Our IP team was last night awarded IPEC Firm of the Year at the 17th annual Managing IP awards. The awards were held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
One of eight firms shortlisted in the hotly contested Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) firm of the year category, the win is another milestone in the team’s ambition to be recognised as one of the top IP teams in the marketplace.
The IPEC is a specialist IP court within the High Court, which aims to provide a procedure for intellectual property litigation which is speedier and less costly than is the case in the rest of the High Court. The IP team is well placed and highly experienced in representing clients in this forum, having issued proceedings in a substantial number of cases in the last couple of years, including success at trial in the Claydon Yield O Meter v Mzuri patent dispute in 2021, and the Marflow v Cassellie patent dispute in 2019. This award recognises the team’s successes and experience.
Managing IP awards showcase the best providers and suppliers of IP services across the globe and recognise the firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market.
Commenting on the win, national head of IP Nick Briggs said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won this competitive category at these prestigious industry awards, especially amongst such high calibre competition. It is a great honour and testament to the hard work and standard of work the team has been undertaking over the past 12 months and beyond. Every member of the team has played a part in this fabulous award which moves us closer to our goal of being one of the leading national IP teams. Finally, and above all else, we look for success for our clients who trust us with their work, and to whom we extend our thanks”.
The team has recently expanded its regional footprint with the further development of our Sheffield office and the firm’s move into Bristol provides an opportunity to extend westwards our strong reputation in the Midlands market.
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Nick helps UK and international clients enforce and protect their Intellectual Property rights, and defends those accused of infringing IPRs.