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Congratulations to Sparke Helmore's Intellectual Property team and its National Head, Shannon Platt, on their listings in the 2018 World Trademark Review's WTR 1000.

Once again, the team is ranked in the bronze category for "Enforcement and Litigation" and recommended for "Prosecution and Strategy", with the Guide noting the team is a "top choice for IP Australia proceedings...[and] superbly positioned to assist on issues surrounding generic top-level domains".

Shannon was also recognised in the silver category for "Enforcement and Litigation" and named in the "Individuals: transactions" list, being described as "the first choice for many companies. Operating at the vanguard of intellectual property, she is completely at home working with non-traditional rights".

"On behalf of our IP team, we're really pleased to be recognised among such great company by the Guide again," said Shannon. "I'm also very humbled to have been individually acknowledged by the Review."

WTR 1000 recommends individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in 72 key jurisdictions globally. Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices are ranked based on their expertise, matter work, market presence and client feedback.

To view Sparke Helmore's WTR 1000 profile, click here.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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