The 2023 WTR 1000, revealing the world’s leading trademark professionals, is out now

The 2023 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is now available to view online. The guide illustrates the depth of expertise available to brand owners as they seek to protect their brands, serving as the definitive tool for those seeking stellar trademark expertise and partners worldwide.

Now in its 13th year, the WTR 1000 has established itself as the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers. Across a four-month period, our team of full-time analysts have scrutinised the trademark legal services market, conducting over 1,700 telephone interviews with brand specialists across the globe. The result is this year’s WTR 1000, which features more than 80 country and US state-specific chapters analysing local legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields.

Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. To allow for easy navigation, the results are presented in bands – gold, silver and bronze – to reflect the depth of expertise, market presence and level of work on which firms are typically instructed. The publication therefore serves as a one-stop source of reference for anyone seeking trademark legal services.

The market feedback obtained by our analysts has also facilitated scrutiny of the non-legal service providers landscape, with recommended suppliers identified in the areas of trademark management software, renewals and recordals, searching and watching, and online brand enforcement.

This year, subscribers also have access to WTR Analytics, a powerful new tool that provides unparalleled insight into performance data – allowing users to interrogate five years of research data and benchmark firm performance.

Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the WTR 1000, explains: “A strong brand is vital to success in today’s intensely competitive and increasingly globalised market. Trademarks are key tools through which businesses can protect the goodwill and reputation inherent in their brands and build and maintain demand for their products and services. As a result, external advisers play a crucial role in developing and implementing brand strategies for both local and international markets and in protecting these vital assets in the face of infringement. It is thus imperative to choose the best legal counsel and the WTR 1000 serves as an essential guide in today’s brand-focused economy – as well as highlighting the health of the trademark marketplace.”

Following the release of the 2023 guide, our team of full-time research specialists will soon turn their attention to the 2024 edition. Full details on how to participate in the research process are available here.

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