Bird & Bird's leading European IP team was recognised as 'Law Firm of the Decade - Europe' at last night's Managing IP (MIP) award ceremony, which also happened to be the 10th anniversary of the prestigious industry event.
Bird & Bird has been at the forefront of IP for more than 100 years and has one of the most respected IP groups in the world. This experience, quality of our work and passion for innovation differentiates Bird & Bird's IP group. Recognized as thought leaders in IP, Bird & Bird takes a cutting-edge approach and provides tailor-made IP strategies that drive competitive advantage. Whenever there is innovation in an industry, Bird & Bird follows it.
"We are honoured to receive this prestigious and unique award and feel it really highlights the hard work of Bird & Bird's international IP team" says Morag Macdonald, co-head of Bird & Bird's International IP Group.
Co-head Christian Harmsen adds: "We have always put quality first in our IP group and this award demonstrates the strength and the passion of all our IP people".
Following several high-profile victories for clients, including success for technology company, Velocys, in an infringement case against key competitor, CompactGTL Ltd, and a landmark win for pharma giant Actavis, the UK team also received 'UK Patent Contentious Firm of the Year'.
Our international group has been successful at every ceremony since the inception of these awards.