Bird & Bird takes home three top awards at the annual Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards

By Christian Harmsen, Morag Macdonald


Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property Group were last night named as the winners of three top awards at the Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards in London. The awards were: UK Trade Mark Contentious Team of the Year, IP Team of the Year (Hungary) and High Tech Team of the Year, Patents (Europe).

The group, spread across 23 key jurisdictions, is one of the largest and most respected IP teams in the world; with a contingent of 260 multi-lingual IP lawyers. They provide the full range of IP law service concerned with the creation, protection, exploitation and enforcement of inventions, brands and trade marks, copyright, designs and trade secrets.

Christian Harmsen, co-head of our International Intellectual Property Group, said: "These awards are testament to the hard work of our team across all of our offices. I would like to congratulate them on their commitment to high-quality service and continued innovation.”

Morag Macdonald, co-head of Bird & Bird’s International Intellectual Property Group, said: “We are thrilled to have won these awards which reflects Bird & Bird’s long established international reputation for its intellectual property expertise and the fact it is consistently rated a leader in this field.  We're particularly proud of our Hungarian team for showcasing our success in the CEE region.”

Now in its eighth 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 17 April 2013 and was attended by a number of industry leaders.