WTR 1000 awards Gowlings gold status in latest trademark guide

27 January 2015

For the fifth straight year, Gowlings was recognized as one of the world's top trademark law firms - in both Canada and Russia - by World Trademark Review (WTR) in its annual guide, WTR 1000.

In its strongest showing to date, Gowlings earned gold-level status - the highest-achievable ranking for a law firm - in both Canada and Russia, and saw its trademark professionals receive 24 individual listings in the guide - making it a top-listed law firm in both countries.

Gowlings was also selected for inclusion in the "international" category as one of only 14 recommended trademark firms worldwide. In the guide, WTR notes that Gowlings is "adept at handling trademark affairs globally," and is known "not just for the victories it secures on behalf of clients, but also for its thought leadership on questions of international trademark law, practice and policy."

In Canada, Gowlings was the top trademark filer overall, and was praised by WTR for its best-in-class performance: "The leader in Canadian trademark law and practice, Gowlings is a huge competitor and one of the best-regarded firms. It is very well known internationally and a key player across Canada, with incredible strength and breadth in IP… backed up by formidable capabilities in litigation, licensing and enforcement."

In Russia, Gowlings' trademark practice was recognized as one of the best in the country and was praised in the guide for doing outstanding work in a difficult jurisdiction: "Gowlings performs flawlessly across the contentious/non-contentious divide on both patents and trademarks, making it arguably the top IP all-rounder in the country…all while adhering to the highest standards of client service. The firm has the country's strongest bench, with five individuals selected for the WTR 1000 - more than any other competitor."

WTR 1000 is widely regarded as one of the world's elite legal guides, identifying the top trademark professionals globally. Results are based on an extensive research process that includes feedback from professionals, clients and in-house counsel.

The following Gowlings professionals were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of WTR 1000:

Canada

Enforcement and Litigation

Paul Blanchard
Monique M. Couture
A. Kelly Gill
Robert A. MacDonald
Eric Macramalla
Christopher J. Pibus
Kevin Sartorio
Jane B.H. Steinberg

Prosecution and Strategy

Stuart Ash
Paul Blanchard
Shelagh Carnegie
Monique M. Couture
Robert A. MacDonald
Eric Macramalla
Jennifer Morton
Frank Mulock
Jane B.H. Steinberg

Russia

Enforcement and Litigation

Alexander Christophoroff
Marina I. Drel
Julianna Tabastajewa

Prosecution and Strategy

David Aylen
Anastasia Sinitsyna

Gowlings has been repeatedly recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent intellectual property law firms, with top-tier practices in patents, trademarks, copyright, IP litigation, life sciences and more. With nearly 150 legal professionals serving clients in offices across Canada and in Moscow, you can depend on Gowlings to deliver practical, cost-effective legal advice to help you grow your business and advance your vision.

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