We’re pleased to announce that CreateIP partners, Robert Snoep and Rachel Colley, have been recognised as amongst the world’s leading IP professionals 2017 in two of the world’s leading IP guides – the IAM Patent 1000 and WIPR Leaders.

CreateIP founder, Robert Snoep, was named in the Intellectual Asset Management­ IAM Patent 1000 as one of the top patent specialists in the world. It is universally acknowledged as the definitive guide to leading patent lawyers, attorneys and firms in over 40 jurisdictions.

IAM’s recognition reads: “In operation since 2009, CreateIP is a refreshing option for clients and a firm that challenges conventional lines of thinking. The fast-growing outfit devises bespoke solutions that are tailored to the needs of its diverse clientele and invests considerable time and effort building rapport and understanding with patent holders. Consequently, the innovative unit enjoys an impeccable client retention rate and a consistently steady flow of instructions. For example, leading New Zealand leisure provider AJ Hackett Bungy recently consolidated all of its IP work with the firm after the two developed a fruitful relationship. Founding partner Robert Snoep takes responsibility for this: the engineering ace spares no effort in ensuring that patent owners of all stripes can extract maximum value from their assets.”

Rachel Colley, was welcomed as a trade mark specialist to the World Intellectual Property Review’s WIPR Leaders club – where 1700 individuals worldwide are recognised by their peers as the best and the brightest in IP private practice.

WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world. The handbook lists over 1,700 lawyers across two volumes: over 900 individuals in the patent and trademarks sections (some individuals are in both).

The list stems from a four-month nomination period in which WIPR sought views from 12,000 IP professionals worldwide. Every nominated lawyer was vetted by their research team for suitability by exploring their work. This meant looking at practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as any additional activities, such as writing and teaching responsibilities, which have allowed the lawyers to shape and influence other and future IP practitioners.