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Fasken Recognized in the 2022 edition of World Trademark Review 1000

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken has been ranked once again as a leading firm in the 2022 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). 

Ten Fasken lawyers are recognized as leaders in their field:

Prominent brand owners from all sectors call up Fasken for high-quality representation and forward-thinking counsel. WTR 1000 notes, Chair of the Firm’s Toronto IP group Armand Benitah “deftly navigates the contentious/non-contentious divide.” Simon Hitchens “supports one of Quebec’s top private media companies with their filing strategy and representing them.” Patricia Seguin receives praise for her “exceptional skillset, practical approach, and brilliant reputation.” Alongside Seguin, “Sébastien Roy is an excellent and accessible counsellor. He is very knowledgeable, presents clear recommendations and finds solutions to the many complicated circumstances that his customers face.” Praise also pours in for Janine MacNeil: “Janine is always my first choice. She is a true specialist with immense experience to call on and we would not hesitate to recommend her to other counsel. She has a pragmatic and commercial approach to matters and provides a very high standard of service.”

Rounding off the prosecution team is Roger Kuypers and WTR 1000 debutant Amélie Béliveau. Steering the ship in Vancouver, Kuypers is a trusted guide at every step of the journey and takes into account all legal and commercial considerations that might be relevant to the case. “A top professional, Amélie is highly logical and able to deliver a sound and business-centric perspective while caring for her customer’s business needs.” She has become a key point of contact for L’Oréal, alongside litigation ace Marek Nitoslawski. “Marek is one of the most respected experts worldwide and has been fundamental in the success of his clients. He has a thorough understanding of their commercial objectives and is an excellent litigator and negotiator.” Jean-Philippe Mikus, the only team member ranked across all three tables, earns glowing feedback from his customers: “Jean-Philippe is an A+ lawyer. A fierce litigator who is razor-sharp and always a step ahead. We also use him for prosecution where he is always creative and cost-effective.” When it comes to IP-related commercial transactions and licensing agreements, Mark Penner is a go-to, having recently advised the Canadian Paralympic Committee regarding its sponsorship agreements.

Fasken’s Intellectual Property group works with clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations. The Firm’s Trademark group helps clients develop the best possible trademark and domain protection in the context of their overall brand management and business strategies.

About WTR 1000

World Trademark Reviewdistributes the WTR 1000 research directory. It focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, and has established itself as the ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. The rankings are based upon interviews with hundreds of lawyers and clients to gather feedback on the leading firms and individuals in the profession globally.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 800 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical and innovative legal services. We solve the most complex business challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at


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