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DCC proud to be awarded 'Australian - Prosecution IP Firm of the Year 2014'

DCC proud to be awarded 'Australian - Prosecution IP Firm of the Year 2014'

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.

DCC maintains gold tier ranking status in the World Trademark Review 1000 2014

DCC maintains gold tier ranking status in the World Trademark Review 1000 2014

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

Davies Collison Cave awarded 'Patent Firm of the Year 2013'

Davies Collison Cave awarded 'Patent Firm of the Year 2013'

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. 

"Davies Collison Cave boasts one of Australia's Leading IP Practices" - MIP World IP Survey 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.

Top Tier Rankings for DCC

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.

What our Clients and Peers had to say about some of our leading IP 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.  

About MIP Handbook

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