WTR is seeking nominations for the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Nominate now to ensure that the important work undertaken by in-house professionals across the world receives the recognition that it deserves.
This year has seen teams around the globe faced with unprecedented challenges, including spikes in infringement and counterfeiting, office closures, new ways of working, budget pressures and demands for brands to meaningfully step up their social engagement efforts, to name just a few. However, such challenges have been faced head on and the WTR Industry Awards and WTR 300 provide a unique opportunity to shine a light on those trademark professionals going above and beyond for their organisations and the wider community.
The nominations period is open until 11 December 2020, during which time we are seeking details of the corporate counsel deemed to be industry leaders, performing trademark-related duties to the highest standards, adding true value to their organisations and exemplifying the qualities that other counsel should aspire to. As noted, the research will be used to facilitate two projects.
First, the nominations will form the basis of the fourth edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals, which identifies and profiles counsel that the wider trademark community have singled out as the industry’s strategic leaders (the current edition is available here).
The nominations will also be used as the first step towards the WTR Industry Awards 2021 shortlist, which identifies industry-leading trademark teams from around the world. Once the nomination window is closed, WTR’s editorial team will undertake additional research and the shortlist will be revealed in Spring 2021. The winners will then be announced at an exclusive presentation ceremony.
Nominations will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties. Nominations must be for in-house teams and individuals – any nominations for private practice/law firm professionals will be disregarded.
Click here to access our short survey form and ensure that your peers and colleagues receive the recognition that they deserve.