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48 Firms Take Home Trophies at the 2019 Asia IP Awards

Issued: November 11 2019

Baker McKenzie won multiple Awards, including Asia Pacific Trademark Firm of the Year

Forty-eight firms from 19 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions took home trophies at the 10th annual Asia IP Awards, held November 8 at the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei.


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 2019. The event also named international award winners in each of the practice areas. The complete list of winners follows this press release.


“There is a significant amount of high-level intellectual property work being done in Asia,” said Asia IP publisher Darren Barton. “Each year, the competition to win an Asia IP Award becomes more and more competitive.”


This year saw the launch of the China International Awards, honouring international law firms for their work in China. Baker McKenzie took the inaugural trademark award, Bird & Bird the patent award and SIPS – Simone Intellectual Property Services – the copyright award. Leading Chinese law firms will be recognized with the Asia IP China Awards early next year.


Three international law firms won multiple awards at the event, either in multiple practice areas or multiple jurisdictions. Global firm Baker McKenzie-affiliated firms won four awards on the evening, including the regional Asia Pacific award for its trademark work. Bird & Bird won for its regional patent work, its China work and for its trademark work in Singapore as Bird & Bird ATMD. Hogan Lovells was recognized for its regional copyright work, as well as for its copyright work in Vietnam.


“The days of using a far-off law firm to do your work in Asia are mostly in the past,” said Asia IP managing editor Gregory Glass. “In-house counsel increasingly turn to Asia- and Pacific-based law firms because they know that those firms are consistently doing high-quality work.”


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 2020 Asia IP Awards will be held in Gold Coast, Australia, in November 2020.



Photos from the event, which should be credited to Asia IP, are available for download here.



201Asia IP Awards Winning Firms



Copyright – McCullough Robertson

Patents – Spruson & Ferguson

Trademarks – Davies Collison Cave



Sok Siphana & Associates


China International

Copyright – SIPS

Patents – Bird & Bird

Trademarks – Baker McKenzie


Hong Kong

Copyright – Mayer Brown

Patents – Deacons

Trademarks – Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu



Copyright – Singh & Singh

Patents – LexOrbis

Trademarks – Anand and Anand



Copyright – K&K Advocates

Patents – SKC Law

Trademarks – HHP Law Firm



Copyright – Yuasa and Hara

Patents – TMI Associates

Trademarks – Nakamura & Partners



DSL Lawyers



Copyright – Rahmat Lim & Partners 

Patents – Shearn Delamore & Co.

Trademarks –Wong Jin Nee & Teo



U Myint Lwin Law Office


New Zealand

Copyright – Baldwins Intellectual Property

Patents – Catalyst Intellectual Property

Trademarks – AJ Park



Copyright – Vellani & Vellani

Patents – Ali & Associates

Trademarks – Sheikh Brothers


The Philippines

Copyright – Hechanova Group

Patents – SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Trademarks – Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz



Copyright – Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Patents – Drew & Napier

Trademarks – Bird & Bird ATMD


South Korea

Copyright – Lee International IP & Law

Patents – Lee & Ko

Trademarks – Kim & Chang


Sri Lanka

Copyright – Sudath Perera Associates

Patents – Julius & Creasy

Trademarks – John Wilson Partners



Copyright – Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices

Patents – Lee and Li

Trademarks – Tsai Lee & Chen



Copyright – Tilleke & Gibbins

Patents – Satyapon & Partners

Trademarks – Domnern Somgiat & Boonma



Copyright – Hogan Lovells

Patents – Pham & Associates

Trademarks – Baker McKenzie


Asia Pacific

Copyright – Hogan Lovells

Patents – Bird & Bird

Trademarks – Baker McKenzie


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