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Managing IP EMEA Awards 2021: all the winners revealed

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We hosted a virtual event to celebrate the winners of the 16th annual Managing IP Awards

Managing IP hosted the EMEA Awards 2021 today, March 30, to recognise remarkable intellectual property achievements by law firms and in-house counsel last year.

Registrants joined us online to find out who won, and why, in a whole host of categories. We had more than 100 awards, including the Europe In-House Team of the Year (Trademark), which was presented by Incopro.

Click here to watch the event. You can read the reasons and watch all the acceptance speeches here.

You can also see all the winners below (the shortlists are here).

The winners can contact our business development manager Nick Heath to discuss various opportunities to share their achievements with our audience and the IP community.

We now turn our attention to the Americas Awards 2021, which will be hosted on April 7 (3pm EST). Click here to register for the virtual event. The shortlists for the Americas Awards are here.

Congratulations to all the EMEA winners!




NATIONAL AWARDS

AUSTRIA

Patent Contentious

Geistwert


Trademark Contentious

Schoenherr



Patent Prosecution

Sonn & Partner


Trademark Prosecution

Puchberger & Partner


Copyright

Schoenherr




BELGIUM

Patent Contentious

Hoyng Rokh Monegier



Trademark Contentious

Stibbe


Prosecution

Arnold & Siedsma


Copyright & Design

Van Innis & Delarue




DENMARK

Patent Contentious

Plesner



Trademark Contentious

Bech‑Bruun



Patent Prosecution

Zacco


Trademark Prosecution

AWA


Copyright & Design

Plesner




FINLAND

Patent Contentious

Borenius


Trademark Contentious

Roschier



Patent Prosecution

Kolster



Trademark Prosecution

Heinonen & Co



Copyright & Design

Eversheds Sutherland





FRANCE

Patent Contentious

August Debouzy



Trademark Contentious

Laude Esquier Champey



Patent Prosecution

Plasseraud IP



Trademark Prosecution (Law Firms)

Simmons & Simmons



Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Casalonga



Copyright & Design

Taylor Wessing



Practitioner of the Year

Denis Schertenleib, Schertenleib Avocats


GERMANY

Patent Contentious (Law Firms)

Arnold Ruess


Patent Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Vossius & Partner


Patent Prosecution

Hoffmann Eitle



Trademark (Law Firms)

Harte-Bavendamm



Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Bardehle Pagenberg


Copyright & Design

Boehmert & Boehmert


Practitioner of the Year

Cordula Schumacher, Arnold Ruess




HUNGARY

Firm of the Year

Danubia


IRELAND

Patent Contentious

William Fry



Trademark Contentious

Mason Hayes & Curran



Prosecution

Hanna Moore + Curley


Copyright & Design

Mason Hayes & Curran




ISRAEL

Patent Contentious

Luthi + Webb



Trademark Contentious

Liad Whatstein & Co



Patent Prosecution

Luzzatto & Luzzatto



Trademark Prosecution

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz



IP Transactions

Herzog Fox & Neeman




ITALY

Patent Contentious

Bird & Bird



Trademark Contentious

Spheriens


Patent Prosecution

Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB)


Trademark Prosecution

Spheriens



Copyright & Design

LGV Avvocati


THE NETHERLANDS

Patent Contentious

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek



Trademark Contentious

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek



Patent Prosecution

VO


Trademark Prosecution

Chiever


Copyright & Design

Houthoff



IP Transactions

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek




NIGERIA

Firm of the Year

Jackson Etti & Edu




NORWAY

Patent Contentious

Kvale


Trademark Contentious

Schjødt



Prosecution

Onsagers


Copyright & Design

Hjort




POLAND

Advisory & Contentious

JWP



Prosecution

Patpol


Copyright & Design

LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners




PORTUGAL

Advisory & Contentious

Garrigues


Prosecution

Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados


ROMANIA

Firm of the Year

Simion & Baciu


RUSSIA

Patent

Hogan Lovells



Trademark

Baker McKenzie



Copyright & Design

Hogan Lovells




SOUTH AFRICA

Patent

Spoor & Fisher


Trademark

Adams & Adams




SPAIN

Patent Contentious

Grau & Angulo



Trademark Contentious

Grau & Angulo


Patent Prosecution

ZBM Patents & Trademarks


Trademark Prosecution (Law Firms)

