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 2023. The event, the first held in person since the 2019 awards in Taipei due to the Covid-19 pandemic, also named Asia-Pacific award winners in each of the practice areas. The complete list of winners follows.
“There is so much 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.”
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 patent work, its patent work in China, its patent work in Indonesia (as HHP Law Firm) and its trademark work in Vietnam. Tilleke & Gibbins was recognized for its copyright work in Indonesia, its trademark work in Laos, its trademark work in Thailand and for its regional trademark work. Bird & Bird won for its regional copyright work, its China patent work and for its patent work in Singapore as Bird & Bird ATMD.