Toronto (January 25, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce it has been ranked gold, for the third year in a row, in the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 — The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. BLG also had a total of 11 trademark professionals recognized in the guide as leaders in various areas of trademark law.

"This recognition highlights the fact that our trademark group offers our clients best in class service and expertise," said Marc Jolicoeur, national group head of Specialized Business at BLG. "Our entire team, from lawyers and trademark professionals to clerks and assistants, work hard to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcomes in achieving their goals and managing their trademark portfolios."

The BLG professionals recognized in the 2016 WTR 1000 are:

  • Geneviève Bergeron — Prosecution and Strategy
  • Theresa M. Corneau — Prosecution and Strategy
  • Bradley J. Freedman — Enforcement and Litigation; Prosecution and Strategy
  • Mary Jane Lemenchick — Prosecution and Strategy
  • Kathleen Lemieux — Enforcement and Litigation; Transactions
  • LuAnne Morrow — Prosecution and Strategy
  • Tracey Mosley — Prosecution and Strategy
  • Ira Nishisato — Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Christine Pallotta — Enforcement and Litigation
  • Justine Wiebe — Prosecution and Strategy
  • Gordon J. Zimmerman — Enforcement and Litigation; Prosecution and Strategy

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.

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 one of the country's largest law firms with more than 725 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:

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