Brodies LLP has been named Scotland IP Firm of the Year at the prestigious Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards in London for the fourth consecutive year.
Partners Robert Buchan and Gill Grassie and Associate Shona Tennant from Brodies’ IP team received the accolade, which recognizes excellence in innovation and specialist intellectual property work.
Now in their 12th year, the Managing IP Global Awards are the highlight of the global IP calendar. Winners are selected by Managing IP’s team of editors and researchers, based on the publication’s world IP survey, recent market developments and client feedback.
Projects undertaken by Brodies’ IP team over the last year included working with Powerleague on a brand partnership with Adidas, and leading and coordinating an international trade mark dispute for a Scottish based company covering over 30 countries. The team also advised a global oil and gas services company on international patent rights ahead of launching new technology and worked with the University of Edinburgh on establishing a joint venture to accelerate the commercialization of patentable technology developed by the Roslin Institute, which was home to Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.
The accolade follows Brodies’ Gold ranking earlier this year in the World Trademark Review’s global list of leading trademark professionals, which was also the fourth consecutive year that the firm’s IP team has achieved recognition for the quality of its work in this area.