Garrigues



Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

PONS IP


Copyright

Garrigues




SWEDEN

Patent Contentious

Sandart & Partners


Trademark Contentious

Sandart & Partners



Patent Prosecution

Ström & Gulliksson


Trademark Prosecution

Groth & Co


Copyright & Design

Westerberg & Partners




SWITZERLAND

Patent Contentious

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal



Trademark Contentious

Lenz & Staehelin


Patent Prosecution

IPrime Rentsch Kaelin


Trademark Prosecution

Baker McKenzie



IP Transactions

Homburger




TURKEY

Patent

Gün + Partners


Trademark

Gün + Partners



Copyright & Design

NSN Law Firm


UKRAINE

Firm of the Year

Doubinsky & Osharova




UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Advisory & Contentious

Al Tamimi & Company



Prosecution

Gowling WLG




UNITED KINGDOM (ENGLAND)

Patent Contentious (Law Firms)

Powell Gilbert


Patent Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

EIP


Trademark Contentious (Law Firms)

Bird & Bird


Trademark Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Stobbs IP



Patent Prosecution

Carpmaels & Ransford


Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Potter Clarkson


Trademark Prosecution (Law Firms)

Wiggin


Copyright

Wiggin



Design

Gowling WLG



IP Transactions

Bristows



IP Set

8 New Square


Senior IP Barrister of the Year

Adrian Speck QC



Junior IP Barrister of the Year

Stuart Baran


UNITED KINGDOM (SCOTLAND)

Contentious

Burness Paull



Prosecution

HGF



IP Transactions

Dentons



Practitioner of the Year

Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert






REGIONAL AWARDS

AFRICA

Firm of the Year

Spoor & Fisher





MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Firm of the Year

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)



EUROPE

Patent Contentious

Hogan Lovells





SPC/Patent Prosecution

Maiwald



Trademark

Baker McKenzie




Copyright & Design

Taylor Wessing





BALTIC

Firm of the Year

Cobalt


BENELUX

Trademark

NautaDutilh





SCANDINAVIA

Firm of the Year

AWA


SPECIAL AWARDS

Europe In-House Team of the Year (Patent)

Oxford University/Oxford University Innovation



Europe In-House Team of the Year (Trademark) - in association with INCOPRO

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton



Europe Cross-border Patent Litigation Team of the Year

For Eli Lilly and Company (Pemetrexed patent): Hogan Lovells, VO, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, and König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse.



For Teva and others (Truvada SPC): Pinsent Masons, Taylor Wessing, Mishcon de Reya, df-mp, Maiwald, Grau & Angulo, Schertenleib Avocats, Ter Meer Steinmeister, and Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler.




IMPACT CASES

BELGIUM

SI Brompton Bicycle v Chedech/Get2Get (C-833/18)

Firm(s): Bird & Bird




DENMARK

Ilse Jacobsen (IJH A/S) v Morsø Skoimport

Firm(s): Berg Advokater and Lundgrens




FINLAND

The Finnish IP Office v Aarrekaivos (KHO 2020:73)

Firm(s): Eversheds Sutherland



A v B (C‑772/18)

Firm(s): Kolster




FRANCE

AR v Cooper International Spirits (C‑622/18)

Firm(s): Benoliel Avocats and Cabinet Damien Régnier



Eli Lilly vs Fresenius Kabi

Firm(s): Hogan Lovells



Santen SAS v INPI (C‑673/18)

