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Corsearch is the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Our customers are the top legal practitioners within Fortune 500 corporations, leading global law firms, and branding agencies.

We empower our customers with the ability to easily monitor and protect trademarks and brands in an increasingly complex business environment. Highly trained researchers, industry leading technological innovations, best-in-class strategic solutions, and an expansive global content set come together seamlessly to provide a complete brand protection solution.

With operations headquartered in New York City and Belgium, and with employees in seven countries, Corsearch has been offering clients in over 80 countries a personalized level of service and industry-leading technology for over 60 years.

Corsearch is owned by Audax Private Equity, a firm focused on building leading middle market companies.


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R.K. Dewan & Co.

Celebrating 75 years of excellence (1942-2017) RKD is an IP powerhouse that believes in value addition and delivering innovative solutions to actively support the business goals of its 4000+ clients in all industry verticals. With seven offices across India, RKD’s results-driven litigation teams ensure effective pan-India protection and enforcement of clients’ rights. RKD’s responsive searching, prosecution & commercial divisions are active in India & 125+ countries via carefully screened associate networks.


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HECHANOVA & CO., INC., a member of the Hechanova Group, is an IP consulting firm handling patent and trademark prosecution, copyright, domain name, plant variety, product registrations, consulting on IP creation and protection, and all other non-contentious IP services.  Founded on Dec. 12, 2005, and true to its slogan of “passion for service, service with integrity”, it has established itself as a reliable IP service provider and has been awarded by the IPOPHL as Top Patent Filer and Top Trademark Filer for the years 2010-2014.  Its affiliated law firm HECHANOVA BUGAY VILCHEZ & ANDAYA-RACADIO actively conducts border control measures, oppositions and cancellations, actions for infringement, unfair competition and other IP violations;  enforcements, licensing, due diligence, other IP contentious matters;  mediation and arbitration. Founder Editha Hechanova has been cited by  AsiaLaw as leading lawyer in IP in the Philippines from 2002- 2016, ASIA IP Expert from 2013-2016, IP Star 2014-2016.

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Ladas & Parry

As an enterprise grows, its need for intellectual property (IP) protection expands.  Ladas & Parry represents owners of IP rights at every stage of development, both domestically and internationally. Our firm brings a deep understanding of local legal nuances in order to achieve maximum benefits for our clients. We are able to anticipate pitfalls that might not be apparent without our highly specialized knowledge developed over the more than 100 years since our founding. Our firm’s business-friendly approach supports our clients’ objectives, while protecting their most valuable IP assets worldwide.  

Principium Strategies

At Principium Strategies, the evolution of brand security means a combination of comprehensive watch and domain services. We’re built on a legacy of expertise in intellectual property protection and a well-established network of dedicated and skilled professionals. Protecting and serving our global clientele, Principium provides highly individualized and focused guidance to maximize the value of our clients’ brands.

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Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is Canada's largest and highest-ranked firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. For more than one hundred years, we have been at the forefront of Canadian trademark law. The tradition continues today as our experience and expertise provide clients with sophisticated and practical advice in all areas of trademark practice, from publishing Canada’s first text on trademarks and registering Canada’s first sound-mark, to obtaining precedent-setting damages against counterfeiters, we enjoy a deep tradition of leadership in trademark protection, licensing and enforcement. Today, we provide efficient and expert trademark advice and service, and are sought after by the owners of the world’s most valuable brands. Consistent with this, we are proud to have been entrusted with filing more trademark and patent applications than any other firm in Canada. To learn more, please visit


Website Banner Sponsor

Kashish Intellectual Property Group (KIPG)

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Partridge Partners

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Knobbe Martens

Media Partners

Intellectual Asset Management

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and other intangible assets can be used to create strategic advantage, build shareholder returns, generate bottom-line revenue and gain greater leverage in the financial markets.


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