Baker & McKenzie’s Intellectual Property practice has retained its top position within leading legal directory, Chambers Global, for the eighth consecutive year. The Firm was recognized within Band 1– the highest tier within the rankings, in the area of global IP — with 37 lawyers likewise recognized around the world.

In its editorial, Chambers Global cites the Firm’s “unparalleled global trade mark registration and enforcement practice” and “strong reputation in anti-counterfeiting matters.” The publication also highlights the Firm’s “increasing focus on hard IP matters, and benefits from the excellent reputation of copyright specialists in the London office.”

Supporting quotes for Baker & McKenzie included commentaries from clients:

The advice is not just country-specific and we get a lot of feedback on what is happening in other countries. In my industry, there are all sorts of global changes and regulatory developments, so it is good to get another perspective.”

The lawyers filter and summarize all of what I need to know and do a great job of packaging information. They provide high-level summaries and when I need to get into detail, they have charts and materials that give me the background.

“This ranking represents the Firm’s long-standing and leading position in IP and reflects the quality and level of expertise delivered by our team to clients worldwide,” said John Flaim, Chair of the Global Intellectual Property Practice. “This continued recognition from Chambers will certainly serve as inspiration for our team to continue providing top notch IP advice to our valued clients.”

The directory ranks both lawyers and law firms based on in-depth unbiased research, including interviews with clients and law practitioners.

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory and was established in 1990 and now covers over 190 jurisdictions throughout the world.

The original press release can be found here on Baker & McKenzie’s website.