Technology, Media and Telecoms | 14 March 2016
Brodies LLP has been named Scotland IP Firm of the Year at the prestigious Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards in London for the third consecutive time.
Partners Robert Buchan and Gill Grassie and Associate Shona Tennant from Brodies’ IP team attended the awards dinner to receive the accolade, which recognised the wide range of specialist advice they had provided to clients over the past year, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector where they were involved in a prominent patent dispute.
Now in their 11th year, the Managing IP Global Awards, held last week at Savoy Hotel, London, are the highlight of the global IP calendar. The winners are chosen by Managing IP’s team of editors and researchers, based on the publication’s world IP survey, recent market developments and client feedback.
Some key work undertaken by the Brodies IP team over the last year includes acting for PRS for Music in its copyright enforcement campaign in Scotland and acting in a multi-jurisdictional patent dispute. The team also advised a leading education and examination provider on the protection and enforcement its intellectual property, both in the UK and internationally. This involved advising on trademarks and logos, and taking action against infringing third parties.
Other highlights over the past year have included acting for TripAdvisor, Krispy Kreme, Facebook Inc., Oil States International, Glasgow Caledonian University, DC Thomson and the Scotch Whisky Association.
The accolade follows Brodies’ ‘Gold’ ranking earlier this year in the World Trademark Review’s global list of the 1,000 leading trademark professionals – also the third consecutive year the firm has achieved this prestigious recognition. For the first time Brodies was the only Scottish firm to be listed in the gold category.
Gill Grassie, Head of IP Dispute Resolution at Brodies, said: “We are delighted to once again be named the Scotland IP Firm of the Year, and for our achievements to be recognised for the third year in a row. Our dedicated IP team is proud to assist our clients in Scotland and abroad in protecting their intellectual property and innovation and we thank them for their continued support, which made this award possible. We certainly won’t be resting on our laurels and this recognition will only encourage us to set the bar for the quality of our service even higher.”