Baker McKenzie's Global Intellectual Property practice has retained its top position within leading legal directory, Chambers Global, for the ninth consecutive year. The Firm is recognized as a Band 1 practice, the highest tier in the rankings for Global IP.
Chambers Global cites the IP team as an “outstanding global powerhouse with a distinguished IP team, particularly well known for its work in trade mark registration and enforcement. A market leader in the Asia-Pacific region and highly regarded for its European presence, complemented by strong coverage in the USA. Adept at handling anti-counterfeiting and copyright matters, as well as patent enforcement and management.”
John Flaim, Head of the Global Intellectual Property Practice Group at Baker McKenzie, said: “This is the ninth straight year we have been ranked Band 1 by Chambers in its Global Guide. We are grateful for this recognition as a top-tier global IP practice. The consistency of our Band 1 ranking for nearly a decade is a testament to our colleagues' steadfast commitment to deliver excellent IP advice and services to our valued clients around the world.”
Chambers also highlights the team’s ability to handle cross-border matters, where clients appreciate the “benefit of working with a firm that is able to coordinate multiple jurisdictions.”
Notable work handled by the firm include acting for Andromaco Research – a spin-off formed following Laboratorios Andromaco's merger into Grunenthal Chile – regarding the subsequent trade mark and patent matters arising from its formation, which spanned 29 jurisdictions. Baker McKenzie’s IP team also advised KidZania on litigation regarding a number of cross-border trade mark matters, including a dispute in Japan.
Chambers also recognized Baker McKenzie as the Global IP Firm of the Year in the years 2013 and 2014. Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory and was established in 1990 and now covers over 190 jurisdictions throughout the world.