In March, 2023, the internationally renowned trademark research directory WTR 1000 announced its 2023 rankings. Our firm AFD China, by virtue of its last year's steady performance in trademark prosecution and strategy, was again honored as a recommended firm by the WTR 1000. Ms. Xia Zheng, the founder of AFD China, was also honored as a recommended individual (silver band) for her extensive and excellent trademark expertise.
The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and provides the public with objective data, information and rankings about trademark law firms. Fully integrating resources about trademark law firms around the world, it has become an important window and platform for the public to understand the service quality and professional capability of trademark law firms in key jurisdictions. Each year the WTR 1000 undertakes a comprehensive research of each firm's number of cases, business layout, recent development, core clients, representative cases and client feedback, etc., identifying top firms around the world based on horizontal and vertical evaluations of their size, market presence and client influence.
AFD China has been recognized as a recommended firm by the WTR 1000 for several consecutive years, which is not only an affirmation of our service quality and professional capability but also a recognition of our persistence in the principle of "providing clients with targeted solutions based on legislative intent". Here we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our clients who have been supporting and trusting us. Going ahead, we will continue to use our expertise to help you better protect your trademark rights.
Meantime, we also want to thank all our colleagues who have been growing together with AFD China, and hope that in the new year we can continue to work hard together and find new and better ways to ensure the continuous and steady development of our firm.
In addition, our attorney Ms. Xia Zheng was also lauded for being highly sensitive and super responsive to clients' issues.
In 2023, we will forge ahead as always and make our contribution to the healthy development of the Chinese trademark market.