Asia IP Awards 2017: 44 Firms Take Home Trophies

07 November 2017

Asia IP Awards 2017: 44 Firms Take Home Trophies

AUCKLAND–Forty-four firms from 19 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions took home trophies at the eighth annual Asia IP Awards, held November 3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland.


The awards named top trademarks, patents and copyright practices as determined by in-house counsel from Asia, Europe and the Americas. More than 5,000 in-house counsel were polled by Asia IP magazine throughout the first part of 2017. The event also named international award winners in each of the practice areas.


“There is a lot of high-level intellectual property work being done in Asia,” said Asia IPpublisher Darren Barton. “Each year, the competition to win an Asia IP Award becomes more difficult.”


Seven different firms won multiple awards at the event, either in multiple practice areas or multiple jurisdictions. Baker McKenzie affiliated firms won six awards on the evening, while Bird & Bird, Lee and Li, Tilleke & Gibbins, Spruson & Ferguson, Julius & Creasy and Nakamura & Partners all won two awards each.


“In-house counsel are turning to Asia- and Pacific-based law firms because they know that those firms are consistently doing high-quality work,” said Asia IP managing editor Gregory Glass. “We’re excited to be watching law firms doing such good work.”


Asia IP is a vital source of intelligence for IP-owning companies active in Asia, and international law firms which want to keep ahead of the key issues. The magazine includes a range of in-depth features, news and analysis designed to meet the information needs of in-house counsel, senior business leaders and partners at Asian and international law firms.


The 2018 Asia IP Awards will be held in Delhi in November 2018. Asia IP will also launch a brand-new set of awards for domestic law firms in China and India in 2018.


A list of the winners follows. Complete coverage, with photos of the winners and events, will be published in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Asia IP.



Trademarks – Davies Collison Cave

Patents – Spruson & Ferguson

Copyright – Bird & Bird



Intellectual Property – Tilleke & Gibbins



Patents – CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Copyright – Baker McKenzie

Trademarks – Baker McKenzie


Hong Kong

Trademarks – Baker McKenzie

Patents – Deacons

Copyright – Mayer Brown JSM



Trademarks – INTTL Advocare

Patents – Singh & Singh

Copyright – Anand and Anand



Trademarks – Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

Patents – Pacific Patent Multiglobal

Copyright – K & K Advocates



Patents – Nakamura & Partners

Trademarks – TMI Associates

Copyright – Nakamura & Partners



Intellectual Property – DSL Lawyers



Trademarks – Wong Jin Nee & Teo

Patents – Marks & Clerk

Copyright – Shearn Delamore & Co.



Intellectual Property – U Myint Lwin Law Office


New Zealand

Trademarks – Baldwins

Patents – AJ Park

Copyright – Simpson Grierson



Trademarks – Vellani & Vellani

Patents – Sheikh Brothers

Copyright – Ali & Associates


The Philippines

Trademarks – Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio

Patents – Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Copyright – Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia



Trademarks – Francine Tan Law

Patents – Drew & Napier

Copyright – Amica Law


South Korea

Trademarks – Kim & Chang

Patents – Lee & Ko

Copyright – Cho & Partners


Sri Lanka

Trademarks – Julius & Creasy

Patents – John Wilson Partners

Copyright – Julius & Creasy



Trademarks – Lee and Li

Patents – Tai E International Patent & Law Office

Copyright – Lee and Li



Trademarks – Tilleke & Gibbins

Patents – Domnern Somgiat & Boonma

Copyright – Satyapon & Partners



Trademarks – Baker McKenzie

Patents – Pham & Associates

Copyright – Hogan Lovells



Trademarks – Baker McKenzie

Patents – Spruson & Ferguson

Copyright – Bird & Bird 

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