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Friday, February 7, 2014
The World Trade Mark Review 1000 (WTR1000 2014) has again ranked Davies Collison Cave as a 'Gold tier firm in Australia' for trademark enforcement and litigation and ranked the firm in the top tier of 'highly recommended' for trademark prosecution and strategy. The WTR 1000 is one of the trade mark industry's most credible guides. Through exhaustive qualitative research the WTR publication identifies the leading trade mark practitioners and firms in more than 70 key jurisdictions.
WTR 1000 described the firm as follows:
Davies Collison Cave boasts some of the finest trade mark prosecution and portfolio development capabilities in the country, and also acquits itself with distinction on the contentious side. It has the highest number of individuals ranked in the WTR1000 of any Australian firm."
DCC is proud to have eight members of the Trade Mark practice acknowledged as world leading Trade Mark professionals. The guide provided the following write up for each individual."
"Michael Wolnizer practises across the trade mark spectrum, but is particularly feted for his insight on internet-related trademark affairs; he heads the domain name practice group. Consummate strategic adviser Marion Heathcote is a go-to for Asia-Pacific portfolio management, while “superb litigator” John Hannebery handles all kinds of contentious IP matters with aplomb. An “intellectual with a great sense of humour”, all-rounder Nick Holmes adds tremendous value through his knowledge of both Australian and New Zealand trademark law. Adam Sears is another versatile operator with a shrewd understanding of international trade mark issues. The firm has a strong bench of up-and-coming talent; senior associates Fiona Brittain and Ian Drew are shining examples who both win plaudits in the non-contentious sphere. Known for his “innovative trademark hearings work”, the “inimitable” Trevor Stevens retired from partnership in 2013, but continues to provide guidance as a consultant."
To see the full WTR 1000 guide please click here
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
We are delighted to announce that Davies Collison Cave has been recognised by Asia IP magazine as the 'Australian Patent firm of the Year' at the recent 2013 Asia IP Awards.
Asia IP is a vital source of intelligence for IP owners and professional advisors active in Asia who want to keep on top of the issues affecting the IP landscape.
Davies Collison Cave partner David Webber was at the awards presentation in Hanoi. David, who is head of DCC's patent practice, said “it was a pleasure to be in Hanoi to accept the award on behalf of our dedicated and experienced Patent team. The award recognises the unwavering commitment that Davies Collison Cave devotes to ensuring our clients receive excellent patent services".
“The competition among top intellectual property practices in Asia is fierce,” said Asia IP publisher Darren Barton. It is therefore with great pride that Davies Collison Cave accepts this award for the fourth year running and we take this opportunity to thank our clients and staff for their commitment and support throughout 2013.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Managing Intellectual Property have released their IP Handbook for 2013. Over the past 20 years MIP have been publishing the IP handbook, it ranks and compares the leading IP firms from around the world. The hand book is known as the 'best guide' for IP owners looking for counsel in patents, trade marks and copyright around the world.
This year Davies Collison Cave is proud to have been ranked a 'Top Tier Firm' for both Patents and Trade Marks. During the intensive survey conducted by MIP's research team DCC's clients and peers acknowledged many of the firms notable leading lawyers.
The handbook states "a peer recommends Trevor Stevens as 'one of the pillars of the Australian IP world". Brett Lewis has been "commended as having 'a strong commercial focus and intelligent approach' as well as being noted for achieving great results'. Michael Wolnizer was described by a client as "high energy and attentive'', with another client noting that "he will explore avenues to come up with a creative unexpected solution". A client from a major international corporation described David Webber as "our eyes on the ground in Australia". An overseas lawyer stated that David was "peerless' and "an expert practitioner in relation to computer-implemented inventions and telecommunications".
We are delighted to maintain our 'top tier' rankings and to receive acknowledgement that DCC is continuing to serve our clients with passion and leadership. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and staff for their support through out 2012 and 2013.
To learn more about the MIP handbook and to view the full rankings and write ups of the IP firms around the world go to www.miphandbook.com
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Davies Collison Cave is proud to maintain its position as the leading Intellectual Property firm in Australia for another year.
In May, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) produced the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2013 Guide. The guide identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe and DCC has been acknowledge as a 'highly recommended firm in Australia' for Patent prosecution and ranked highly for IP litigation in Australia. Many of the firm's partners were recommended as leading individuals in their field, and as stated in the IAM 1000 guide:
"IP specialist Davies Collison Cave is tipped as “the top all-around IP service provider”. Its “indisputably gold-standard” prosecution practice and technical expertise are complemented by a sterling contentious track record, which includes some of Australia’s most hotly contested disputes. Group head and “iconic figure” David Webber has total command of even the most complex issues, while “excellent” litigator Ian Pascarl earns kudos as a “shrewd tactician”. On the prosecution front, Richard Brown is an acclaimed information and communication technology authority, while “chemistry and pharmaceuticals extraordinaire” Michael Caine is a “fine, commercially minded strategist”. Bill Pickering brings “keen insight” to his biotechnology practice. The venerable Richard Jarvis and Rodney De Boos are the “elder statesmen” of the market, whose well-informed advice is invaluable on thorny matters."
We would like to congratulate our partners acknowledged in the guide and thank all of our clients and staff for helping us achieve these global accolades for the second year running.
The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 40 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 17 US states.
Details for the IAM 1000 Guide are available on the IAM 1000 website.