2023 Asia IP Awards winners crowned in Singapore

02 November 2023

2023 Asia IP Awards winners crowned in Singapore

Fifty-three firms from 24 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions took home trophies at the 14th annual Asia IP Awards, held November 2 at CHIJMES in Singapore.

The historic CHIJMES complex, which began life as a Catholic convent, is now a favorite night-life destination for Singaporeans and tourists alike. The awards ceremony was held in the former chapel, which was featured as the site of the high-society wedding in the 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asians, a point that was not lost on Mark Lim, director and chief legal counsel of the hearings and mediation department at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Lim, the evening’s keynote speaker, noted the importance of intellectual property to Hollywood studios like the one that released Crazy Rich Asians, and to the lawyers gathered in the room.

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. 

The China awards given at the evening’s ceremony honour international law firms for their work in China. Leading Chinese law firms are recognized annually with the Asia IP China Awards early each year. 

“There was once a time when much of the IP work done for the region was actually done outside of the region, but those days are in the past,” said Asia IP managing editor Gregory Glass. “In-house counsel know that they’ll usually get the results they’re after by using lawyers and law firms based here in Asia and the Pacific.”

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 2024 Asia IP Awards will be held in Manila in November 2024. 

Jurisdiction Winning Firm
Australia Copyright  Allens
Australia Patents  Spruson & Ferguson
Australia Trademarks Davies Collison Cave
Bangladesh IP Remfry & Son
Brunei IP CCW Partnership
Cambodia Patents Sok Siphana & Associates
Cambodia Trademarks BNG Legal
China Copyright Hogan Lovells
China Patents Bird & Bird
China Trademarks Baker McKenzie
Hong Kong Copyright ELLALAN
Hong Kong Patents Deacons
Hong Kong Trademarks SIPS
India Copyright Rahul Chaudhry & Partners
India Patents Anand and Anand
India Trademarks Remfry & Sagar
Indonesia Copyright Tilleke & Gibbins
Indonesia Patents HHP Law Firm
Indonesia Trademarks K&K Advocates
Japan Copyright Nakamura & Partners
Japan Patents Yuasa and Hara
Japan Trademarks TMI Associates
Laos Patents Kenfox IP & Law Office
Laos Trademarks Tilleke & Gibbins
Macau Patents BN IP
Macau Trademarks MdME Lawyers
Malaysia Copyright Shearn Delamore & Co.
Malaysia Patents Marks & Clerk
Malaysia Trademarks Wong Jin Nee & Teo
Mongolia IP ATS Partners
Myanmar IP U Myint Lwin Law Office
Nepal IP Apex Law Chambers
New Zealand Copyright Buddle Findlay
New Zealand Patents AJ Park
New Zealand Trademarks Simpson Grierson
Pakistan Copyright Ali & Associates
Pakistan Patents Ali & Associates
Pakistan Trademarks Sheikh Brothers
Philippines Copyright ACCRALaw
Philippines Patents Hechanova Group
Philippines Trademarks SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Singapore Copyright Drew & Napier
Singapore Patents Bird & Bird ATMD
Singapore Trademarks Allen & Gledhill
South Korea Copyright Lee & Ko
South Korea Patents Nam & Nam
South Korea Trademarks Kim & Chang
Sri Lanka Copyright Sudath Perera Associates
Sri Lanka Patents Julius & Creasy
Sri Lanka Trademarks John Wilson Partners
Taiwan Copyright Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law
Taiwan Patents Tsai, Lee & Chen
Taiwan Trademarks Lee and Li
Thailand Copyright WE IP
Thailand Patents Satyapon & Partners
Thailand Trademarks Tilleke & Gibbins
Vietnam Copyright S&O IP
Vietnam Patents Pham & Associates
Vietnam Trademarks Baker McKenzie
Asia Pacific Copyright Bird & Bird
Asia Pacific Patents Baker McKenzie
Asia Pacific Trademarks Tilleke & Gibbins


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