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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Djura Mijatovic

Djura Mijatovic

Djura Mijatović is the managing partner at Živko Mijatović & Partners (ZMP). For the past 20 years, he been specializing i…

Vladimir Marenovic

Vladimir Marenovic

Vladimir Marenovic is an of counsel at Živko Mijatović & Partners (ZMP). He is renowned for his extensive experience in advising…

Alexey Kratiuk

Alexey Kratiuk

Alexey Kratiuk is head of the trademark department and a well-known trademark specialist in Russia and worldwide. He has more…

  • Partner
  • Gorodissky & Partners

CF Tsai

CF Tsai
  • Managing Partner
  • Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law
  • Taiwan

Eleonora Carrillo

Eleonora Carrillo

Eleonora joined Jacobacci & Partners in 2006 in Italy and transferred to the Madrid offices in 2011, where she manages the Spanish…

  • Managing Partner
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Spain

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 / Regional Director
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia

Rahul Chaudhry

Rahul Chaudhry

Mr. Chaudry is among one of the most "pre-eminent names" in Intellectual Property Laws in India and Managing partner of the leading…

Spring Chang

Spring Chang

Named the World's Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer by Chambers & Partners, founding partner Spring Chang is a razor-sharp…

  • Founding Partner, Attorney at Law, Trademark Agent
  • Chang Tsi & Partners
  • China

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

Vladimir Biriulin

Vladimir Biriulin

Vladimir Biriulin counsels clients on Russian and foreign IP legislations, including international IP treaties, conventions, agreements…

  • Partner / Russian Patent Attorney / Head of Special Projects
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia

Yury Kuznetsov

Yury Kuznetsov

Yury Kuznetsov joined Gorodissky & Partners in 1999 and in 2002 was promoted to partner. Since 2014 he has been leading the whole…

  • Partner, Head of Patent Practice
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia

Abhilasha Niroola

Abhilasha Niroola

Abhilasha Niroola is an attorney-at-law in India registered with the All India Bar Association and brings an experience of nearly…

  • Attorney
  • Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP)
  • India

Abimbola Akeredolu

Abimbola Akeredolu

Abimbola is a partner in the dispute resolution practice group with over 29 years of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration,…

Alicia Kabini

Alicia Kabini

Alicia Kabini is a Partner and trademark attorney in the trademark enforcement department. She specialises in trademark litigation,…

Archana Shanker

Archana Shanker

At the top of her game, Archana is a zealous patent practitioner setting new patent narratives in Indian IP jurisprudence while…

Ben Natter

Ben Natter

Ben Natter heads Haug Partners’ global trademark practice. Ben’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark strategy,…

  • Partner
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • United States

Bilkis Daby

Bilkis Daby

Bilkis Daby is a partner in the trademarks department, holding an LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A qualified…

Candy K Y Chen

Candy K Y Chen

Candy KY Chen is a partner of the international patent department at Tsai Lee & Chen Patent Attorneys & Attorneys at Law. She…

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,…

Dale Healy

Dale Healy

Dale Healy is a partner and trademark attorney at Adams & Adams.

He advises clients on all aspects of trade mark and copyright…

Danie Dohmen

Danie Dohmen

Danie Dohmen is a partner at Adams & Adams in the patent litigation section. He specialises in patent, design, plant breeder’s…

Darren Olivier

Darren Olivier

Darren Olivier is an experienced IP advisor with over 20 years’ experience gained in local and international law firms as well…

Essenese Obhan

Essenese Obhan

Essenese Obhan is a managing partner at Obhan & Associates. Mr Obhan is an IP lawyer, patent agent, and has a degree in mechanical…

  • 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 is a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology practice group and his practice covers all aspects of IP law (trademarks,…

Fernando Becerril

Fernando Becerril

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

Fiona McBride

Fiona McBride

Fiona McBride has more than 20 years’ experience in the trademarks field, with particular emphasis and success in contentious…

  • Partner
  • Withers & Rogers
  • UK

Gérard du Plessis

Gérard du Plessis

Gérard is a senior partner in the trade mark litigation department of Adams & Adams, he has served as Chairman of the firm from…

Godfrey Budeli

Godfrey Budeli

Godfrey Budeli is a partner in the Trademark and Copyright Litigation Section, and head of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy…

Janice Galvad

Janice Galvad

Janice is the chairperson of the patent department at Adams & Adams, a partner and patent attorney, and holds a master’s…

Jenny Pienaar

Jenny Pienaar

Jenny Pienaar is a partner in the Adams & Adams trademark department. Her areas of practice include trademark litigation, domain…

Johansson Folke

Johansson Folke
  • Patent Department Director / European Patent Attorney
  • Papula-Nevinpat
  • Finland

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.

Kareema Shaik

Kareema Shaik

Kareema is a Partner and trademark attorney in the Trademark Litigation department of Adams & Adams. 

Her practice areas…

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson has just recently been appointed the Chairperson of Adams & Adams. Prior to this she also served as Chairperson…

Lanny Lee

Lanny Lee

Lanny LEE is one of the founding Partners of HFG and been practicing law for more than 20 years in China. She has extensive experience…

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.…

Lita Miti-Qamata

Lita Miti-Qamata

Lita is a partner and trademark attorney; she was admitted as an attorney in 2010. She holds an LLB degree from the University…

Madhu Rewari

Madhu Rewari

Practice area/industry focus:

Madhu has carved a niche in the field of trademark prosecution having represented numerous leading…

Manish Saurastri

Manish Saurastri

Manish Saurastri is a Partner with Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP. He has demonstrated credentials in all aspects of Intellectual…

Marina Smirnova

Marina Smirnova

Markku Simmelvuo

Markku Simmelvuo

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

Nikhil Krishnamurthy

Nikhil Krishnamurthy

A Senior Partner in K Law, Nikhil is an IP attorney with 25 years of experience in IP Litigation,

Prosecution, Licensing, Enforcement…

  • Senior Partner
  • Krishnamurthy & Co. (K Law)

Nishan Singh

Nishan Singh

Nishan Singh is a qualified attorney and trademark practitioner, who has been a partner of the firm since March 2012. He advises…

Nishi Chetty

Nishi Chetty

Nishi Chetty is a partner at Adams & Adams since the year 2005. She qualified as a trademark practitioner in 2002 and was the…

Nolo Khechane

Nolo Khechane

Nolo Khechane is a partner in the prosecution section of the trademarks department. He was admitted as an attorney in 2003. He…

Nolwazi Gcaba

Nolwazi Gcaba

Nolwazi Gcaba has over 20 years’ post qualification experience in the field of trademark law. She has in the past focused in…

Nthabisheng Phaswana

Nthabisheng Phaswana

Nthabisheng Phaswana is a partner in the Africa Patent Department. She holds LLB and LLM (Mercantile Law) from the University…

Octavio Espejo Hinojosa

Octavio Espejo Hinojosa

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

Olumide Osundolire

Olumide Osundolire

Olumide is a partner in the intellectual property & technology practice group and has built considerable expertise in IP law and…

Oscar Mago

Oscar Mago

Mr. Mago is the founding partner and CEO of the Law Firm OMC Abogados & Consultores He has more than 30 years of experience in…

  • Ceo – Founding partner
  • OMC Abogados & Consultores

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

Pravin Anand

Pravin Anand

Pravin Anand is the Managing Partner and Head of Litigation at Anand and Anand. Awarded the AIPPI Award of Merit, INTA’s President’s…

Rachna Bakhru

Rachna Bakhru

Rachna Bakhru is a Partner with RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys, an IP specialist law firm. She qualified as an Electronics graduate…

  • Partner
  • RNA Technology & IP Attorneys
  • India

Raka Roy

Raka Roy

Raka is a Partner at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultant, where she plays a blended role of a commercial and employment lawyer…

  • Partner
  • Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants
  • UAE

Ranjan Narula

Ranjan Narula

Ranjan founded the specialist IP law firm, RNA, in 2004, and is now its Managing Partner. He has twenty seven years’ post…

  • Managing Partner
  • RNA Technology & IP Attorneys, Board Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • India

Safir Anand

Safir Anand

Accredited as one of India’s Top IP Attorney, Safir Anand is a Senior Partner & Head of Trademarks, Commercial &…

  • Senior Partner / Head of Trademarks / Contractual & Commercial IP
  • Anand & Anand
  • India

Sajidha Gamieldien

Sajidha Gamieldien

Sajidha is a partner and trademark attorney in Adams & Adams’s Trademark Department. She graduated with a BA(Hons) and…

Samantha Copeling

Samantha Copeling

Samantha Copeling is a partner in Adams & Adams’ trademark department. She practises in the trademark prosecution department…

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown is a senior partner of the firm and has served as co-chairperson of the trade mark prosecution section for a number…

Steven Yeates

Steven Yeates

Steven Yeates is a partner, trademark attorney and co-chair of the firm’s Trademark Department.

He advises clients on all…

Sudeep Chatterjee

Sudeep Chatterjee

Sudeep Chatterjee joined Singh & Singh in 2005 as an associate. In 2012, when the firm was restructured into an LLP, he became…

  • Partner
  • Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP
  • India

Sunil B. Krishna

Sunil B. Krishna

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

Tshepo Shabangu

Tshepo Shabangu
  • Partner
  • Spoor & Fisher
  • South Africa

Vaishali Mittal

Vaishali Mittal

Vaishali Mittal is a zealous IP practitioner taking head-on some of the most challenging legal battles and have turned some of…

Vidisha Garg

Vidisha Garg

PRACTICE AREA/INDUSTRY FOCUS

Pharmaceuticals, Agro-Chemicals, Industrial chemicals, Metallurgy and Materials, Polymers, Natural…

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan is the founding and senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co, a Greater China law firm with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.…

  • Senior Partner
  • Vivien Chan & Co
  • Hong Kong

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann

Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann

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

Werina Griffiths

Werina Griffiths

Ms. Griffiths is a partner and trademark attorney with more than 15 years’ experience in litigation practices. Her practice…

Zareefa B. Flener

Zareefa B. Flener

Zareefa is the founder and managing partner of FLENER IP & BUSINESS LAW, a WBE-Certified Women-Owned business, and has extensive…

  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • FLENER IP & BUSINESS LAW

Rodrigo Cooper

Rodrigo Cooper
  • Senior Partner / Attorney at Law
  • Cooper & Cia
  • Chile

Roger Zissu

  • Senior Counsel
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
  • United States

Rolf Schultz Suchting

  • Head
  • Schultz-Suchting
  • Germany

Rosa Campillo Celado

  • Partner
  • Russin Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti
  • Dominican Republic

Ruey Sen Tsai

Ruey Sen Tsai
  • Partner
  • Lee & Li Attorneys At Law
  • Taiwan

Rune Nordengen

  • Partner
  • Bull & Co
  • Norway

Russell Bagnall

  • Partner / Patent Attorney
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa

Rutorn Nopakun

Rutorn Nopakun
  • Managing Partner
  • Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd
  • Thailand

Ryoichi Mimura

  • Partner
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan

Sakari Salonen

Sakari Salonen
  • Partner
  • Castren & Snellman Attorneys Ltd
  • Finland

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