Bird & Bird scoops four top awards for Intellectual Property


Bird & Bird’s IP Group has won four 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 Patent Firm of the year", "German Contentious IP Firm of the year", "Spanish Contentious IP Firm of the year" and "Singapore IP firm of the year" following Bird & Bird’s global association with ATMD.

Morag Macdonald, joint head of Bird & Bird’s International Intellectual Property Group, said; "We are thrilled to receive these awards which are a great support to the firm’s international strength and expertise in IP. With four awards in 2009, we hope to continue to build our recognised standings in this pre-eminent global IP survey."

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 key 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 fourth 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 the Dorchester Hotel, London, on 31 March 2009 and was attended by over 250 industry leaders.