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Friday, June 13, 2014
On 30th May 2014 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) published it's IAM 1000 rankings of the 'World's Leading Patent Practitioners' for 2014. Davies Collison Cave is delighted to have continued to be ranked as the leading IP firm in Australia. DCC has been acknowledged as a highly recommended firm for Patent Prosecution and recommended as a top tier firm in Patent Transactions and Patent Litigation.
The guide quoted a client's comments obtained when conducting research into the firm:
Davies Collison Cave stands out in a high quality crowd by providing no-nonsense advice in technical areas where there is no room for error. Its attorneys keep up with the latest movements from around the world, so we can have confidence in planning strategies in constantly evolving markets. Their 'can-do' attitude takes responsiveness to new heights."
In addition, the guide also highlighted several Davies Collison Cave partners and consultants for their outstanding expertise in the field of patents and patent litigation. See below the write up from the guide:
Richard Brown, an ICT, microelectronics and physics expert. Michael Caine is “excellent – a fine chemist and a pleasure to deal with”. “Smart and efficient” Bill Pickering leads the way on biotechnology queries, while electronics and computer software specialist David Webber’s “ability to make the complex appear simple” wins praise from across the world. Ian Pascarl “is widely acknowledged in the contentious arena”; a recent highlight was his representation of major pharmaceuticals player Bayer. The group also benefits from the invaluable know-how of consultant Rodney De Boos, who has “consistently been ranked as a leader in the licensing area”, and fellow luminary Richard Jarvis’s “excellent tactical management of 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 third year running.
For more information on the guide and the research process visit for the IAM 1000 Guide are available on the IAM 1000 website.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Once again Davies Collison Cave's (DCC) Trade Mark practice has been recognised as a leader in its field. DCC is proud to have been awarded the 'Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in Australia 2014' by Corporate Intl Global Awards. This award is acknowledgement of the premium service our clients receive when they work with Australia's largest dedicated trade mark practice and the leading filer of Australian trade mark applications since 2000.
Corporate Intl carry out an extensive research process over 6 months, which involves external nominations being accepted via their website and emails being circulated to their database of over 1 million people. The ;publishers then take this information and compile a provisional shortlist of potential winners for each category. Researchers then cross reference the information and build on the nominations before a judging panel is asked to decide on the most appropriate firm in each category from the information available.
Corporate Intl has been operating since 2005. It is a global business publication available both online and in print, with a readership of 125,000 people. The publication is available in over 150 countries worldwide and in every US state.
To view a copy of the Corporate Intl Global Awards publication online visit: http://www.corp-intl.com/awards/2012awards.aspx
Friday, March 21, 2014
On Wednesday evening Managing IP hosted its prestigious global awards ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in London. Davies Collison Cave partner, Geoff Pryor, attended the event and took great pride in receiving the 'Australian – Prosecution IP firm of the year award' 2014 on behalf of the firm. Geoff said " winning this award is a great acknowledgement from the industry that DCC's professionals continue lead in the IP field"
Davies Collison Cave is proud to have won this global and prestigious award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now in 2014.
Since the awards inception in 2006, the awards have established their position in the market as the yardstick for recognition of the firms behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year. In addition the evening recognized the individuals and companies driving the IP market at an international level.
Without our staff's commitment to providing the highest quality IP services and our clients support, then winning such an award would not be possible. We would like to take this opportunity to thank both our staff and our clients for this commitment and support.
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