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Best Law Firms in Asia and the Pacific Recognised

Issued: October 12 2016

Forty-eight firms from 19 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions took home trophies at the seventh annual Asia IP Awards, held October 17 at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.


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 2016. The event also named international award winners in each of the practice areas.


For the first time, the Asia IP Awards also named top IP practices in Myanmar, Macau and Cambodia. U Myint Lwin Law Office, DSL Lawyers and BNG Legal took home those first-time awards, which honoured the firm’s entire IP team rather than focusing on a specific practice area.


“There is a large amount of top-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 difficult.”


Five different firms won multiple awards at the event, either in multiple practice areas or multiple jurisdictions.


“In-house counsel are turning to Asia- and Pacific-based law firms because they know that those firms  are consistently doing high-quality work,” said Asia IP managing editor Gregory Glass. “We’re excited to be watching law firms doing such good 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 2017 Asia IP Awards will be held November 3, 2017, in Auckland.




Full list of winners:


Patents: Spruson & Ferguson 

Trademarks: Davies Collison Cave

Copyright: King & Wood Mallesons



BNG Legal



Patents: CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Trademarks:  AWA Asia

Copyright: Kangxin Partners


Hong Kong

Patents: Deacons

Trademarks: Baker & McKenzie

Copyright: Mayer Brown JSM




Patents: Anand & Anand

Trademarks: Remfry & Sagar

Copyright: Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi




Patents: Pacific Patent

Trademarks: Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

Copyright: K&K Advocates




Patents: Nakamura & Partners

Trademarks: Hogan Lovells

Copyright: TMI Associates




DSL Lawyers




Patents: Marks & Clerk

Trademarks: Shearn Delamore & Co

Copyright:  Wong Jin Nee & Teo




U Myint Lwin Law Office


New Zealand

Patents: Baldwins Intellectual Property

Trademarks: AJ Park

Copyright: Baldwins Intellectual Property




Patents: Bharucha & Co

Trademarks: Sheikh Brothers

Copyright: Ali & Associates




Patents: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Trademarks: Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Copyright: Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia




Patents: Allen & Gledhill

Trademarks: Drew & Napier

Copyright: Bird & Bird ATMD



South Korea

Patents: Lee & Ko

Trademarks: Kim & Chang

Copyright: Kim & Chang



Sri Lanka

Patents: Julius & Creasy

Trademarks: John Wilson Partners

Copyright: Sudath Perera Associates




Patents: Tai E International Patent & Law Office

Trademarks: Lee and Li

Copyright: Tsar & Tsai




Patents: Domnern Somgiat & Boonma

Trademarks: Tilleke & Gibbins

Copyright: Tilleke & Gibbins




Patents: Pham & Associates

Trademarks: Baker & McKenzie

Copyright: Hogan Lovells




Patents: Bird & Bird

Trademarks: Baker & McKenzie

Copyright: Hogan Lovells



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