Clairfort’s IP team has again been included in the bronze category of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. In addition, all three IP partners received individual mentions. Elise Menkhorst makes her debut in the bronze category and Evert van Gelderen and Tjibbe Fokkens are listed in the so-called “silver band”.
WTR 1000 writes the following:
“Full-service commercial law firm Clairfort has a strong IP practice with a superb team of specialised attorneys, specifically Elise Menkhorst, Evert van Gelderen, and Tjibbe Fokkens. They exhibit the best qualities of a boutique – nimbleness, expertise and fair fees – but with the resources of a larger offering.”
“Making her debut in the WTR 1000 this year, “Elise is a shining example of someone who has a calling and is doing exactly what she loves and excels at. She is extremely knowledgeable and practical, but also critical when assessing the merits of a situation. She has the gift of simplifying even the most challenging topics.”
“The go-to attorney for trademark-related issues in the Benelux, Evert is highly experienced and knowledgeable in national, European and international law. He is committed to his clients, pragmatic in his advice and a prudent negotiator.”
“Tjibbe is an outstanding lawyer. Not only does he know all the tricks, but with his creativity, strategic sense and goal-oriented approach, he effortlessly adds value at the highest level.”
WTR 1000 is a leading research guide that annually publishes the leading lawyers in the field of trademark law in over 80 countries around the world. WTR 1000 conducts its research fully independently. The inclusion of lawyers is based upon peer and client feedback.