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Cassels IP Team Recognized by WTR1000


Cassels is proud to announce that the firm’s IP team has been recognized by the World Trademark Review in its latest ranking of leading Canadian trademark professionals.

The firm was recognized for its expertise in trademarks, with WTR noting: “Cassels’ rise to international fame has come primarily as a result of its representation of leading Canadian brands, many of which have expanded their IP portfolios dramatically in the last decade to become prolific global filers.”

Individuals Shane Hardy, Stephen Selznick and Alison Hayman were all identified as leading practitioners:

  • Shane Hardy was ranked for his expertise in ‘Enforcement & Litigation’, ‘Prosecution & Strategy,’ and ‘Transactions.’ Says WTR: “Hardy has an outstanding reputation. He has far-ranging prosecution and enforcement skills and an excellent understanding of international legal systems. His advice is always practical and well grounded.”
  • Stephen Selznick was also recognized for his expertise in ‘Enforcement & Litigation,’ with WTR noting that: “With his unusually strong intellect, he gets to the heart of matters in no time at all.”
  • Alison Hayman was one of only ten people in the entire country (including our own Shane Hardy) to be identified for their work in ‘Transactions’ with clients extolling her “thoughtfulness, knowledge, responsiveness and proactivity in developing strategies.”

The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Learn more here.