Fieldfisher's Brussels office and five lawyers from various European offices have been listed in the most recent edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).
The World Trademark Review is the world's only independent daily news and information service which reports solely on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. The WTR 1000, now in its fifth edition, is the only standalone research directory which focusses exclusively on identifying the leading trademark practices and practitioners in 70 jurisdictions around the world. Over a four month period, the publication conducted face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys, and their clients involved with trademarks. The publication also gathered written submissions from firms detailing their recent activity in the field.
The WTR 1000 cites Fieldfisher as a leading trademark practice in Belgium, as well as individually listing partners Nick Rose, Hakim Haouideg, Nathalie Hadjadj-Cazier and Stijn Debaene. Counsel Matthias Berger, from the Hamburg office, achieved the first ever ranking in this publication for one of Fieldfisher's German offices.
London-based Nick Rose, who leads the firm's intellectual property and technology litigation group, is described as "thoughtful, practical and efficient". Fieldfisher's trademark practice in Belgium is "a heavy hitter in the Belgian IP space and a trusted ally of several marquee brands" whose "leading light" is Stijn Debaene. The WTR 1000 also lists Hakim Haouideg, a recently promoted partner "developing an illustrious practice of his own". Matthias Berger of the Hamburg office "has an intuitive understanding of companies' products and business models". From the Paris office, Nathalie Hadjadj-Cazier is said to be "versatile" and "a lawyer of choice for many foreign counsel".
Nick Rose commented: "Fieldfisher's expertise in trademark law is deep and spans our European offices. It is very pleasing to see this expertise acknowledged in the most recent edition of the World Trademark Review 1000."
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