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

07 December 2020

Gowling WLG's top IP practices around the world have been distinguished in the 2020 edition of the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) "IP Stars" Transactions, Trademark, Patent and Copyright firm rankings. The firm rankings complement Gowling WLG's impressive showing earlier this year in the individual "IP Stars" rankings, which highlighted our firm's market-leading IP practitioners in Canada, France, Germany, Russia, UAE and the UK.

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 intellectual property transactions, contentious and filing/prosecution trademark, patent and copyright work, the 2020 rankings evaluated the strength of Gowling WLG's IP team, as well as its workload, client outcomes and overall track record.

Copyright Rankings in 2020

  • Canada: Tier 1, Copyright & Related Rights
  • Russia: 'Highly Recommended' list
  • UK: 'Other Notable Firms' list

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

Trademark Rankings in 2020

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

Transactions Rankings in 2020

  • UK: Tier 1, IP Transactions

The latest results come following a host of recent MIP successes for Gowling WLG's global IP group, including top tier IP Stars practitioner rankings, with 36 of the firm's lawyers named across 40 individual rankings in 2020.

In March, the firm also secured top honours at the Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2020, with teams in the UK (Designs) and Russia (Trademark) 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.

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

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Ben Griffiths Senior Corporate Communications Executive Birmingham