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 patent, trademark, and copyright practices. 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 leads AWA Asia’s offices as chief executive officer and principal counsel, managing its headquarters in Hong Kong…

  • Chief Executive Officer & Principal Counsel
  • AWA
  • China

Alicja Zalewska

Alicja Zalewska

Alicja Zalewska is a senior associate and heads the Warsaw trademarks and design team integrated into the CMS London office. She…

  • Senior Associate
  • CMS
  • Poland

Anette Rasmussen

Anette Rasmussen

Anette Rasmussen is a partner and attorney at law. She began her career in IP law in 1998 as an examiner at the Norwegian Patent…

  • Partner Attorney & Team Manager
  • AWA
  • Denmark

Anna Stopinska Slefarska

Anna Stopinska Slefarska

Anna Stopińska-Ślefarska is a Polish patent and trademark attorney, European patent attorney and professional representative…

  • President of the Board / Patent & Trademark Attorney
  • Polservice
  • Poland

Bartosz Krakowiak

Bartosz Krakowiak

Bartosz Krakowiak joined Polservice in 2002 and from 2018, he has been on the firm’s Management Board. He is a Polish patent…

  • Member of the Board / Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Polservice
  • Poland

Ben Natter

Ben Natter

Ben’s practice focuses on all aspects of global trademark strategy, procurement, management and enforcement. Ben tailors client-specific…

  • Partner
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • United States

Bill Lister

Bill Lister

Bill Lister has a wide range of experience advising UK, US, European and global clients, with a substantial reputation spanning…

Charmayne Ong

Charmayne Ong

Charmayne Ong heads the IP practice and the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Skrine. She has extensive…

  • Partner
  • SKRINE
  • Malaysia

Chinasa Uwanna

Chinasa Uwanna is a senior associate in the intellectual property & technology practice group of the firm with excellent experience…

  • Legal Practitioner
  • Banwo & Ighodalo
  • Nigeria

Christian W. Appelt

Christian W. Appelt

Christian W. Appelt focuses on the counselling of SMEs in Germany and Europe in all aspects of intellectual property, especially…

Crystal Chen

Crystal Chen

Crystal Chen is a partner at Tsai, Lee & Chen and her practice focuses on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade dress, IP enforcement,…

Dilek Zeybel

Dilek Zeybel

Dilek Zeybel is managing partner and a Chartered patent & trademark attorney at Orbis Vista. His practice areas include head of…

  • Partner Trademark & Patent Attorney
  • Orbis Vista
  • Turkey

Djura Mijatovic

Djura Mijatovic

Djura Mijatović is a managing partner at Živko Mijatović & Partners (ZMP) and his practice focuses on all areas of IP rights.…

Edward Carstairs

Edward Carstairs

Edward Cartsairs is particularly known for his work with the food & drink industry, as well as sportswear brands and consumer…

  • Partner
  • Gill Jennings & Every
  • UK

Egon Engin-Deniz

Egon Engin-Deniz

Egon Engin-Deniz is an attorney-at-law for IP law and a leading expert in the fields of life sciences & healthcare and technology,…

  • Partner & Intellectual Property Attorney
  • CMS
  • Austria

Essenese Obhan

Essenese Obhan

Essenese Obhan is an IP lawyer, patent agent, and a mechanical engineer. He has drafted, prosecuted and litigated cases in various…

  • Managing Partner Patent Attorney
  • Obhan & Associates
  • India

Fabio Giacopello

Fabio Giacopello

Fabio Giacopello is senior partner at HFG Law & Intellectual Property. He’s been widely recognized as one of the most valuable…

Femi Olubanwo

Femi Olubanwo

Femi Olubanwo is a partner in the intellectual property & technology practice group and his practice covers all aspects of IP…

Fernando Becerril

Fernando Becerril

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer specialized in Electronics. Graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – School…

Helen Newman

Helen Newman

Helen Newman has experience of acting for high profile brands in the fashion and luxury goods market. Her strategic approach to…

Hibbatun-Nasser Shobambi

Hibbatun-Nasser is a dynamic lawyer with diverse interests and experience in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Civil and…

  • Associate
  • SimmonsCooper Partners
  • Nigeria

Joanna Conway

Joanna Conway

Joanna (Joey) co-leads the Women in IP committee for IP Inclusive, the pan-professional body charged with improving D&I across…

  • Partner
  • Deloitte Legal (UK)
  • UK

Jose Luis Arnaut

Jose Luis Arnaut

José Luís Arnaut has vast experience on legal strategic advice to public and private companies. His main areas of practice include…

  • Managing Partner & Lawyer
  • CMS
  • Portugal

Juan Carlos Amaro

Juan Carlos Amaro

Juan Carlos Amaro is an attorney-at-law with a postgraduate degree in Constitutional Law and IP law at the Universidad Panamericana.

