Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2023: the winners
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Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2023: the winners

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We hosted a gala dinner in Hong Kong SAR to celebrate with the Asia-Pacific winners of the 18th annual Managing IP Awards

Private practice and in-house practitioners joined us at the event last night to celebrate remarkable intellectual property achievements last year.

We presented several firm and practitioner awards and an in-house award. The children's entertainment company Spin Master took home this year's in-house award.

See all the winners below and the shortlists here. Some of the photos from the ceremony can be found here.

This is our final awards ceremony for the 18th annual Managing IP Awards programme (see the Americas and EMEA winners here). Thank you to all the firms and in-house teams that participated in our research.

The research for the 2024 edition will commence in September, and you can follow our updates here.

Congratulations to all the 2023 winners.


AUSTRALIA

Patent Disputes (Law Firms)

Ashurst

Patent Disputes (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Spruson & Ferguson

Patent Prosecution

FB Rice

Trademark (Law Firms)

Clayton Utz

Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Davies Collison Cave

Copyright & Design

Ashurst

IP Transactions & Advisory

Clayton Utz

Practitioner of the Year (Law Firms)

Kellech Smith, Ashurst

Practitioner of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Elizabeth Godfrey, Davies Collison Cave


CHINA

Patent Prosecution

China Patent Agent (HK)

Patent Disputes

King & Wood Mallesons

Trademark Prosecution

Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Trademark Disputes

Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Copyright & Design

Fangda Partners

IP Transactions & Advisory

Han Kun Law Offices

Foreign Firm

Rouse

Practitioner of the Year (Domestic Firms)

Alexandra Yang, Fangda Partners

Practitioner of the Year (Foreign Firms)

Elliot Papageorgiou, Gowling WLG


HONG KONG SAR

IP Disputes & Advisory

Ellalan

Prosecution

Robin Bridge & John Liu

Practitioner of the Year

Alan Chiu, Ellalan


INDIA

Patent Disputes

Anand and Anand

Patent Prosecution

K & S Partners

Trademark

Anand and Anand

Copyright & Design

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

IP Transactions & Advisory

Khaitan & Co

Practitioner of the Year

Pravin Anand, Anand and Anand


INDONESIA

Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins

Practitioner of the Year

Daru Lukiantono, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)


JAPAN

Patent Disputes

TMI Associates

Patent Prosecution

Hiroe and Associates

Trademark

TMI Associates

Foreign Firm

Hogan Lovells

Practitioner of the Year

Yoshiyuki Inaba, TMI Associates


MALAYSIA

IP Disputes & Advisory

Shearn Delamore & Co

IP Prosecution

Marks & Clerk

Practitioner of the Year

Karen Abraham, Shearn Delamore & Co


NEW ZEALAND

Firm of the Year

AJ Park

Practitioner of the Year

Jenni Rutter, Dentons Kensington Swan


THE PHILIPPINES

Firm of the Year

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan


SINGAPORE

Patent Disputes

Drew & Napier

Patent Prosecution

Donaldson & Burkinshaw

Trademark Disputes

Drew & Napier

Trademark Prosecution

Bird & Bird ATMD

Copyright & Design

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

IP Transactions & Advisory

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

IP Boutique

Amica Law

Practitioner of the Year

Jevon Louis, Shook Lin & Bok


SOUTH KOREA

Patent Disputes

Kim & Chang

Patent Prosecution

Lee International

Trademark

Kim & Chang

Copyright & Design

Lee & Ko

Practitioner of the Year

Un Ho Kim, Lee & Ko


TAIWAN

Firm of The Year

Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices

Practitioner of the Year

Gloria Lu, Lee and Li Attorneys at Law


THAILAND

Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins


VIETNAM

Firm of The Year

Tilleke & Gibbins


REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Trans-Tasman IP Firm of the Year

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Asia-Pacific IP Boutique of the Year

Spruson & Ferguson

Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year (Domestic Firms)

King & Wood Mallesons

Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year (Foreign Firms)

Rouse

In-House IP Team of the Year

Spin Master




Research methodology

The Managing IP Awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. Now in its 18th year, the programme covers several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. Read about the practice areas and award categories here.

Each year, our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, emails, and online surveys. We ask firms and in-house teams to complete their respective research forms here. This year's awards are based on last year's developments and information.

Before compiling the shortlists, our researchers evaluated 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, companies, and individuals can also win an award or be shortlisted based on our independent research findings alone.

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 the Managing IP award.

The Managing IP Awards programme is distinct and separate from any other legal industry awards programmes organised by Delinian (formerly Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) and promoted on our website.

Please contact Kingsley Egbuonu if you have research-related enquiries about the Managing IP Awards programme.


History of the Managing IP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremonies attract hundreds of guests, including in-house counsel and prominent public officials in the IP industry. The programme is widely regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. The previous winners of the Managing IP Awards can be found here.

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