Waterfront’s trade mark lawyers have been recognised in the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) for the fifth successive year in a row. The WTR 1000 research directory focuses exclusively on trade mark practices and practitioners and is the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trade mark expertise.
Ranked highly in the trade mark enforcement and litigation section of the guide, Waterfront is described as punching above its weight, being commercially focused and being able to “effortlessly dispatch any contentious matter going”.
Partners Matthew Harris and Piers Strickland are also independently recognised as among the top trade mark lawyers in England. Combined Litigator and tactician Matthew Harris is said to have developed an encyclopaedic understanding of both trademarks and domain names across his 20-year career. Piers is said to really know his stuff when it comes to related issues such as design, copyright and software matters.
If you want to read more about Waterfront in the WTR 1000 visit the website.
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