Bird & Bird scoops three top awards for IP

11 April 2008

Bird & Bird’s IP Group has won three awards at this year’s Managing IP Global Awards ceremony in London.

The firm’s International Intellectual Property Group, led by Morag Macdonald and Wolfgang von Meibom, picked up the awards for “European Law Firm of the year”, “The European Patent case of the year” (for Nokia v. Interdigital) and “UK IP Contentious Law Firm of the year”.

Morag Macdonald, joint head of Bird & Bird’s International Intellectual Property Group, said; “We are delighted to receive this recognition for our work in IP. To be presented with one award is an achievement in itself, but three is fantastic and testament to the firm’s international strength and capability in this area.”

Bird & Bird has a long established international reputation for its intellectual property expertise and is consistently rated a leader in the field by the major legal directories. The group, spread across 11 jurisdictions in Europe and Asia, provides a full range of IP law services concerned with the creation, protection, exploitation and enforcement of inventions, brands and trade marks, copyright and designs.

Now in its third year, the Managing IP Global Awards is the culmination of MIP’s five month-long World IP Survey - using market research and in-depth interviews to pinpoint the firms, individuals and corporations excelling in IP. The ceremony took place at Claridges, London, on 9 April 2008 and was attended by over 250 industry leaders.


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