World Trademark Review lauds Gowling WLG's global IP strength in 2020 edition of WTR 1000

18 February 2020

The World Trademark Review (WTR) has named Gowling WLG one of the top 24 international trademark firms in the 2020 edition of WTR 1000.

Gowling WLG was recognized as having leading domestic practices in Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as a leading foreign practice in China.

Notably, the firm achieved top tier status in Canada (Trademark Firms), Russia (Enforcement and Litigation, and Prosecution and Strategy) and the UAE (Firms).

Gowling WLG's individual country practices received the following testimonials in the guide:


"[W]ith the most ranked practitioners of any firm in Canada, Gowling WLG continues to dominate the trademark scene there. In terms of volume, no other ensemble comes close to its number of filings; its practitioners have also always played a significant role in advancing the law and industry best practices north of the US border."


"[Gowling WLG] is trusted with the global IP portfolios of many famous brands, which recognise the immense value of attorneys who can offer 'Chinese advice with a global perspective' and marry this with 'creative and forward-thinking solutions for cross-border trademark protection'."


"IP all-rounder Gowling WLG has a superlative one-stop offering in Russia. […] Although it possesses undeniable quality on both sides of the practice [filing and litigation], Gowling WLG's Moscow office is especially sought-out for high-stakes briefs."


"You can tell that Gowling WLG is the top firm in the country by the way it treats its clients. One of its priorities is to offer practical and reasonable advice of the highest quality without racking up a huge bill, utilising its acute knowledge of local laws and customs. Its approach is honest and it does not hold back - you feel completely at ease when instructing it."


"Major international player Gowling WLG is 'one of the go-to teams for contentious design and trademark matters' in the United Kingdom. […] 'Client-focused, commercially relevant advice on all litigation matters' makes the courtroom team stand out."

In addition to the country rankings, 34 Gowling WLG trademark professionals worldwide earned a total of 43 listings across multiple areas - a testament to the firm's trademark strength in jurisdictions around the world.

Congratulations to the following practitioners listed in WTR 1000 2020:

Sheena Jacob of JurisAsia - a firm with whom Gowling WLG has an exclusive association - was also recognized as one of the top lawyers in Singapore for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy, and Transactions. Overall, the Singapore firm was listed as a leading law firm for Enforcement and Litigation, and Prosecution and Strategy.

WTR 1000 is regarded internationally as one of the most trusted guides to the top trademark firms and professionals around the world. The results are based on a comprehensive vetting process that includes feedback from professionals, clients and in-house counsel.

Gowling WLG is a full-service firm comprising 1,400 professionals with strength across all areas of business law and litigation. With leading IP practices in Canada, the UK and Europe, Russia, China, the UAE and Singapore, and a network of trusted agents worldwide, we help IP owners overcome complex obstacles and optimize new opportunities - wherever business takes them. Learn more about our IP team.

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