market, Sweden stands out for its stability. IP awareness among domestic companies is high, thanks to concerted efforts by practitioners and the authorities, and portfolio management and prosecution activity is up as a result. As in many of Sweden’s Scandinavian and European neighbours, Community trademark filings are beginning to supersede national registrations as businesses look abroad for growth. While a clear distinction between law firms and trademark agencies remains, a trend towards convergence is emerging. To reflect this reality, we have compiled two tables: one for enforcement and litigation, the other for prosecution and ... View full rankings »