WTR Global Leaders 2020

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Welcome to the second edition of WTR Global Leaders, an important publication that brings together the world’s foremost law firm and corporate trademark experts, allowing the wider community to benefit from their insight, experience and perspectives.

WTR Global Leaders draws on our market-leading research projects, the WTR 1000 and the WTR 300, to identify the ‘best of the best’ in trademark practice.

The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, identifies the leading players in 80 key jurisdictions globally. To do this, our full-time research team conducted face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence over a four-month period with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients involved with trademarks (as well as gathering written submissions from firms detailing their recent activity in the field). To qualify for inclusion in WTR Global Leaders, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the WTR 1000.

Meanwhile, from the corporate world, inclusion is based on listings in the WTR 300. For that project, WTR runs a four-month campaign to elicit nominations from the community. Only individuals who received multiple nominations from outside their own organisation were longlisted for consideration. The team then engaged in additional research before deciding on the final ranking. Many nominees did not receive the requisite number of nominations or make it through the vetting process; those who did are included in WTR Global Leaders, reflecting their top-tier status in the corporate brand environment.

All those listed as WTR Global Leaders merit special attention owing not only to their expertise and experience in relation to creating, protecting, managing and enforcing essential brand rights, but also to their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.

For this publication, WTR invited a select number of these elite professionals to reflect on their professional journey and offer insights and guidance into career development, practice management and trademark industry trends.

Collectively, these insights stand as a testament to the diversity and depth of expertise that exist in the trademark world. Individually, they provide critical strategic takeaways for their peers and colleagues.


Juan Carlos Amaro

Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

Pravin Anand

Anand and Anand

Safir Anand

Anand and Anand

Paul Asiimwe

Sipi Law Associates

Spring Chang

Chang Tsi & Partners

Rahul Chaudhry

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

Christy Qingtao Chen


Jonathan Chu


Joseph Conklin

Coty Inc

Ayala Deutsch


Patrick Flaherty


Jomarie B Fredericks

Rotary International

Mark Hiddleston

Hiddleston Trade Marks

Lara Kayode

O Kayode & Co

Michael G Kelber

Neal Gerber Eisenberg

Kumpei Kogure


Robyn Lederman

Brooks Kushman PC

Michael J Leonard

Fox Rothschild LLP

Luiz Leonardos

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados

Mats Lundberg

Groth & Co

James Luo

Lawjay Partners

Qiang Ma

Haiwen & Partners

Shwetasree Majumder

Fidus Law Chambers

Vladimir Marenovic

Zivko Mijatovic & Partners

Paul McGrady

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Djura Mijatović

Zivko Mijatovic & Partners

Camille Miller

Cozen O’Connor

Anna Olsen

Treasury Wine Estates

Russell C Pangborn

Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Elliot Papageorgiou

Clyde & Co LLP

Marina Perraki

Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm

Andrew Price

Venable LLP

Peter Ruess


Dorota Rzążewska

JWP Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Jürg Simon

Lenz & Staehelin

Hemant Singh

Inttl Advocare

Julius Stobbs

Stobbs IP

Selma Ünlü

NSN Law Firm

Amy Wright

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Chumeng (Jessica) Xu


WTR Global Leaders: Private practice

WTR Global Leaders: Corporate trademark