Osler’s IP Group recognized in 2022 edition of WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

May Cheng, John Cotter, Donna White, Kelly Moffatt, Barry Fong

Mar 3, 2022

Osler is proud to announce that our top-tier Intellectual Property Group has had another strong showing in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). Six of Osler’s IP lawyers were individually recognized across all four categories: “Individuals: enforcement and litigation”;  “Individuals: prosecution and strategy”; “Individuals: anti-counterfeiting”; and “Transactions,” with four Osler lawyers receiving gold rankings. Osler also earned silver band rankings in both the “Firms” and “Firms: anti-counterfeiting” categories for the fifth straight year.

The following Osler lawyers earned individual rankings:

  • Donna White – gold band in “prosecution and strategy” for five years in a row.
  • May Cheng – gold band in “enforcement and litigation” for a fourth consecutive year; silver band in “anti-counterfeiting”.
  • John Cotter – gold band in “enforcement and litigation” for a second consecutive year; silver band in “anti-counterfeiting”.
  • Kelly Moffatt – gold band in “prosecution and strategy” for a third consecutive year; recognized in “Transactions”.
  • Barry Fong – silver band in “prosecution and strategy” for three years in a row.
  • Lee Webster – recognized in “Transactions”.

One of Donna’s clients has described her as “the best and smartest attorney I have ever worked with worldwide” and “a skilled and down-to-earth practitioner who always gets the job done and gets it done right.”

May has been described by one of her clients as “one of the best in the country” and she is “creative, responsive, respectful and, when required, assertive.”

The WTR 1000 lauded John as an “excellent lawyer” and “courtroom whiz” whose advice is “informed by a valuable understanding of commercial realities, especially when it comes to complex conflicts with multi-jurisdictional elements.”

The WTR 1000 refers to Kelly as “a smart and pragmatic lawyer with a refined understanding of local laws and policies.”

Barry has received praise as “very thorough in his analysis. I can’t rave about him enough.”

According to the WTR 1000, Lee “has an aptitude for all things technical. As part of his practice, he deftly navigates license agreements and advises on IP-related M&A transactions and joint ventures.”

The WTR 1000 identifies the leading professionals and firms that are deemed outstanding at obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing and monetizing trademarks. Exhaustive qualitative research is conducted, identifying top firms and individuals based on their depth of expertise, market presence and sophistication of work.

The WTR 1000 2022 recognition follows J. Bradley White’s continued Band 1 ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in Chambers Canada and Chambers Global and a trio of Osler IP lawyers being recognized as Managing IP Rising Stars in Canada for 2021 — Faylene Lunn, Lillian Wallace and Sydney Young. Osler’s IP excellence also has been further acknowledged by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals. Osler’s IP team is also shortlisted for an unprecedented number of awards at the Managing Intellectual Property Americas Awards to be held in New York City on April 7.

Learn more about the 2022 results in The World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.