Congratulations were in order for Bird & Bird's international IP team last night at the European MIP Award ceremony in London. The team was nominated for 21 categories across our European offices, more than any other firm nominated, and took home:
• Impact Case of the Year: Actavis Group PTC EHF & Ors v ICOS Corporation & Anor
• Impact Case of the Year: Warner Music UK Ltd & Anor v Tunein Inc
• Patent Contentious Firm of the Year - Germany
• Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year - Europe
These wins, all in very different categories and different areas of IP Law, really demonstrate our solid strength across all areas of IP, proving that we are truly a one-stop-shop.
Christian Harmsen, co-Head of the firm's international IP Group was attending on the night and said "This is a great win for our international practice, and showcases our team both nationally and internationally. All have been working hard to steer clients through current and future challenges. Christian went on to congratulate our German patents team, who are “once again proven as market leaders with an exceptional group of creative patent litigators and technically focussed patent attorneys” and our UK team "for their important role in two of the largest reported cases on the copyright and patents front in recent years"
Our group has been successful at every ceremony since the inception of these awards.