Gowling WLG named "Canadian Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year" at Managing IP North America 2018 Awards

16 March 2018

Gowling WLG was named "Canadian Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year" at the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) North America Awards, presented last night in New York City.

Each year, MIP, one of the world's foremost international intellectual property publications, distinguishes the top IP firms and practitioners across North America. Winners are selected based on a comprehensive firm submission, as well as feedback from peers and independent research.

IP litigation partner Laurent Massam attended this year's ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the firm.

"Our trademark professionals are at the forefront of brand protection in Canada and we are delighted to be recognized by MIP for our efforts on behalf of our clients and their brands", said Robert MacDonald, co-leader of the firm's global Intellectual Property Group.

Gowling WLG's Trademark, Brands & Designs Group in Canada is widely regarded for its ability to resolve a range of complex trademark disputes across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. From opposition proceedings and infringement matters to issues surrounding dilution, counterfeiting, and parallel imports, our award-winning IP practitioners leverage their deep industry expertise to deliver successful outcomes to clients again and again.

Earlier this month, Gowling WLG's IP teams in Russia and the U.K. also received top prizes at the Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards, which annually recognizes the top IP practices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Home to one of the largest and most highly regarded IP teams in Canada; leading practices in the U.K., Russia, China, France, Germany, Singapore and the UAE; and a global network of IP associates, Gowling WLG's IP Group has been protecting and defending the intangible assets of its clients for more than 125 years. With in-depth and far-reaching expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, and IP litigation, we can assist you with your intellectual property needs in jurisdictions around the world. Learn how we can help you