Thirty-six intellectual property practitioners from Gowling WLG have been distinguished as 'IP Stars' by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), with a total of forty-six individual rankings secured in 2020.
This year's edition of "IP Stars" has ranked the firm and its lawyers highly across six of Gowling WLG's key jurisdictions: the UK, Canada, Russia, UAE, France and Germany.
The rankings cover 'Trademark', 'Patent', 'Design', 'Copyright' and 'Transaction' categories with ten of the firm's partners distinguished by MIP in more than one practice area.
Considered one of the world's foremost IP rankings, MIP's 'IP Stars' identifies the leading private practice IP practitioners globally who have been highly recommended by their peers, based on an extensive research process covering 80 jurisdictions - including the key markets for IP protection, exploitation and enforcement.
Released annually, the results are based on extensive research carried out over a six-month period, assessing the strength of the firm's IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients and track record. The latest rankings come following earlier firmwide success in MIP's 2020 'IP Stars' Trademark rankings.
The full list of 'IP Stars' and the rankings for each jurisdiction can be found below:
- John Coldham (one of only two practitioners named in the UK)
- David Aylen
- Alexander Christophoroff
- Vladislav Ugryumov
With in-depth and far-reaching expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG's international IP team has been protecting and defending the intangible assets of its clients for more than 125 years.