Leaders Directory

WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world. The handbook lists over 1,700 lawyers across two volumes: over 900 individuals in the both the patent and the trademarks section (some individuals are in both). Stemming from a four month nomination period in which we sought views from 12,000 IP professionals, our research team vetted every nominated lawyer for suitability by exploring their work. This meant looking at practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as any additional activities, such as writing and teaching responsibilities, which have allowed the lawyers to shape and influence other and future IP practitioners.

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Ai-Leen Lim

Ai-Leen Lim

Ai-Leen Lim is a leading international intellectual property lawyer in Greater China, specialising in strategic IP portfolio management.…

  • CEO and principal
  • AWA Asia
  • China

Axel Nordemann

Axel Nordemann

Axel Nordemann is a partner at Boehmert & Boehmert in Berlin and studied law at the Universities of Göttingen and Munich. Before…

Bruce Horowitz

Bruce Horowitz

Notable cases that Bruce Horowitz and his team have handled include the world’s first tactile (texture) trademark registration…

  • Partner
  • Paz Horowitz Robalino Garcés
  • Ecuador

Byron Robayo

Byron Robayo

Byron Robayo has been a partner with Paz Horowitz since 2011 and is a member of a number of professional affiliations including…

  • Partner
  • Paz Horowitz Robalino Garcés
  • Ecuador

Charmayne Ong

Charmayne Ong

Charmayne Ong is a partner and head of intellectual property at Skrine. She is registered as a patent agent, design agent and…

  • Partner, head of IP
  • Skrine
  • Malaysia

Christian Bolduc

Christian Bolduc

Christian Bolduc has more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property covering all aspects of the trademark lifecycle,…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Cristiane Ruiz Vianna

Cristiane Ruiz Vianna

Cristiane Ruiz Vianna has more than 17 years of practice at Kasznar Leonardos, where she works as an attorney and heads the brand…

  • Attorney
  • Kasznar Leonardos
  • Brazil

David Aylen

David Aylen

David Aylen is managing partner at Gowling WLG where he focuses on intellectual property litigation, patent and trademark prosecution…

  • Managing partner
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia

Dilek Zeybel

Dilek Zeybel

Dilek Zeybel is one of the managing partners at Orbis Vista responsible for all areas of obtaining and enforcing intellectual…

  • Partner
  • Orbis Vista
  • Turkey

Djura Mijatovic

Djura Mijatovic

Djura Mijatovic is a managing partner at Živko Mijatovic & Partners and his practice focuses on all areas of intellectual property…

  • Managing partner
  • Živko Mijatovic & Partners
  • Serbia

Ekaterina Tsimberis

Ekaterina Tsimberis

Ekaterina Tsimberis is a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, practising in all areas of intellectual property including…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Fernando Becerril

Fernando Becerril

Fernando Becerril joined the firm in 1990, became director of intellectual property management in 2000, and went on to become…

François Guay

François Guay

François Guay has practised intellectual property for close to 35 years and in that time has advised on litigation strategies.…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis has more than 25 years’ experience in life sciences intellectual property litigation. He has particularly focused…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Jeremy Want

Jeremy Want has over 15 years of experience in intellectual property litigation and is a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh.…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Julianna Tabastajewa

Julianna Tabastajewa

Julianna Tabastajewa has represented major Russian and international companies in copyright, trademark, patent and domain disputes,…

  • Partner
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia

Laura Collada

Laura Collada

Laura Collada has more than 25 years’ experience in intellectual property and is a managing partner at Dumont Bergman Bider…

  • Managing partner
  • Dumont
  • Mexico

Lech Bury

Lech Bury is a partner at Bury & Bury. He founded the firm with his son and has been listed as a European patent attorney since…

  • Partner
  • Bury & Bury
  • Poland

Maksym Bocharov

Maksym Bocharov

Maksym Bocharov is head of the patent department at Gorodissky & Partners (Ukraine) and has been with the firm since 2005. His…

  • Deputy Director
  • Gorodissky & Partners (Ukraine)
  • Ukraine

Marek Bury

Marek Bury is chairman of Bury & Bury, having founded the firm with his father in 2015. His specialises in patents, especially…

  • Chairman
  • Bury & Bury
  • Poland

Mariacristina Rapisardi

Mariacristina Rapisardi is the founder of Rapisardi Intellectual Property and has been managing the intellectual property group…

