Miller Thomson ranked one of Canada’s leading trademark firms by World Trademark Review

February 5, 2018 | Catherine M. Dennis Brooks, David Schnurr | National

Miller Thomson is proud to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

With 12 offices – and close to 550 lawyers – across the country, WTR praised Miller Thomson’s “personable, accessible and efficient” trademark practitioners who have helped the firm build “long-lasting relationships with start-ups, local charities, universities and renowned multinationals”. In particular, Miller Thomson is observed to be “impressively proactive in protecting its clients against the potential for impending action, keeping them up to date regarding legislative changes and legal rulings so that nothing negatively affects their brands”.

In addition, Intellectual Property lawyers Catherine M. Dennis Brooks and David Schnurr are recognized as two of Canada’s leading trademark professionals in the field of trademark prosecution and strategy.  Catherine Dennis Brooks is commended by clients for providing hands-on support on high profile trademark prosecution and portfolio management issues – “She takes care to send timely reminders and makes sound recommendations on everything relating to filing and registration. Her work is cost-effective too”.  Clients also have a “very high level of trust” in David Schnurr, who is hailed as “an extremely thorough, diligent and knowledgeable attorney” – “He always makes himself available when needed and provides fantastic service, taking the time to thoroughly explain all imperative details with clarity and patience and proactively bringing up potential issues before they become a problem.  The level of dedication he shows is rare – he really goes above and beyond at every turn.’’ With their focus on service excellence and in-depth knowledge of their field, Catherine and David are valued members of our Intellectual Property team, and are key to enhancing our ability to serve the needs of our clients.

The WTR 1000 directory, which has firmly established itself as a preeminent resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise, identifies leading trademark practitioners and their firms across 70 international jurisdictions through extensive qualitative research with rankings based on depth of expertise, market presence, and level of work on which they are typically instructed, alongside peer and client feedback.