The Managing IP Awards programme recognises remarkable achievements and developments in the past 12 months. The shortlists are based on information obtained during the research for the 2019 edition of IP STARS (concluded in January 2019). A summary of our research process is given below.
Trophies will be presented to the winners at the awards ceremony on March 20 at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Special awards will also be presented at the ceremony.
Our awards programme changed in 2018. Read more about this and our research process below. The EMEA Awards ceremony will be followed by our Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong on March 20 and Americas Awards in New York on April 4.
Congratulations to all the firms shortlisted this year.
ASIA-PACIFIC AWARDS 2018 – FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Australia Copyright: Baker McKenzie
Australia IP Transactions & Advisory: Clayton Utz
Australia Patent Contentious: Herbert Smith Freehills
Australia Patent Prosecution: FB Rice
Australia Trade Mark Contentious: Ashurst
Australia Trade Mark Prosecution: Davies Collison Cave
China Copyright: Hogan Lovells
China Patent Contentious: King & Wood Malleson
China Patent Prosecution: JunHe
China Trade Mark Contentious: King & Wood Mallesons
China Trade Mark Prosecution: CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
China Foreign Law Firm: Rouse
Hong Kong Contentious : Deacons
Hong Kong Prosecution: Hogan Lovells
India Copyright: Rajeshwari & Associates
India IP Transactions & Advisory: Khaitan & Co
India Patent Contentious: Anand & Anand
India Patent Prosecution: Remfry & Sagar
India Trade Mark Contentious: Singh & Singh
India Trade Mark Prosecution: Anand & Anand
Indonesia: Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Japan Patent Contentious: Ohno & Partners
Japan Patent Prosecution: Yuasa & Hara
Japan Trade Mark Contentious: Nakamura & Partners
Japan Trade Mark Prosecution: Shiga International Patent Office
Japan Foreign Firm: Hogan Lovells
Malaysia Contentious: Cheang & Ariff
Malaysia Prosecution: Shearn Delamore & Co
New Zealand Contentious: Henry Hughes
New Zealand Prosecution: Buddle Findlay
The Philippines: Quisumbing Torres
Singapore Patent Contentious: Ravindran Associates
Singapore Trade Mark Contentious: Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow
Singapore Prosecution: Drew & Napier
South Korea Copyright: Bae Kim & Lee
South Korea Patent Contentious: Kim & Chang
South Korea Patent Prosecution: FirstLaw PC
South Korea Trade Mark Contentious: Kim & Chang
South Korea Trade Mark Prosecution: Lee International IP & Law Group
Taiwan: Formosa Transnational
Thailand: Tilleke & Gibbins
Vietnam: Tilleke & Gibbins
Asia-Pacific IP Advocate: David Catterns
Asia-Pacific IP Practitioner: Eiji Katayama (Abe Ikubo & Katayama)
Asia-Pacific In-House IP Team: Tencent
Special Recognition – Innovation in IP: Hogan Lovells
Asia-Pacific IP Boutique : Nakamura & Partners
Asia-Pacific CSR : Tilleke & Gibbins
Asia-Pacific IP Transactions & Advisory: Tsar & Tsai
Asia-Pacific IP: Baker McKenzie
Click here to read about all the past winners and shortlists.
Awards research process
The research for the awards was conducted by our IP STARS research team, with input from Managing IP’s editorial team. Each year our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys. Before compiling the shortlists, research analysts also review publicly available information (such as court or IP office data) and existing data we hold on firms. A firm can be shortlisted even if it did not make a submission. Participation in our research does not guarantee listing.
The research is rigorous and impartial. No firm can pay to be included or to influence the results. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research. The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP or rankings in IP STARS. Any firm, regardless of ranking, can win any of our awards. Learn more about IP STARS research at www.ipstars.com/general/about.
If you have any questions about the shortlists or research please contact the research editor, Kingsley Egbuonu firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our new awards programme
Managing IP's first awards ceremony (in 2006) was attended by more than 130 guests including the late Sir Hugh Laddie, who was presented with a lifetime achievement award. This industry-leading IP awards programme has expanded in recent years. Since 2008, we’ve held a Global Awards ceremony (excluding North America) in London and a North America ceremony in Washington DC.
Following feedback from guests, we changed the format in 2018: the coverage of our North America Awards expanded to include South America and the ceremony moved to New York City; the London ceremony (formerly the Global Awards ceremony) became the Managing IP EMEA Awards; and we launched the Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong. Among other things, this new regional format allows us to feature more award categories.