Gowling WLG recognised as leading international law firm in the 2020 MIP "IP Stars" rankings

23 June 2020

International law firm Gowling WLG's leading IP practices in the UK, Canada, Russia and UAE have been distinguished in the 2020 edition of the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) 'IP Stars' Trade mark and Patent rankings.

The results continue the firm's longstanding 'IP Stars' success having been consistently ranked among the world's top Intellectual Property firms for over 20 years, since MIP began conducting its worldwide IP survey (now known as "IP Stars").

Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost IP rankings, MIP's 'IP Stars' identify the leading intellectual property firms and practitioners from around the world, based on an extensive research process.

Covering contentious and filing/prosecution trade mark and patent work (Copyright rankings to be announced in July), Gowling WLG is evaluated in 2020 on the strength of the firm's IP team, workload, client outcomes and overall track record.

Patent Rankings in 2020

  • Canada: Tier 1, Patent Contentious and Patent Prosecution
  • Russia: Tier 1, Patent Contentious, Tier 2 Patent Prosecution
  • UK: Tier 2, Patent Contentious

Trade Mark Rankings in 2020

  • Canada: Tier 1, Trade Mark Contentious and Trade Mark Prosecution
  • Russia: Tier 1, Trade Mark Contentious and Trade Mark Prosecution
  • UK: Tier 2, Trade Mark Contentious
  • UAE: Tier 2, Trade Mark Contentious, Trade Mark Prosecution

The latest rankings come following a host of recent MIP successes for Gowling WLG's global IP group.

In March, the firm secured top honours at the Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2020, with teams in the UK (Designs) and Russia (Trade Mark) having been prestigiously named "Firms of the Year". Meanwhile, the team in Canada secured standout recognition in four categories at the Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards 2020, including a Canadian "Firm of the Year" accolade in the Trademark Prosecution category.

With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG's global IP team has been winning cases for clients around the world for more than 125 years. With one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices in Canada, leading practices in the UK and Russia, expert teams in Germany, China and Dubai, and a global network of IP associates, Gowling WLG's international IP practice can help your business succeed in jurisdictions across every continent.

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Ben Griffiths Senior Corporate Communications Executive Birmingham