Firm(s): Jones Day



Mylan v Merck Sharp & Dohme

Firm(s): Schertenleib Avocats



SAS TCT Mobile Europe v Koninklijke Philips

Firm(s): Schertenleib Avocats




GERMANY

Sisvel v Haier

Firm(s): Arnold Ruess and Eisenführ Speiser



Nokia v Daimler

Firm(s): Arnold Ruess and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan



Ferrari SpA v DU (C-720/18 and C-721/18)

Firm(s): rospatt osten pross


T 1159/15 (EPO Board of Appeal)

Firm(s): Müller-Boré & Partner



Constantin Film Verleih v YouTube and Google (C‑264/19)

Firm(s): Taylor Wessing



Royalty Pharma Collection Trust v German Patent and Trademark Office (C‑650/17)

Firm(s): Maiwald



KPN v HTC

Firm(s): Krieger Mes & Graf v der Groeben and Cohausz & Florack




HUNGARY

Gömböc Kft v National IP Office (C‑237/19)

Firm(s): Oppenheim




IRELAND

Ornua Co-operative v Hijos de Moises Rodriguez Gonzalez (R 1499/2016-G)

Firm(s): Tomkins




THE NETHERLANDS

Sisvel v Xiaomi

Firm(s): Brinkhof


Novartis v Mylan

Firm(s): Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


SPAIN

Atresmedia v AIE/AGEDI (C-147/19)

Firm(s): CMS


SWEDEN

Stim and SAMI v Fleetmanager Sweden (C‑753/18)

Firm(s): Lindahl


Telia Sverige v Warner Bros Entertainment & Ors

Firm(s): Synch


SWITZERLAND

Implantec v Stemcup Medical Products

Firm(s): Rentsch Partner and Meyerlustenberger Lachenal




UNITED KINGDOM

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals v Kymab

Firm(s): Powell Gilbert



Unwired Planet International v Huawei Technologies

Firm(s): EIP and Osborne Clarke



Evalve v Edwards Lifesciences

Firm(s): Taylor Wessing



Genentech v The Comptroller General of Patents

Firm(s): Fieldfisher



IPCom v Vodafone

Firm(s): Hogan Lovells and Bristows



Lenovo v Comptroller General of Patents

Firm(s): Blaser Mills



Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co v Celgard

Firm(s): Bird & Bird



Response Clothing v The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Firm(s): Taylors Solicitors



T 1621/16 (EPO Board of Appeal)

Firm(s): Gill Jennings & Every


Neurim Pharmaceuticals v Generics UK (t/a Mylan)

Firm(s): Taylor Wessing



Mexichem UK v Honeywell International

Firm(s): Potter Clarkson



The Racing Partnership v Sports Information Services

Firm(s): CMS and K&L Gates





Research methodology

The Managing IP Awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the world. Now in its 16th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions. Read about the practice areas and award categories at ipstars.com.

Each year our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys.

Before compiling the shortlists, our researchers evaluated the work data supplied by firms and, where applicable, reviewed publicly available information such as court and IP office records. They focused on work done or concluded in the previous year, particularly looking for case studies that were of great significance to clients and/or IP law and practice. Firms or individuals can also be shortlisted based on the researcher's independent research findings.

The research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme is rigorous and impartial. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research, but participation does not guarantee recognition. The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP, and no firm or individual can pay to influence the results. Any firm, regardless of its ranking in IP STARS, can win an MIP award.

The Managing IP Awards programme is distinct and separate from any other legal industry awards programmes organised by Euromoney and promoted on our website.

If you have any questions about the MIP Awards programme please contact Kingsley Egbuonu.


History of the MIP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremony attracts hundreds of guests from private practice and in-house as well as prominent figures in the IP industry. It is regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. In total, more than 1,000 guests attended the ceremonies in 2019 and 2020.

To find out who won in 2020, see EMEA Awards here, Americas Awards here, and Asia-Pacific Awards here. You can search and find all the previous MIP award winners on this website.

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