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MIP Asia-Pacific Awards 2021: shortlists revealed

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We have published the Asia-Pacific shortlists for the 16th annual Managing IP Awards, which will be hosted online this year

The Managing IP Awards programme recognises remarkable achievements and developments in the last year. Please see the research methodology below.

The traditional format of the programme is to publish the shortlists online and then reveal the winners at a special gala dinner. This year, we are hosting virtual ceremonies because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are the Firm of the Year shortlists for the Asia-Pacific Awards 2021.

We will host a virtual event on June 17 (3 pm HKT) to reveal the winners. Register for the event here.

Our business development manager Matthew Siu will contact all the shortlisted firms to offer them the opportunity to share their achievements and experiences.



 

JURISDICTIONAL CATEGORIES

AUSTRALIA                                                                           

Patent Contentious (Law Firms)

Allens

Ashurst

Clayton Utz

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Gilbert + Tobin

King & Wood Mallesons

MinterEllison



Patent Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Davies Collison Cave

Griffith Hack

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Spruson & Ferguson



Patent Prosecution

Davies Collison Cave

FB Rice

FPA Patent Attorneys

Griffith Hack

Halfords IP

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Shelston IP

Spruson & Ferguson



Trademark (Law Firms)

Addisons

Allens

Ashurst

Gilbert + Tobin

K&L Gates

King & Wood Mallesons

MinterEllison



Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Davies Collison Cave

FB Rice

Griffith Hack

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Shelston IP

Spruson & Ferguson



Copyright

Allens

Ashurst

Banki Haddock Fiora

Clayton Utz

Gilbert + Tobin

K&L Gates

MinterEllison



IP Transactions & Advisory

Addisons

Allens

Ashurst

Clayton Utz

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Gilbert + Tobin

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons




CHINA

Patent Contentious

China Patent Agent (HK)

Fangda Partners

Han Kun Law Offices

King & Wood Mallesons

Lifang & Partners

Wanhuida Intellectual Property



Patent Prosecution

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

China Patent Agent (HK)

King & Wood Mallesons

NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys

Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Wanhuida Intellectual Property



Trademark Contentious

Chang Tsi & Partners

JunHe

King & Wood Mallesons

Lifang & Partners

Wanhuida Intellectual Property



Trademark Prosecution

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Chang Tsi & Partners

China Patent Agent (HK)

King & Wood Mallesons

Lifang & Partners

Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Wanhuida Intellectual Property



Copyright & Design

Fangda Partners

Global Law Office

King & Wood Mallesons

Lifang & Partners

Wanhuida Intellectual Property



Foreign Firm of the Year

AWA

Bird & Bird

Deacons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Rouse

Wilkinson & Grist




HONG KONG SAR

Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Deacons

ELLALAN

Hogan Lovells

Robin Bridge & John Liu

Wilkinson & Grist




INDIA

Patent Contentious

Anand and Anand

Inttl Advocare

K & S Partners

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

S Majumdar & Co

Saikrishna & Associates



Patent Prosecution

Anand and Anand

K & S Partners

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

LexOrbis

Remfry & Sagar

S Majumdar & Co



Trademark Contentious

Anand and Anand

Fidus Law Chambers

Inttl Advocare

K & S Partners

Remfry & Sagar

Saikrishna & Associates



Trademark Prosecution

Anand and Anand

K & S Partners

Remfry & Sagar

RK Dewan & Co



Copyright

Anand and Anand

Beruar & Beruar

Fidus Law Chambers

Naik Naik & Company

Saikrishna & Associates



IP Transactions & Advisory

Anand and Anand

AZB & Partners

IndusLaw

Khaitan & Co

Naik Naik & Company

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas




INDONESIA

Firm of the Year

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Januar Jahja & Partners

K & K Advocates

Rouse (in association with Suryomurcito & Co)

SKC Law

Tilleke & Gibbins




JAPAN

Patent Contentious

Abe Ikubo & Katayama

Nakamura & Partners

Yuasa and Hara

TMI Associates

Kubota



Patent Prosecution

Aoyama & Partners

Shiga International Patent Office

Sugimura & Partners 

TMI Associates

Yuasa and Hara



Trademark

Aoyama & Partners

Kubota

Nakamura & Partners

TMI Associates



Foreign Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells

Paul Hastings

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan




MALAYSIA

Contentious

Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

Zaid Ibrahim & Co



Prosecution

Henry Goh & Co

Marks & Clerk

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)




NEW ZEALAND

Firm of the Year

AJ Park

Buddle Findlay

Dentons Kensington Swan

Ellis Terry

James & Wells

Simpson Grierson




PHILIPPINES

Firm of the Year

Baranda & Associates

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Federis & Associates

Hechanova Group

Quisumbing Torres



SINGAPORE

Patent Contentious

Allen & Gledhill

Amica Law

Bird & Bird ATMD

Drew & Napier

Ravindran Associates



Patent Prosecution

Bird & Bird ATMD

Donaldson & Burkinshaw

Drew & Napier

Marks & Clerk

Viering Jentschura & Partner



Trademark Contentious

Amica Law

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Bird & Bird ATMD

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

Rajah & Tann

Ravindran Associates



Trademark Prosecution

Amica Law

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Bird & Bird ATMD

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Donaldson & Burkinshaw

Drew & Napier

Gateway Law Corporation

Ravindran Associates



Copyright & Design

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Bird & Bird ATMD

Rajah & Tann

WongPartnership



IP Transactions & Advisory

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Bird & Bird ATMD

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

WongPartnership



IP Boutique

Amica Law

Francine Tan Law Corporation

Gateway Law Corporation

Mirandah Law/Mirandah Asia

Ravindran Associates




SOUTH KOREA

Patent Contentious

Bae Kim & Lee

FirstLaw PC

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Shin & Kim



Patent Prosecution

Bae Kim & Lee

FirstLaw PC

Kim & Chang

Lee International IP & Law

Muhann Patent & Law Firm

Nam & Nam



Trademark

Bae Kim & Lee

Cho & Partners

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Lee International IP & Law

Yulchon



Copyright & Design

Bae Kim & Lee

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Shin & Kim

Yulchon




TAIWAN

Firm of the Year

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law

Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law

Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices  

Tai E International Patent & Law Office

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm




THAILAND

Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Domnern Somgiat & Boonma

Satyapon & Partners

Tilleke & Gibbins

Zico IP




VIETNAM

Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

D&N International

Pham & Associates

Rouse

Tilleke & Gibbins

Vision & Associates




REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Trans-Tasman IP Firm of the Year

AJ Park

Davies Collison Cave

FPA Patent Attorneys

Griffith Hack

James & Wells

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick



Asia-Pacific IP Boutique of the Year

China Patent Agent (HK)

Davies Collison Cave

James & Wells

Mirandah Asia

Rouse

Spruson & Ferguson



Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

King & Wood Mallesons

MinterEllison

Norton Rose Fulbright

Tilleke & Gibbins



IMPACT CASES (revealed on June 17)







 

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.

Read about the EMEA Awards 2021 here and the Americas Awards 2021 here. To find out who won in 2020, see EMEA here, Americas here, and Asia-Pacific here. You can search and find all the previous MIP award winners on this website.

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