2019 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
The World Trademark Review (WTR) has recently released its newest 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). The WTR 1000 identifies the leading trademark law firms and individuals in over 80 jurisdictions and we are truly glad to hear what the WTR has to say about our professional AAA Law family in the Baltics.
We already had briefly covered the 2018 edition highlighting Pētersona Patents – AAA LAW (see more: WTR recognizes Petersona Patents among the leading TM professionals in Latvia). This year, as well as in 2018, the trademark and design attorney Gatis Merživinskis receives a major appreciation. Pētersona Patents – AAA LAW and Gatis has been described by the WTR as follows:
“Extensive experience and expertise in the trademark field equips Petersona Patents to oversee the full life cycle of a brand. Through close collaboration with Estonian and Lithuanian IP firm AAA Law, the firm skillfully supports trademark owners in matters across the region. Heading up the legal and counterfeiting division, Gatis Meržvinskis is a fantastic contact. He is a trustworthy professional and incredibly proficient in complex litigation. Honest in evaluating his work, he is well educated and deserves special praise for bringing parties to amicable solutions.”
Also in this review the Lithuanian bureau AAA Law has been recognized as one of the leading and well-known law firms with an impressive experience in the IP field. The most important individuals have been acknowledged to be the founder of the company Marius Jakulis Jason and the managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė. The WTR emphasizes achievements of them by emphasizing the following:
“AAA is one of the most recognised firms in the field and has been dispensing a comprehensive suite of IP services for 25 years. Its founder Marius Jakulis Jason has been making rounds in the IP and business law arena for over 30 years. President of the Lithuania chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, he is heavily immersed in the latest trademark developments, both nationally and worldwide. Managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė is hands-on and eminently experienced; well versed in trademark registrations, she also feels entirely at home in dispute proceedings before the EUIPO and the State Patent Office.”
In Estonia the trademark attorney Almar Sehver of AAA Legal Services has been described as highly professional and as one of the most skillful IP experts at legislation in Estonia. Also the trademark attorney Mikas Miniotas has been nominated for the first time and he has been highlighted to be especially good at expertise in international TM matters. This is what the WTR has to say about AAA Legal Services, Almar and Mikas:
“An outstanding patent and trademark firm is the unanimous verdict on AAA Legal Services. In terms of bread and butter prosecution it does good work and is extremely efficient, but it is also highly proficient at litigation. The main man is Almar Sehver – a litigation specialist who can handle complex cases without external support, he is very comfortable in the courtroom and one of the best experts in Estonia. Hailed by foreign associates as a very smart trademark practitioner, Mikas Miniotas is another name for the address book. He has a deep knowledge of Estonian and European trademark law which he deploys to advance creative solutions to knotty international brand conundrums.”
Once again we are truly pleased to be recognized as the leading trademark professionals in the Baltics.