Toronto (January 30, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) maintains its gold ranking in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 — The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. According to those surveyed, BLG’s trademark offering runs the gamut from transactions to enforcement, and provides practical advice that is closely aligned with the clients’ business needs.

The firm’s Trademark Group has seen a steady rise in stature, not only maintaining the gold ranking but also garnering recognition of 11 BLG trademark professionals. Respondents singled out BLG’s trademark practitioners in all areas of expertise including anti-counterfeiting, enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy and transactions.

“We are proud of the entire IP team, including our colleagues who have been recognized individually. It is the excellent work of the entire group that led to our firm’s gold ranking. These results speak to the calibre of work clients receive and the quality of our relationships with clients,” stated Marc Jolicoeur, national group head, specialized business law and partner, BLG. “It also demonstrates that as a national, full-service firm, BLG offers the advantages of a boutique experience for specialty areas like trademarks.”

The WTR 1000 is the only publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademarks field. Research is conducted over a four-month period with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients, in 70 key jurisdictions globally. Individuals qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 by receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate. The following lists the individual BLG professionals who have been recognized in the 2015 WTR 1000:  

BLG’s IP and trademark group has also been recognized by numerous national and international legal publications, including Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey, Intellectual Asset Management, The Best Lawyers in Canada®, and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. These accolades are due to proactive advocacy and client-centred services, including in-house publications, articles and bulletins, as well as a continuing legal education series, BLG U.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is the country’s largest law firm with more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
EDouganMcKenzie@blg.com
416.350.2676

Lisa Bodnar
Environics Communications Inc.
LBodnar@environicspr.com
416.969.2831

Carolyne Lord
Capital Image
CLord@capital-image.com
514.739.1188 ext.249