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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

Yuasa and Hara

Yuasa and Hara is a leading Japanese law firm. Our expertise covers various business legal issues, seamless IP protection and accounting. We have established a strong international reputation on the basis of our comprehensive services. We provide legal services, IP protection (prosecution and enforcement) and other transactional services. In addition, our firm offers efficient accounting and auditing services. Utilising a strong and closely cooperative partnership system, we have successfully united the professions of attorney at law, patent attorney and certified public accountant within one firm.Our firm was established by Toyotaro Yuasa in Osaka in 1902. After retiring from the ... View full profile »

Featured lawyer

Paul Reeskamp

Paul Reeskamp

Partner - Klos Morel Vos & Schaap

Paul Reeskamp has 25 years’ experience as an IP litigator, with a focus on patent litigation. Mr Reeskamp was educated at the University of Amsterdam, where he focused on intellectual property. He served in the Dutch army as a secretary to the court martial. Before practising in the Netherlands, he worked for six months with US law firm Finnegan Henderson. He started his career in the Netherlands with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Subsequently he headed Allen & Overy’s Amsterdam IP practice for many years. Mr Reeskamp joined Klos Morel Vos & Schaap in 2011 as a partner, and is in charge of the patent litigation group. Mr Reeskamp is a seasoned all-round IP litigator with a clear ... View full biography »

Featured country

Indonesia

Indonesia

With accession to the Madrid Protocol slated for 2015 and government campaigns actively promoting the importance of intellectual property, the Indonesian trademark scene is booming. Foreign brands are increasingly exploring new expansion opportunities in the archipelago, keen to tap the growing purchasing power of its vast population. Counterfeiting remains a grave concern and the available enforcement toolkit is limited; those practitioners who know how to use this to best effect are thus in high demand. The leading firms, recognised on the accompanying table, typically handle work across the trademark spectrum. Heightened competition on the market has served to enhance standards ... View full rankings »