DCC Out & About – April 2015
What a busy start to 2015. You may have seen members of the firm out and about at events over the past 3 months. A few of the highlights are noted below:
ILO Client Choice Awards
Nick Holmes, a Davies Collison Cave partner and trade mark expert, was awarded the exclusive winner of the ILO Intellectual Property – Trademarks award for Australia for 2015. Nick was presented with the award at an event held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London on 19 February, 2015.
CFG – Agribusiness briefing
John Hughes attended the G21 Agribusiness forum in Geelong on 18 March, 2015. The Conference discussed the relationship between Asia and Australia from an agribusiness perspective, including the expected increase in the Asian population as well as the aging population over the coming years and the consequences for the food supply chain.
EA: Lunch – Engineering Jobs & Public Transport System for Vic
Engineers Australia hosted the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Employment at the Industry Fellows Lunch on 4 March, which Sam Mickan attended. The Minister outlined the new government’s strategy for creating engineering jobs and delivering a world-class public transport system designed to build capacity for a better Victoria.
The Great Shave
Sian Harrick, Trainee Patent Attorney at DCC bravely took part in the World’s Greatest Shave and gave up her mane to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation, a foundation that provides support to people facing the challenge of blood cancers and related disorders, as well as investing in vital research to find better treatments and cures.
Sian’s hair-raising efforts have so far generated an impressive $5000 in donations.
Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay
DCC cyclists Hayden Barke, Stephen Cogan, Mark Roberts, Alex Tzanidis and David Webber joined the MIMR-PHI Ride for Research cycle relay team in the annual Murray to Moyne cycle relay event.
The DCC riders participation in the 520 km ride assisted in raising funds for the Monash Institute of Medical Research / Prince Henry’s Institute (MIMR-PHI, soon to be renamed as The Hudson Institute) to support their pioneering medical research.
Annual Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Sandcastle Challenge 2015
A team of DCC staff participated in the DIA Sandcastle Challenge. Although they arrived inadequately equipped (the only team without shovels and spades) they did show up with a laundry bucket, a gardening trowel, a toddler-sized beach play-set and the bin from someone’s office. Hardly the tools required to build a sandcastle that would resist the force of the rising tide. The victor was the team whose structure held a flag aloft for the longest against the challenge of the tide.
Sadly as the tide came in, the DCC design proved no match for the brawn of the sandcastles constructed by the teams from the Billy Blue College of Design but a great day was had by all. In the end mother nature was the only victor.