Toronto (January 28, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a gold tier firm in the 2014 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 -The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

The publication’s gold tier is the highest ranking awarded to firms that are deemed the most outstanding by market sources and clients alike in the areas of trademark expertise, market presence and complexity of work.

“Achieving a gold ranking in the 2014 WTR 1000’s global rankings is a significant achievement for BLG,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO. “A company’s brand and trademark is often its most valued asset. Our clients can be assured that we have the expertise to advise them in all aspects of trademark protection and enforcement. BLG is proud to be recognized as a ‘global powerhouse’ in this increasingly critical area.”

In addition, eleven of BLG’s practitioners were named to WTR 1000’s list of globally recommended trademark professionals – one of two firms with the highest number of individuals recommended, for firms ranked in the publication’s Canadian section. Two of those ranked, Theresa M. (Tracy) Corneau and Justine Wiebe, also achieved individual gold rankings in the publication.

“The BLG trademark team has a well-deserved reputation of distinction,” said Jason Howg, national leader of BLG’s Intellectual Property Group. “The group provides incredible value through its knowledge and know-how of all trademark practice areas both domestically and globally. Congratulations to the team on being recognized for its excellence.”

WTR 1000 identifies leading firms and practitioners in over 60 jurisdictions globally and is produced annually.

BLG practitioners recognized in the guide include: 


Prosecution and Strategy

Enforcement and Litigation

Geneviève Bergeron
Theresa M. (Tracy) Corneau
Bradley Freedman
Mary Jane Lemenchick
LuAnne Morrow
Tracey L. Mosley
Neil He​nderson
Justine Wiebe
Gordon J. Zimmerman

Bradley Freedman
Christine Pallotta
Gordon J. Zimmerman


About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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

Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP