WTR Industry Awards 2016

World Trademark Review, the world's only independent daily news and information service dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally, last night announced the winners of its 2016 Industry Awards for in-house counsel at an exclusive reception at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The event, timed to coincide with the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting, was attended by 260 senior in-house counsel from nominated companies and representatives from a number of prominent law firms.

To arrive at the shortlist, World Trademark Review conducted in-depth research of in-house counsel worldwide by surveying the global trademark community. Almost 1,500 nominations make the awards unique in clearly identifying those counsel – both teams and individuals – that have excelled in their sector or region. The nomination process was followed by a two-month research process conducted by the World Trademark Review editorial team.

Trevor Little, editor of World Trademark Review, said: “Trademarks, and the brands that they underpin, are key assets for companies, making those tasked with creating, securing, protecting and maximising the value of these rights essential to business success. Yet too often trademark counsel are unsung corporate heroes. It is vitally important that the work they undertake is recognised, both internally and within the wider industry. I would therefore like to thank our sponsors for their support in ensuring that all of this year’s shortlisted companies get the plaudits they deserve for their exceptional achievements.”

For a full list of winners, please visit www.wtrindustryawards.com/winners.

For more information contact:

Trevor Little


World Trademark Review

e: tlittle@WorldTrademarkReview.com

t: +44 20 7234 0606

About the Industry Awards

Each year World Trademark Review honours leading in-house departments or groups through the WTR Industry Awards. The awards are designed to recognise the vitally important work carried out by in-house trademark counsel, and to identify the teams and individuals that are performing their functions to the highest possible standards. The awards are divided into geographical, industry and individual categories, and the winners are selected from nominations received from the global trademark community.

About World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review is the world's only independent daily news and information service dedicated to the issues that matter to international trademark professionals. In addition to a daily email bulletin, each issue of the magazine provides in-depth coverage of industry trends, considers the strategic application of trademarks and conducts interviews with leading industry personalities.

World Trademark Review is part of the IP Division of Globe Business Media Group