The World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 has recognised four Webber Wentzel partners, Leanne Mostert, Bernadette Versfeld, Tim Ball and Carla Collett as leading professionals who are outstanding at obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing and monetising trademarks.
- Leanne Mostert is ranked for prosecution and strategy, and transactions.
- Bernadette Versfeld is ranked for enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy, and transactions – making her the most ranked individual in the country
- Tim Ball is ranked for enforcement and litigation.
- Carla Collett is ranked for prosecution and strategy.
This recognition is strong testament to the strategic impact of Webber Wentzel's leading IP expertise and its holistic approach to protect, structure and monetise IP assets. The team sets itself apart from other leading competitors as an African leader in the commercialisation of trademarks but also as part of a firm with leading expertise in several other complimentary services.
WTR 1000 had this to say about Leanne, Bernadette, Tim and Carla:
" Leanne brings the distilled wisdom of more than 25 years’ experience to the table and is a highly proficient adviser. Yoco Technologies, one of Africa’s fastest growing companies, has recently enlisted her help with all of its IP development, integration, and globalisation-related issues. Alongside her, Bernadette has also been busy with significant mandates, including counselling Christian Dior on its strategic branding and prosecution in more than 10 African countries. Bernadette has also been collaborating with Carla to provide Lixil Africa and its subsidiaries with advice regarding all facets of its intellectual property in 47 territories. Tim Ball has been working on a merger that created Africa’s largest vertically integrated cannabis enterprise and the continents first seed-to-sale offering cannabis company."
About WTR 1000
The WTR 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.