Gowlings Named "Canadian Patent Firm of the Year" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

    Firm also named a leader in trade mark and copyright law for Canada and

    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Gowlings) has
been named "Canadian Patent Firm of the Year" for 2007 by U.K. publication
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine and was also named a Leader in
Trade Mark and Copyright Law for both Canada and Russia by the MIP World IP
    According to Scott Jolliffe, Gowlings National Managing Partner, "To be
recognized as the Canadian Patent Firm of the Year and also ranked a top-tier
practice in trade mark and copyright law is tremendous recognition for our IP
practice and the expertise of Gowlings' 150-plus IP professionals."
    The Canadian Patent Firm of the Year was awarded by MIP to Gowlings in
recognition of the Firm's excellence in the global patent industry at a recent
ceremony in London, England.
    Gowlings has a history of leadership in the MIP World IP Survey, having
been ranked among the top law firms in patent, trade mark and copyright law
since the survey's inception in 1996. This year, in the Canadian section,
Gowlings again placed in the coveted top tier for all trade mark and copyright
categories. For Russia, Gowlings' Moscow office was among the country's
leaders, earning a top-10 ranking in trade mark and copyright for contentious
matters, and placing in the top-11 for trade mark prosecution.
    "Our trade mark and copyright work in Canada and Russia continues to grow
and reach new clients every year," said Rob MacDonald, Gowlings' Professional
Services Leader and Managing Director of the Firm's Moscow office. "Our
continued recognition by MIP is a reflection of our success."
    Managing Intellectual Property was founded in 1990 and is now firmly
established as the leading international magazine for IP owners. MIP is a
globally distributed publication covering developments affecting intellectual
property from both a legal and business perspective.

    About Gowlings

    Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm offering a diverse range of
services to help domestic and international organizations achieve their
business objectives. Recognized for excellence in business, advocacy and
intellectual property law, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in a
number of sectors including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, financial
services, technology and manufacturing. The Firm combines traditional legal
services with innovative solutions in areas such as transfer pricing and tax,
government relations and occupational health and safety, to provide business
entities with a competitive advantage. Characterized by national strength and
regional focus, Gowlings has 700 professionals across offices in Montréal,
Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary and Vancouver. The Firm
also provides intellectual property services in Russia and the CIS through its
office in Moscow. Visit us at gowlings.com.

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