Gowling WLG's global IP team recognized by World Intellectual Property Review's WIPR Leaders 2017

30 March 2017

Eighteen Gowling WLG intellectual property practitioners from Canada, the U.K. and Russia have been named WIPR Leaders by World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), one of the world's premier intellectual property publications.

WIPR Leaders distinguishes the leading IP practitioners from around the world by gathering feedback from more than 12,000 IP professionals and researching each nominee's practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as additional activities, such as writing and teaching.

The following professionals have been included in this year's WIPR Leaders guide:


Paul Blanchard
Michel A. Chartrand
Anthony G. Creber
Tania D'Souza-Culora
Margaret A. Fitzpatrick
Brian G. Kingwell
Eric Macramalla
Peter Milne
Natalie Rizkalla-Kamel


David Aylen
Alexander Christophoroff
Vladimir N. Dementiev
Julianna Tabastajewa
Vladislav Ugryumov


David Barron
Gordon Harris
George Sevier
Kate Swaine

Home to a world-leading IP practice, Gowling WLG was named "Canadian Firm of the Year" for both patent and trademark prosecution at last week's Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) North America Awards, with Christopher Van Barr earning the prestigious title of "Canadian Litigator of the Year." The firm also won the "UK Firm of the Year" award for patent contentious work at the MIP Global Awards earlier this month, and recently earned top-tier recognition across Canada, the U.K., Russia and the UAE in MIP's "IP Stars" rankings.

For over 125 years, Gowling WLG has been helping the world's top organizations maximize their intellectual property assets and protect what makes them unique. With a leading global network of award-winning IP professionals, the firm's Intellectual Property Group offers unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands, designs, copyright, advertising, IP litigation and more.