We are delighted to announce that two of Waterfront’s partners have been recognised as 2021 IP Stars by Managing IP (MIP).
MIP’s IP Stars identifies the leading IP firms and private practice practitioners on an annual basis. The results are based on extensive research which evaluates experience, workload, market reputation, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a variety of IP practice areas.
The Waterfront lawyers who have been ranked are:
Joint Head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution – Piers Strickland – Trademark Star 2021
Joint Head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution – Matthew Harris – Trademark Star 2021
Commenting on the announcement Piers Strickland said; “we are delighted that the firm has been recognised by MIP’s IP Stars, which represents is a fantastic achievement and a further testament to the work put in by the team for our clients.”
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