The following three Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP partners are among the 2022 recipients of the Lexology Client Choice Awards, which "recognizes individuals around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service."
- Eric Macramalla - exclusive winner for Intellectual Property – Trademarks (Canada, Ontario)
- Ian Mondrow - exclusive winner for Energy & Natural Resources (Canada, Ontario)
- Christopher C. Van Barr - exclusive winner for Life Sciences (Canada, Ontario)
With over 20 years of experience, Eric Macramalla is a leading Canadian lawyer in the field of trademark prosecution and litigation. Through his practice, Eric helps his clients manage their domestic and global trademark portfolios, while protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, both in Canada and abroad. Eric has also been a domain name arbitrator for over 20 years and possesses a deep knowledge of all types of Internet enforcement matters.
A partner in Gowling WLG's Energy Sector Group, Ian Mondrow has been helping clients navigate Canada's energy regulatory and policy landscape for more than 30 years. He is also a member of the firm's national Energy Regulatory, Natural Gas, Hydrogen, and BioEnergy sub-sector groups.
With more than 25 years' experience, Christopher C. Van Barr is a sought-after intellectual property litigator who has represented clients in some of Canada's most complex and high-stakes patent, PM (NOC), trademark and trade secret cases. He is the former Canadian leader of Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property Litigation and Strategy Group and presently sits as a Trustee on Gowling WLG's national Board of Trustees.
About the Lexology Client Choice Awards
Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Furthermore, law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel. As stated by Lexology, "the criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients business above and beyond the other players in the market."