Khoo Guan Huat

Khoo Guan Huat

Khoo Guan Huat heads the IP and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) disputes practice at Skrine. He is frequently called…

  • Partner
  • SKRINE
  • Malaysia

Laura Collada

Laura Collada

Laura Collada has more than 30 years’ experience in IP and is a managing partner at Dumont, where she has worked since 2000.…

Louise Gellman

Louise Gellman

Louise Gellman specialises in trademark law, advising in relation to the protection, exploitation and enforcement of trademark…

Manish Saurastri

Manish Saurastri

Manish Saurastri has demonstrated credentials in all aspects of IP law and enforcement, patents, trademarks and copyrights litigations.…

Manisha Singh

Manisha Singh

Manisha Singh is a leading lawyer in the IP arena in India. During her career, she has played an important and crucial role in…

  • Partner
  • Lex Orbis
  • India

Maria Zamkova

Maria Zamkova

Maria Zamkova is chief executive officer at Fenix Legal. She has a Master’s in industrial design and is a patent and registered…

Naomi Pearce

Naomi Pearce

Naomi Pearce is one of Australia’s leading patent litigators and was recognised as a WIPR Leader 2020. Pearce is a patent lawyer,…

  • Principal
  • Pearce IP
  • Australia

Natalia Nikolaeva

Natalia Nikolaeva

Natalia Nikolaeva joined Gorodissky & Partners in 1999 and in 2010 was promoted to partner. She advises clients on all legal aspects…

  • Partner
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia

Natalie Kirchhofer

Natalie Kirchhofer

Natalie Kirchhofer is a European and German patent attorney and an expert in the fields of (bio)chemistry, pharmaceuticals and…

  • Partner & European Patent Attorney
  • Cohausz & Florack
  • Germany

Octavio Espejo Hinojosa

Octavio Espejo Hinojosa

Octavio is an Electro-Mechanical Engineer and an Attorney at Law.

Peter McAndrews

Peter McAndrews

Peter McAndrews is a patent and trademark attorney, specialising in litigation and US Patent and Trademark Office proceedings.…

  • Shareholder
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd
  • United States

Petter Rindforth

Petter Rindforth

Petter Rindforth is managing partner at Fenix Legal. He achieved his master of law degree from Stockholm University. His…

Pierre Balesta

Pierre Balesta
  • French & European Patent Attorney
  • Cabinet Beau de Lomenie
  • France

Rahul Chaudhry

Rahul Chaudhry

Rahul Chaudhry is managing partner of Rahul Chaudhry & Partner. He is one of the most pre-eminent names in IP law in India. Chaudhry’s…

  • Managing Partner
  • Rahul Chaudhry & Partners
  • India

Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright

Sarah leads a team of over 130 multi-disciplinary professionals ready to tackle any kind of IP matter across our offices in London,…

  • Partner, Head of Intellectual Property
  • CMS
  • UK

Sidsel Hauge

Sidsel Hauge

Sidsel Hauge is a European patent attorney, chief executive officer of AWA Denmark and vice president of the AWA Group. She manages…

  • European Patent Attorney
  • AWA
  • Denmark

Simon Miles

Simon Miles

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

  • Head of Intellectual Property
  • Edwin Coe
  • UK

Sunil Krishna

Sunil Krishna

Mr. Krishna’s area of practice encompasses the entire spectrum of intellectual property management. He has to his credit vast…

Tingxi Huo

Tingxi Huo

Tingxi Huo is a trademark attorney and the managing partner of Chofn IP. He passed the Trademark Attorney Bar in 1998 and joined…

  • Managing Partner & Trademark Attorney
  • Chofn Intellectual Property
  • China

Tom Scourfield

Tom Scourfield

Global co-head of the CMS IP group, Tom Scourfield manages all aspects of brand protection, from registration, counselling and…

Tshepo Shabangu

Tshepo Shabangu
  • Partner
  • Spoor & Fisher
  • South Africa

Valery Medvedev

Valery Medvedev

Since 1999 Valery Medvedev has been leading the largest IP practice in Russia as managing partner of Gorodissky & Partners. Medvedev…

  • Managing Partner
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia

Vitor Palmela Fidalgo

Vitor Palmela Fidalgo

Legal Director and a Trademark and Patent Attorney at Inventa, responsible for the Patent and Trademark Attorneys team. Combining…

Vivek Singh

Vivek Singh

Vivek is a registered Patent Agent and Attorney at law with Technical, Legal and Business background. He is a Govt. of India recognized…

  • IP Attorney & Head IP Prosecution Practice, Sagacious IP
  • Sagacious IP
  • India

Vladimir Marenovic

Vladimir Marenovic

Vladimir Marenovic is a senior associate at Živko Mijatović & Partners advising clients on all matters relating to copyright,…

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann has worked at Boehmert & Boehmert since 1998. He has represented clients in the entertainment, computing,…

Ana Barquero

  • Head of Intellectual Property Department
  • LatinAlliance
  • Nicaragua

Ana Castaneda

Ana Castaneda
  • Partner
  • C&L Attorneys
  • Mexico

Ana Castedo

Ana Castedo
  • Partner
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Spain

Ana Esther Urquizo

  • Senior Attorney
  • Muggenburg Gorches y Penalosa SC
  • Mexico

Ana Isabel Messina

Ana Isabel Messina
  • Senior Partner
  • Pellerano & Messina
  • Dominican Republic

Ana Teresa Puildo

  • Intellectual Property Counsel / Partner
  • PLMJ Advogados
  • Portugal

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria Baciu
  • Managing Partner
  • Simion & Baciu SCA
  • Romania

Anastasios Kilimiris

  • Lawyer
  • Patrinos & Kilimiris
  • Greece

Anders Kylhammar

  • Lawyer / Partner
  • Sandart & Partners
  • Sweden

Andra Musatescu

  • Owner
  • Andra Musatescu Law & IndustrialProperty Offices
  • Romania

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