Euromoney Legal Media Group has named Nelson Godfrey among Canada's top six "Rising Star" lawyers, it was announced yesterday at the virtual Rising Stars Awards 2020: Americas.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in Canada, Nelson focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on complex litigation and dispute resolution. He is based in the firm's Vancouver office.
"Around the world, the practice of intellectual property law is going through a tremendous upheaval, with new case law, technology, and commercial and regulatory developments redefining the competitive landscape," said Shelagh Carnegie, co-head of Gowling WLG's global IP Group. "Nelson operates on the front lines of these changes, helping clients protect their rights against new and emerging threats every day."
Outside of advocacy practice, Nelson possesses significant experience in intellectual property licensing and transactional matters, as well as trademark procurement, assisting clients with clearing, protecting and enforcing their brands in the Canadian market, and managing trademark portfolios for Canadian and international clients across an array of sectors.
"This distinction is very much a testament to the wonderful team that supports me, and to the trust my clients have placed in me over the years," said Nelson. "It's something I never take for granted."
The Rising Stars Awards distinguish up-and-coming legal practitioners across a range of practice areas and jurisdictions. Jurisdictional winners are recognized as the top practitioners in their jurisdiction, covering all practice areas. Winners are decided by senior Euromoney Rising Stars Awards editorial staff following an extensive research process, which considers professional accomplishments, advocacy and influence within their specialization.
About our IP group
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, China, the UAE, the UK and Europe, Russia 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 global IP team