World’s leading trade mark professionals announced: Baldwins included in WTR1000 2016 rankings

Article written by: Emma Senior    |   Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Baldwins Intellectual Property has been named as a recommended firm in the World Trademark Review 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. In addition, partners Sue Ironside and Penny Catley have received individual recognition in this year's edition.

Published in January each year, the WTR 1000 guide serves as the definitive tool for locating the best trade mark practitioners around the world.

Baldwins is delighted to have received a silver ranking in the New Zealand ‘firms’ category. Baldwins received particular commendation for its ‘stellar representation’ of clients such as Harley Davidson, with the firm’s partners acknowledged for continuing ‘to serve up a heady blend of enforcement and strategic counsel’.

Partner Sue Ironside was highly rated in this year’s edition receiving an individual gold ranking in the prosecution and strategy category and praise for her ‘perspicacity and diligence’ and ‘personal approach to every brief’.   

Sue has been a trade mark partner in Baldwins’ Auckland office since 2000.  Her expertise includes managing IP portfolios and preparing related agreements, as well as providing commercial and strategic advice on trade mark oppositions in New Zealand and internationally.

View our client case study with Comvita to find out more about how Sue and her team help to manage the brand portfolio of one of New Zealand’s leading healthcare brands and the world’s largest producer of Manuka honey.

The ‘business-oriented’ Penny Catley, a partner in Baldwins’ Wellington office received an individual silver ranking in the 2016 edition, commended for her tendency to ‘take the lead on complex licencing and franchising matters’.

Penny’s expertise includes trade mark and brand protection issues, as well as commercial agreements in areas such as franchising, licencing and sale & purchase.

View our client case study with Harley Davidson to find out more about how Penny and her team assist one of the most successful and famous motorcycle brands in the world to manage their intellectual property in New Zealand and Australia.

Baldwins is delighted to once again receive independent commendations from World Trademark Review’s annual WTR 1000 publication and to have the firm’s trademark representatives ranked among the world’s best for 2016. 

Visit the WTR website to view the full WTR 1000 rankings in each jurisdiction

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