  • Founder
  • Rapisardi Intellectual Property
  • Italy

Mark Evans

Mark Evans

Mark Evans has more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property law with a focus on providing sophisticated trademark…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Oliver Scherenberg

Oliver Scherenberg

Oliver Scherenberg was admitted to the Bar in 2005. Before founding Scherenberg Legal & Licensing in 2017, he was a partner at…

  • Partner
  • Scherenberg Legal & Licensing
  • Germany

Pascal Lefort

Pascal Lefort

Pascal Lefort is a partner at Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associés and has worked there for 26 years. He has experience…

  • Partner
  • Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associés
  • France

Philip Lapin

Philip Lapin

Philip Lapin is a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh with more than 20 years of experience in all areas of intellectual…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Rahul Chaudhry

Rahul Chaudhry

Rahul Chaudhry has worked at Lall Lahiri & Salhotra since 2004, became a partner in 2008, and in 2014 became the firm’s managing…

  • Managing partner
  • Lall Lahiri & Salhotra
  • India

Simon Miles

Simon Miles

Simon Miles is a solicitor and chartered trademark attorney at Edwin Coe. He works with clients on contentious and transactional…

Steven Garland

Steven Garland

With more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property litigation, Steven Garland has represented a range of clients in…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Tingxi Huo

Tingxi Huo

Tingxi Huo studied law at China University of Political Science and Law from 2004 to 2006 and passed the Trademark Attorney Bar…

Verena Von Bomhard

Verena Von Bomhard

Verena von Bomhard established Bomhard IP in 2015, following 16 years as a partner at the international law firm Hogan Lovells…

  • Founder
  • Bomhard IP
  • Spain

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan is a senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co, and has more than 30 years of experience in M&A, information technology,…

  • Senior partner
  • Vivien Chan & Co
  • Hong Kong

Vladimir Marenovic

Vladimir Marenovic

Vladimir Marenovic is a patent and trademark attorney in Zivko Mijatovic & Partners’ Serbia office. He obtained his LLM from…

  • Patent and trademark attorney
  • Živko Mijatovic & Partners
  • Serbia

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann has worked at Boehmert & Boehmert since 1998 and has experience in all areas of intellectual property…

Adolfo Athié

Adolfo Athié

A partner at Basham, Ringe y Correa since 2008, Adolfo Athié concentrates his practice on the registration and protection of…

  • Lawyer
  • Basham, Ringe y Correa
  • Mexico

Adonna Alkema

Adonna Alkema

Adonna Alkema focuses her practice on copyright, database rights, trademarks, domain names, unfair competition, advertising, product…

  • Partner
  • Hofhuis Alkema Groen Advocaten
  • Netherlands

Adriano Vanzetti

Adriano Vanzetti

Adriano Vanzetti established Studio Legale Vanzetti e Associati in 1965 and has experience in all areas of intellectual property…

  • Owner
  • Studio Legale Vanzetti e Associati
  • Italy

Afamefuna Nwokedi

Afamefuna Nwokedi has worked in intellectual property for over 27 years. He is the founder and principal partner of Stillwaters…

  • Founding partner
  • Stillwaters Law firm
  • Nigeria

Agustín Velázquez

Agustín Velázquez

Agustín Velázquez is an experienced litigator and IP and strategy attorney. He has often represented clients in the telecommunications,…

  • Partner
  • Ava
  • Mexico

Alan Potter

Alan Potter

Alan Potter is the co-founder of Potter IP and has experience in all areas of intellectual property law. He previously worked…

  • Co-founder
  • Potter IP
  • New Zealand

Alan Ringwood

Alan Ringwood is a partner at Bell Gully and has experience in areas of intellectual property law such as trademarks, patents,…

  • Partner
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand

Alberto Huerta Bleck

Alberto Huerta Bleck focuses his practice on intellectual property law and litigation. His practice also covers constitutional…

  • Partner
  • Calderón & De La Sierra
  • Mexico

Alejandra Aoun

Alejandra Aoun

Alejandra Aoun is director of Estudio Aoun and focuses her practice on trademark registration, patents, utility models and design…

  • Director
  • Estudio Aoun
  • Argentina

Alejandro Angulo

Alejandro Angulo

Alejandro Angulo is a founding partner of boutique law firm Grau & Angulo, established in 2003. Angulo calls on his knowledge…

  • Partner
  • Grau & Angulo Abogados
  • Spain

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