Joff Wild

The 2013 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is now available online, providing users with the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers.

The guide is now in its third edition, with this year’s research process enhanced in terms of both its geographical spread and the depth of the information provided. The guide features over 50 country-specific chapters analysing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields. To allow for easy navigation, the results are presented in bands – gold, silver and bronze – to reflect the depth of expertise, market presence and level of work on which firms are typically instructed. New for this year, the research team has also extended the coverage to include more trademark agencies and, where applicable, barristers, recommending individual silks, juniors and, in certain instances, sets.

The extensive research process was conducted over a five-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved nearly 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe. Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. Nicholas Richardson, head of research on the WTR 1000, explains: “Brand owners face ever-increasing pressure to instruct trademark professionals who not only offer exemplary service and results, but always place clients’ individual business and economic needs at the crux of their advice. In the most comprehensive edition of the WTR 1000 to date, we reveal the firms and individuals that comprise the upper echelons of global trademark practice.”