Alison McGinn

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

“The IP attorneys at Banki Haddock Fiora are at the top of their game: they work on sophisticated matters in a very strategic manner; ask all the right questions; see the big picture; and provide creative solutions to help clients achieve their goals, letting their commercial acumen shine through.” The independent commercial player is well integrated across departmental lines, which creates a holistic approach to service users’ legal and business issues. However, this does not come at the expense of highly specialised advice. Indeed, having cultivated cutting-edge expertise in areas such as non-traditional trademarks and certification marks, the trademark squad effectively carries out brand portfolio management, infringement problem-solving and strategic counselling roles. The hands-on approach of the outfit’s partners is another strong selling point – when patrons enlist Alison McGinn and Kate Andean, they are guaranteed direct and easily implementable advice. Both excel in providing efficient and effective prosecution and are “friendly and accommodating, extremely responsive, practical and business focused and give clear, reliable counsel at a reasonable cost”. Simon Kneebone, who runs a dynamic global contentious and non-contentious practice, and Julie Robb, who captains the dispute resolution practice are also highly rated. They have a precise understanding of service users’ requirements and neatly tailor their advice and strategies accordingly.

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