Kyiv, Ukraine, 02 February 2016 – The Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie's Intellectual Property practice has been listed in the Gold band by the sixth edition of the World Trademark Review 1000, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, published in January 2016. The Directory also names Partner Ruslan Drobyazko a leading professional. This is the fourth consecutive time that the Kyiv IP practice and Mr. Drobyazko have been honored with these accolades.

The Directory reports Baker & McKenzie as “extremely sophisticated and astonishingly well prepared”. Globally Baker & McKenzie is highly recognized by the World Trademark Review 1000 in 33 jurisdictions with 59 lawyers cited for “delivering top quality trademark services” in the individual rankings. The firm once again earned plaudits for its “unrivalled flair in managing and developing valuable portfolios and coordinating enforcement campaigns on a global basis” for its “heavyweight clientele”.

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is the only standalone research directory to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners in over 70 key jurisdictions globally. The methodology is based on face-to-face and telephone interviews and correspondence over a 4-month period with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients involved with trademarks. Firms are also encouraged to submit forms detailing their recent activity in the field.

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