The push to harmonise both the substantive and procedural aspects of European intellectual property laws and to create pan-European rights gathers ever-increasing momentum. New initiatives in the areas of patent, copyright and trade secrets push the boundaries ever further, but in trademark law progress is well ahead of the pack.
Who’s Who Legal brings together Hidde Koenraad of Simmons & Simmons, Sheana Wheeldon of Wheeldon Legal, Lawrence Apolzon of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu and Julia Holden of Trevisan & Cuonzo to discuss a number of practical, commercial and legislative developments across their respective markets.
Who’s Who Legal brings together Mark Engelmann of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, Mark Feldman of DLA Piper and Cynthia Rowden of Bereskin & Parr to discuss the increasing significance of the Madrid Protocol, the influence of the internet and social media, the effects of client cost-consiousness and the impact of globalisation on this sector and its legal market.
Our 11th Trademarks edition is more comprehensive than any of its predecessors, listing 911 lawyers from 473 firms across 82 countries.
For the first time we recognise the world’s leading trademark attorneys, who advise clients on a diverse range of issues and act on their behalf in dealing with the registration authorities in the UK, the EU and overseas.
For companies around the world the successful protection and monetisation of their trademarks is a major priority, and lawyers in the field are more sought-after than ever as clients seek advice on domestic and international agreements that can maximise their revenue from intellectual property rights via franchising, licensing or hybrid structures.
This year, 808 lawyers from 473 firms are recognised, with New York specialists Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu once again leading our research. Bird & Bird follows closely behind and Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Rouse all perform strongly.
We also recognise the most highly regarded practitioners in the world across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
With the benefit of over 17 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in worldwide trademark law
Leading IP specialist firm Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu once again achieves the highest number of listings in this publication, with 17 of its “first-class” lawyers featured. Following close behind is "international heavyweight" Bird & Bird, which fields 15 individuals, six of whom hail from its London office. Baker & McKenzie earns an impressive 12 listings this year, with practitioners from 10 of its offices recognised. IP specialist firm Rouse Legal boasts the inclusion of 11 of its lawyers, followed by "global giant" Hogan Lovells with 10.
In this section we single out the eight best-represented firms and the 10 most highly regarded individuals in our research overall.
“This is perhaps one of the most interesting times to be a trademarks lawyer,” one source stated, and the reports we have received from around the world concur. Scientific and technological advancements mean the market is both rapidly developing and challenging, and while there is more competition in the market, the work is more complex and time-consuming.
In this section we take a closer look at trends and developments in the trademarks area and how they are impacting on practitioners in different jurisdictions.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the trademark legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we anlayse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.