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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

ZY Partners

ZY Partners is a boutique law firm with more than 16 years of expertise in various specialised areas, including intellectual property, employment, antitrust, commercial litigation and arbitration. The key partners of our firm have excellent credentials and are well recognised for delivering top-quality service to our clients. The firm now has a team of over 35 experienced lawyers representing innovation-oriented multinational corporate clients in cross-border transactional and contentious matters. IP litigation/prosecution ZY Partners has a prominent IP litigation practice as a result of the remarkable track record of its lawyers. We have secured our clients’ trust by ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Tae-Yeon Cho

Tae-Yeon Cho

Partner - Cho & Partners

Tae-Yeon Cho began his career focusing on IP law when the concept of intellectual property was in its infancy in Korea. As a result, he is considered to be among Korea’s most knowledgeable and experienced IP lawyers. Mr Cho is also recognised as a distinguished trial lawyer, having served as lead counsel in a number of significant cases involving IP issues and commercial subjects. Mr Cho serves as an executive member of Korea’s Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee. He has been recognised by Asia Law & Practice as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in the area of intellectual property. He was also recognised as a leading individual in intellectual property by the ... View full biography »

Featured country

Caribbean

Caribbean

Foreign brands continue to be the main drivers of trademark activity in the Caribbean; commentators acknowledge that domestic companies still seldom register their marks. The regional IP community is close knit, with referrals between many of the leading individuals identified in this section a common occurrence. Several new names enter the guide this year; E-Proint’s popularity reflects the desire of many international brand owners for a single point of contact for the region, while the additions of Keithly Lake & Associates and Cabinet de Lespinasse extend the WTR 1000’s coverage into Anguilla and Haiti. The Dominican Republic is covered separately this year. View full rankings »