Murgitroyd triumphs in World Trademark Review 1000 - Nine attorneys recommended in 2024

Eleanor Coates, Dewdney Drew, Alan Fiddes, Christian Finn, Joanne Lecky, Jacqueline McKay, Gareth Price, Mike Vettese, Steve Waine

Awards WTR1000

The World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 rankings for 2024 have just been published and Murgitroyd have again triumphed with nine members of our Trade Mark team recommended.

Congratulations to Eleanor Coates, Dewdney Drew, Alan Fiddes, Christian Finn, Jacqueline McKay, Gareth Price, Mike Vettese and Steve Waine, as well as our Managing Director of Trade Marks Joanne Lecky, who are all listed as ‘Recommended Individuals’ by World Trademark Review — “the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trade mark expertise”.

As a firm, we rank ‘Gold’ in the United Kingdom for Trade Marks and ‘Silver’ as one of the top trade mark agencies in Ireland, whilst being recommended for Prosecution in the United Kingdom also.

Managing Director of our Trade Marks team, Joanne Lecky says: “I am thrilled that we are once again recognised in the World Trademark Review for 2024. That so many of our expert team have been individually acknowledged is credit to their reputation, talent and professionalism – and, of course, it is also thanks to our wonderful clients who allow us to work with them to protect their brands, future-proof their ideas and elevate their reputation.”

Highlights from WTR’s research

In WTR’s research write-up, we received commendation for being a “Full-service European IP firm” with an “excellent reputation”. Our trade mark team was celebrated for its “fantastic knowledge, wealth of experience and excellent commercial advice”.

The team was also praised for “Their extensive knowledge, combined with their client-centric approach, commitment to staying up to date with the latest industry trends and global perspective, allows them to provide clients with innovative and tailored solutions, and outstanding results.”

Jacqueline McKayis deeply knowledgeable and well spoken, and operates with the type of responsiveness clients expect.”

Eleanor Coates “excels in crafting bespoke trademark and design protection strategies”.

Mike Vettese “is a prime pick thanks to his forward-thinking, strategic approach”.

Steve Waine was praised for his “expert management of clients’ portfolios”.

WTR’s extensive research reported that “Brand owners are supremely confident in dynamic and creative lawyer Gareth Price, who bring a high level of organisational skill to effectively manage the global portfolio of leading brands.”

Alan Fiddes was praised for his “flawless” work “across the contentious/non-contentious divide”.

Dewdney Drew earns praise for his “practical advice, commercial approach and ability to register trademarks across the world”.

Our team in Ireland was also commended. Joanne Lecky for her “attentiveness and skill when representing” clients and Chris Finn for his “significant experience in managing large trademark portfolios.

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