King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been recognised as a leader in the intellectual property (IP) market, with the firm ranking in the Gold category of the 2017 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).
KWM's Australia team received a Gold ranking in the 'enforcement and litigation' category for the third consecutive year, in addition to Gold in 'prosecution and strategy' for the first time in 2017.
The prestigious Gold ranking is the highest accolade in the WTR 1000, acknowledging KWM as an IP leader with a favourable industry reputation for securing the most high-profile, big-ticket work from the most prestigious of clients.
A number of KWM individuals also ranked highly on the WTR 1000, with the enforcement and litigation category recognising Katrina Rathie (Gold), Scott Bouvier (Silver), Matthew Swinn (Silver), John Swinson (Silver) and Cate Nagy (Bronze). Bill Ladas and Katrina Rathie were also ranked in the Silver category for prosecution and strategy.
KWM Partner, John Swinson said the firm's continued recognition in the WTR 1000 reflects the quality and talent of our IP team and our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding results for our clients.
"It is positive to see so many individuals recognised from our Australian IP team, in addition to our promotion from Silver to Gold in the prosecution and strategy category."
Commenting on KWM's Australia ranking, the WTR 1000 stated; "King & Wood Mallesons boasts one of the most active and full-bodied IP groups in Asia-Pacific. "The firm's unparalleled responsiveness and depth of legal and commercial knowledge make it a perfect match for many thriving businesses in this part of the world." It recently notched up several significant courtroom victories for a slew of noteworthy clients."