The winners of the inaugural Global IP Awards were honoured at a gala dinner London recently, with patent and trade mark attorneys from more than 50 countries represented at the event.
The Global IP Awards were developed by the IP Media Group, which publishes IAM
and World Trademark Review (WTR)
, the world’s leading intellectual property intelligence, analysis and data platforms. They recognise outstanding achievement in IP litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2018.
Adams & Adams was named Patent Firm of the Year for South Africa, and the newly published IP rankings guides of IAM
describe the firm as a “regional powerbroker
” and the “number one IP outfit in South Africa
“We are proud to have launched the Global IP Awards and to salute the achievements of what is a truly outstanding line-up of elite law and attorney firms,” said Joff Wild, editor in chief of the IP Media Group. “The work they do can often make the difference between clients’ business success and failure, so we believe it is only right that those who consistently make the right calls at the right time are recognised for their professionalism and expertise. That is what the Global IP Awards are all about.” Click here to view the full list of Global IP Awards winners.
“The recognition of our endeavours to meet and exceed our local and international clients’ expectations is gratifying,” noted Janice Galvad
, Chairperson - Patents at Adams & Adams. “We are honoured to be in the company of excellence!”IAM
also pronounced Adams & Adams as “the destination of choice among multinationals wanting to establish, protect and monetise their IP rights in a slew of countries with only a single point of contact. Lately, the firm has also seen an upswing in outbound work, especially in the field of plant breeders’ rights; it is helping local rights holders to cash in on the rising demand for South African fruit through the signing of lucrative licensing contracts.”