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Coulson Harney ranked top again! One of the world’s leading trademark professionals

2 February 2015
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Coulson Harney has been ranked top yet again in the Gold category of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2015. The firm is described as having ‘Quick turnaround times on instructions, a high degree of IP specialisation and an unmatched level of engagement in the business goals of its clients are just some of the factors that have cemented Coulson Harney’s reputation as a frontrunner on the Kenyan and East African trademark scene’ by WT R 1000, 2015.

The Intellectual Property team at Coulson Harney as described by WTR 1000 is led by ‘effervescent partner and workhorse John Syekei who is enormously popular throughout the region, thanks to his dedication to clients.’ John has also been recognised by WTR yet again in the Gold Band in the individuals’ category. The WTR 1000 rankings endorses those firms it considers leaders in the IP world by the quality of the IP services that they offer clients. These firms in terms of reputation have an edge over their competitors. The bands reflect the reputation of the teams and professionals in the IP world in relation to their peers. In the rankings, WTR 1000 speaks about the Coulson Harney team as ‘a squad of five IP and IT lawyers offers an A-to-Z trademark service, though it shines brightest on the coordination of sprawling cross-border filing programmes.

Recent highlights include acting for UAP Insurance Company on filings in 19 countries and representing Equity Bank of Kenya on filings in eight jurisdictions. The group’s contentious output is likewise increasing, especially after the establishment of a litigation and alternative dispute resolution department in January 2014. A newly minted member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, the team is also building solid practices around areas of key concern for brand owners, thereby offering one of the most complete service packages available.