We are thrilled to announce that Partners and Chartered Trademark Attorneys Ian Gill and Vanessa Lawrence, have been recommended in the 2017 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, in the “prosecution and strategy” category.
To suitably reinforce the recommendation, they also received the following client comments:
The “practical, commercially oriented advice” dispensed by Vanessa Lawrence is a compelling reason to come here. Combining international savvy and incisive sectoral knowledge – concerning fashion, food and telecommunications in particular – with across-the-board contentious and non-contentious proficiency, Lawrence is ready for any brief that crosses her desk. Ian Gill is as technically accomplished as they come and, as partnership chair, has done a fantastic job keeping the firm at the cutting edge in terms of its IT infrastructure and processes. Able to hit on the right approach in no time at all, he performs all tasks with rare efficiency.
The WTR 1000 2017 reveals the leading national and international trademark practitioners from around the globe. As well as illustrating the depth of expertise available to brand owners as they seek to protect their brands, the guide serves as the definitive tool to locating the best trademark partners worldwide. Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process was conducted over a four-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.
Our trademark practice also continues to be highly praised in the 2017 publication, with WTR 1000 commenting:
“AA Thornton & Co’s seasoned trademark attorneys execute with precision on the registration of UK, EU and international trademarks through the Madrid system. Avoiding tunnel vision on the filing side, it also provides strategically astute guidance across the gamut of prosecution and ongoing portfolio management.“