BOYANOV & Co. has received the top Gold Band and Tier 1 rankings for leading trademark firms in the newly published listings of the two most reputable legal directories for IP practitioners: World Trademark Review 1000 and IP Stars.
In its 7th edition released in 2017 the WTR 1000, which traditionally recommends only the best of the trademark scene, shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the IP area from over 70 key jurisdictions worldwide.
In a country, like Bulgaria, where practical reinforcement of IP rights remains a challenge, BOYANOV & Co. has deserved praises for its “leading reputation”, thanks to its “superb knowledge of the law”. The IP team of BOYANOV & Co. is further recognized as “very responsive, hands-on and committed to getting the best results for clients”.
Based on pertinent comments from clients and competitors, WTR 1000 individually appraised the strengths and merits of several IP practitioners from the firm, among which: the WTR 1000 neophyte Marina Mollova, who took the lead in representing Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in a significant opposition proceeding before the BPO; Stela Sabeva who is “particularly skilled in handling international clients and explaining court processes that are hard to understand as a foreign lawyer. Her English is on a par with that of any native speaker”; Assisting LVMH Group on customs seizures of counterfeit perfumes and watches, Kina Chuturkova is a “strong litigator who considers all angles of a matter and then provides robust advice”; and Natasha Andreeva “truly understands the legal process. She has excellent contacts and always knows who to call. She is very experienced when it comes to technicalities”.
The well-respected publisher in IP industry, the IP Stars handbook of the Managing Intellectual Property, that has been researching IP firms since 1996 and Bulgaria, for a first-time this year, has awarded BOYANOV & Co. the prestigious Tier 1, following an extensive six-month research.