Griffith Hack recognised in World Trademark Review's 1000 Guide
20 February 2020
Griffith Hack is again, recognised in World Trademark Review’s 1000 guide (WTR) for trade mark prosecution and strategy. WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals deemed outstanding in the trade mark field. It remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in over 80 key jurisdictions globally. This years’ edition notes:
“A repository of expertise and professionalism, Griffith Hack understands the client’s business and advises appropriately when it grows.” Lately it has seen an uptick in opposition work particularly for domestic clients, while its online IP management platform – Amplia – has been undergoing a revamp. Adding a layer of sophistication to New Zealand filings, two senior associates – formerly trademark examiners at the IP Office of New Zealand – now call Griffith Hack home. One of them is Shannon Fati – propelled into the WTR 1000 rankings by glowing customer feedback. “The attention and care that I get from Fati shows that she is constantly looking out for my business. Her advice is not just timely, but honest, fair and respectful.”
In addition to Shannon, the 2020 guide highlights the achievements of other leading Griffith Hack personnel, for the “trade mark prosecution and strategy” category Principals Anne Makrigiorgos and Nicola Scheepers are acknowledged;
With 30 years’ experience, Anne Makrigiorgos is a trademark prosecution guru and was the first female president of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (IPTA). “Excellent in prosecuting and litigating trademark cases, Nicola Scheepers is a highly respected name in the industry because she consistently provides her illustrious client base with high-quality service.”
In WTR1000’s “enforcement and litigation” leading individuals, Principal Kellie Stonier is also recognised, described by the guide as an “intelligent litigator”.