WTR 1000 Research

This year, World Trademark Review will be conducting in-depth research for the eleventh edition of its major, unique publication, WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This guide will feature lists of the leading trademark practitioners and firms in over 80 jurisdictions around the world.

Research for the next edition will begin in March 2021 and conclude in July 2021, with the publication officially launched at the beginning of 2022.

Recommendations for firms – interviews

Any information that you can provide during the research process is likely to improve the chances of members of your firm being listed, as it will complement our own research findings. We would be grateful if you could suggest a couple of time options when a representative(s) from your firm would be available for a 30-minute phone conversation with one of our researchers. All interviews are conducted confidentially and any comments made will remain strictly non-attributable.


It is helpful if firms submit to us brief overviews of their practice, short biographies of the lawyers involved and summaries of recent work highlights, making sure to clearly mark as confidential any cases/details that are not in the public domain. In order to enhance the feedback we gather on your lawyers and attorneys, on the basis of which we draw up our ranking tables, we strongly suggest that you submit to us referees who may be contacted to provide confidential references on their work (preferably purchasers of your firm’s services).

The WTR 1000 2022 submission form can be downloaded here. The client contact sheet can be downloaded here.

The research team

  • Head of Research: Nicholas Richardson
  • Deputy Head of Research: Asma Abbarova
  • Senior Research Analyst: Molly Marsh
  • Senior Research Analyst: Sophie Storrs
  • Research Analyst: Alice Clifton
  • Research Analyst: Andrew Murray
  • Research Analyst: Nina Mearns
  • Research Analyst: Samuel Lo
  • Research Analyst: Sara Nowak

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