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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

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (IKM) has been providing IP services in Kenya for the past 13 years, during which time it has developed impressive expertise and experience in intellectual property generally. The firm has represented a wide variety of clients, including local companies, some of the largest multinational corporations operating in Kenya and abroad, as well as individual clients. The firm’s IP department is headed by one partner assisted by two senior associates and four associates.Areas of specialisationIKM handles large volumes of trademark registrations, assignments and renewals for local and overseas clients under the Trademarks Act; registration of ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Mariya Ortynska

Mariya Ortynska

Director - IPStyle

Mariya Ortynska is the director of patent law company IPStyle, which she founded in 2007 and which specialises in IP law. Previously, she worked in-house for two years as the head of the legal department for a national group of companies, and she has a full understanding of all areas of Ukrainian business. Ms Ortynska’s in-depth expertise in trademark and patent law allows her to use complex approaches to all trademark cases. She is also a thought leader on developing IP protection strategy, including trademark protection, for national and international companies. Additionally, she provides business-oriented and clear IP guidance for her clients, as well as showing great ... View full biography »

Featured country

India

India

Accession to the Madrid Protocol in July 2013 has given local practitioners much to consider. Opinion remains divided about the potential benefits of the new regime, especially as the Indian trademark office is not yet the equal of many of its international rivals and will likely struggle with the increased workload. Nonetheless, commentators expect that the extra global exposure should give the country’s many mid-sized enterprises a significant boost. The legal services landscape is competitive and expanding; while the larger, well-established outfits continue to thrive, the market is sufficiently large to sustain some quality boutiques and single partner firms. View full rankings »