Thirty-eight firms from 16 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions took home trophies at the sixth annual Asia IP Awards, held November 13 in Okinawa, Japan.
The awards named top trademarks, patents and copyright practices as determined by in-house counsel from Asia, Europe and the Americas. More than 5,000 in-house counsel were polled by Asia IP magazine throughout the first part of 2015. The event also named international award winners in each of the practice areas.
"There is an impressive amount of top-level intellectual property work being done in Asia," said Asia IP publisher Darren Barton. "The competition this year is perhaps the best we've seen in the history of the awards."
Seven different firms won multiple awards at the event, either in multiple practice areas or multiple jurisdictions, including Julius & Creasy, which won two awards on the evening:
- Sri Lanka trademarks
- Sri Lanka copyright
"In-house counsel know that law firms based in Asia and the Pacific are doing quality work, on par with that which is done anywhere in the world," said Asia IP managing editor Gregory Glass. "There is an incredible amount of high-quality IP work being done in this region."
Asia IP is a vital source of intelligence for IP-owning companies active in Asia, and international law firms which want to keep ahead of the key issues. The magazine includes a range of in-depth features, news and analysis designed to meet the information needs of in-house counsel, senior business leaders and partners at Asian and international law firms.
The 2016 Asia IP Awards will be held October 8, 2016, in Bali, Indonesia