IP Stars names Gowling WLG as a leading international IP firm

13 February 2017

Twenty-seven intellectual property practitioners from Gowling WLG have been distinguished as "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), one of the world's foremost IP publications.

This year's edition of "IP Stars" has ranked the firm highly across five of the firm's key jurisdictions: Canada, UK, Russia, UAE and Germany.

Released annually, "IP Stars" identifies the leading IP firms and practitioners around the world. Results are based on extensive research carried out over a six-month period. Among the attributes the guide assesses are: strength of the firm's IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients and track record.

Teams are ranked in two categories: "Trade Mark Contentious" and "Trade Mark Prosecution". Individual practitioners are also ranked in two categories: "Trade Mark Star" and "Patent Star".

The full list of "IP Stars" and the rankings for each jurisdiction can be found below.


The firm's Canadian IP team was listed in tier one for both Trade Mark Contentious and Trade Mark Prosecution.

Trade marks

Kelly Gill
Neil W. Henderson
Robert A. MacDonald
Guy Régimbald
Kevin Sartorio


Anthony G. Creber
Michael Crichton
Neil W. Henderson
Brian G. Kingwell
John Norman
Patrick Stewart Smith
Grant W.C. Tisdall
Christopher C. Van Barr


The firm's Russian team was ranked in tier one for Trade Mark Contentious and in tier two for trade mark prosecution.

Trade marks

David Aylen
Alexander Christophoroff
Anastassia Sinitsyna
Julianna Tabastajewa


Alexander Christophoroff
Julianna Tabastajewa
Vladislav Ugryumov


The firm's UK team was ranked in tier two in the Trade Mark Contentious category.

Trade marks

Alexandra Brodie
Jamie Rowlands
Kate Swaine


David Barron
Alexandra Brodie
Patrick Duxbury
Gordon Harris
Paul Inman
Luke Kempton
Jamie Rowlands


The firm's team in the UAE was ranked in tier two in both the Trade Mark Contentious and Trade Mark Prosecution categories.

Trade marks

Jon Parker


Trade marks

Manuela Finger

Managing Intellectual Property is a leading global IP resource, comprising of a monthly publication and a series of international events.

Last month, The World Trademark Review (WTR) recognised Gowling WLG among the world's top trademark firms in the 2017 edition of its annual guide, WTR 1000.

With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG's global IP team has been winning cases for clients around the world for more than125 years. With one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices in Canada, leading practices in the UK and Russia, expert teams in Germany, China and Dubai and a global network of IP associates, Gowling WLG's international IP practice can help your business succeed in jurisdictions across every continent.

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