The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The Law Society and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) have settled a row over the use of the title “trade mark attorney”, reaching an agreement through mediation.
The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys had intended to trade mark the term “trade mark attorney” last year but was opposed by the Law Society. The two bodies have now agreed that the term will be covered by statutory regulation.
ITMA president Philip Harris said: “We had sought statutory protection for trade mark attorney in the past but had been advised that, without The Law Society support, it was unlikely we would succeed.”
Andrew Holroyd, Law Society President said: “We were concerned to ensure that the registration of trade mark attorney as a certification trade mark did not prohibit solicitors from using that title.”
He added: “Our agreement with ITMA achieves that, whilst also paving the way for joint action to ensure that consumers are not put at risk by unqualified persons calling themselves trade mark attorneys.”
ITMA is now launching a bid to get protection for the title included in the Legal Services Bill.