WTR Global Leaders 2019

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WTR Global Leaders 2019 presents insight from the world’s foremost trademark professionals. These elite practitioners offer guidance into career development, practice management and trademark industry trends.


"Success comes with time and young lawyers need to progress patiently"

Anand and Anand

"Lawyers today must be far savvier about business"

Anand and Anand

"Trademark litigators must be skilled in procedural law and practice"

LEX Law Offices

"Professional development is vital to successful private practice attorneys"

Reed Smith LLP

"I do not think that litigators or judges will be replaced by AI during our lifetime"


"Litigation is a complete application of the head and the heart"

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

"Key to my success has been having an accurate understanding of client needs"

Cho & Partners

"Infringers will become more sophisticated in using new apps and technology"

Louis Vuitton (China) Company Ltd

"The lawyer’s role as a first judge for a case has become more important than ever"

Van Innis & Delarue

"The best IP attorneys remain curious and committed to resolving their own curiosity"

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

"AI will drastically change the way in which we search trademarks"

Adobe Inc

"Know the business, be practical and engage with outstanding local counsel"

The Chemours Company FC, LLC

"Engaging in professional bodies is one of the easiest and best methods of learning"

Hiddleston Trade Marks

"IP education should form a part of the primary school curriculum"


"The ever-changing legal world has a mind of its own"

Remfry & Sagar

"It is critical to identify and distinguish between passing trends and tectonic shifts"

Neal Gerber Eisenberg

"We should be working to improve the anti-counterfeiting practice"

Kenaroğlu Avukatlik Burosu

"There will always be areas of trademark practice where the human factor is indispensable"

POLSERVICE Patent and Trademark Attorneys Office

"It is important to evaluate how the adverse party is likely to act before the court"

Sandart Partners Advokatbyrå KB

"We must all show that brands are fundamental for the economy, consumers and society"

Novartis Pharma AG

"I knew then that intellectual property would play a major role in China"

Lawjay Partners

"The IP environment has evolved in harmony with Brazil’s development"

Montaury Pimenta, Machado Vieira de Mello

"Gone are the days when a mark could be only a word or a logo"

Elkington and Fife LLP

"Loyalty, responsiveness, reliability and truth are cornerstones for success"

E Blum & Co AG

"The Brazilian IP environment has changed a lot in recent years"

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

"Firms tend to think that quality lies only in the packaged law – it does not"

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB

"The benefit of having trademark rights in Africa is already paying off"

Adams & Adams

"In a service industry like ours, human capital is the biggest asset"


"You need to be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients"

Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm

"Well-rounded, passionate lawyers make better advocates"

Venable LLP

"Success in this field is not for the faint hearted. But it is worth it"

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

"You must always be one step ahead"

Grau & Angulo

"The two most important qualities are pragmatism and creativity"

Cho & Partners

"Maintaining high levels of enthusiasm under any circumstances leads to happiness"

New Balance Trading (China) Co, Ltd

"Lawyers should behave like a dry sponge"

Lenz & Staehelin

"Quality, timeliness, practical solutions and creative suggestions are paramount"

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

"Establishing your own firm is not just about being a lawyer"

Stobbs IP (Pty) Limited

"You cannot consider and apply a one-size-fits-all approach"

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG

"Rapid advancements in technology will substantially alter the brand protection landscape"

NSN Law Firm

"Leadership in the IP world requires genuine enablers"


"it is important to continue developing your own knowledge"


"An extrovert, friendly personality is always a plus"

Eastman Chemical Company

"You must treat your team members well"


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