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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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

Fernando Becerril

Fernando Becerril

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

  • Chief executive officer
  • Becerril, Coca & Becerril
  • Mexico

Işık Özdoğan

Işık Özdoğan

Işık Özdoğan is a partner at Moroğlu Arseven and leads the firm’s IP team, serving a portfolio of long-standing, high-profile…

  • Partner
  • Moroglu Arseven
  • Turkey

Jorge Leon

Jorge Leon

Jorge Leon is the head of the copyright and IP litigation and enforcement department at C&L Attorneys. His practice focuses on…

  • Attorney at law
  • C&L Attorneys
  • Mexico

Linda Chang

Linda Chang

In 1995 Linda Chang was one of the first trademark agents to qualify under China’s emerging intellectual property regulatory…

  • Partner
  • Rouse & Co International
  • China

Maria Fernanda Castellanos

Maria Fernanda Castellanos

Maria Fernanda Castellanos is a partner at Brigard Castro and has experience in copyright, domain names and strategic consulting.…

  • Partner
  • Brigard Castro
  • Colombia

Mariacristina Rapisardi

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

  • Founder
  • Rapisardi Intellectual Property
  • Italy

Spring Chang

Spring Chang

Spring Chang is a founding partner at Chang Tsi & Partners, and is based in the firm’s Beijing office. She has more than two…

  • Founding partner
  • Chang Tsi & Partners
  • China

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

Alejandro Breuer-Moreno

Alejandro Breuer-Moreno focuses on trademark law and domain names in Argentina. He is an active member of the Argentinian Association…

  • Partner
  • G Breuer
  • Argentina

Alison Simpson

Alison Simpson is a managing partner at UDL and advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with particular emphasis…

  • Managing partner
  • UDL
  • United Kingdom

Almar Sehver

Almar Sehver

Almar Sehver joined AAA Legal Services in 1997 and became a partner in 2008. He has experience in all areas of IP and primarily…

  • Partner
  • AAA Legal Services
  • Estonia

Amund Grimstad

Amund Grimstad graduated with his law degree from the University of Oslo in 1975 and is a partner at Bull & Co. He was an associate…

  • Associate partner
  • Bull & Co Advokatfirma
  • Norway

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria assists clients in various industries for more than 20 years. Before setting up Simion & Baciu, she has been heading…

  • Managing partner
  • Simion & Baciu
  • Romania

Anastasios Kilimiris

Juan Pablo Cadena is a partner at Brigard & Castro. He has considerable experience in patent, trademark copyright law and litigation…

  • Partner
  • Patrinos & Kilimiris
  • Greece

Angela Fox

Angela Fox

Angela Fox is a partner in Maucher Jenkins’ trademark and litigation groups. She focuses her practice on all areas of intellectual…

  • Partner
  • Maucher Jenkins
  • United Kingdom

Antonella Carminatti

Antonella Carminatti

Antonella Carminatti’s experience includes developing intellectual property strategies, management and transactions, including…

  • Partner
  • BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
  • Brazil

Antonio Turco

Antonio Turco

Antonio Turco is a partner at CPST Intellectual Property, where he focuses his practice on litigation and counselling related…

  • Partner
  • CPST Intellectual Property
  • Canada

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