DCC News and DCC Out & About

DCC News and DCC Out & About

DCC News and DCC Out & About


Davies Collison Cave is proud to have been announced as the winner of the 2013 Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Awards ‘Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in Australia’.

As Australia’s largest dedicated trade mark law practice, filing the most trade mark applications in Australia each year, we take great pride in being acknowledged for our professional experience, expertise and leadership.

Corporate Intl Magazine is a global business publication both online and print, with a readership of 125,000 people.

Bio 2013

In April Chicago hosted the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology community. If you were in Chicago during the BIO International conference you may have run into our DCC representatives Dr Gavin Recchia and Dr Tania Obranovich. During the conference they took the opportunity to catch up with their contacts and friends from around the world.


DCC hosted the BioMelbourne May Briefing – “Rethinking Your Patent Strategy”. DCC took the audience through the most important aspects of the IP Law changes and provided recommendations on how patent protection and enforcement strategies need to be modified to meet the challenges of this rapidly changing landscape.


DCC has been actively involved with the Biotech industry over the past few months. Earlier this year DCC became a sponsor of BioSA. Part of this sponsorship included hosting the ‘AusBiotech Business Development Forum Welcome Reception in Adelaide at which Mathew Lucas and John Hughes, partners of DCC, gave a welcome speech.

DCC and AusBiotech continued to build on the success of the University Leader Speaker Series by welcoming faculty leaders from the University of Sydney to the DCC Sydney office. Dr Anders Hallgren, Director of Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships at the University, was joined by key Professors to showcase the work of the University to interested parties in the biotechnology and medical devices industries.

Mark Roberts and Robert Finn, partners of DCC, attended the AusMedtech Conference 2013 which was held in Melbourne for the first time. It provided Mark and Robert with the opportunity to meet with key stakeholders of the Australian and international medical devices and diagnostics sector and discuss the major issues in global medtech success and the emerging markets.

Life Science Queensland

Part of DCC’s founding sponsorship to LSQ included sponsoring the ‘Life Sciences in Parliament’ event held in Brisbane. The event raised awareness of the challenges and opportunities that the life sciences industry provide for a diversified Queensland. The Hon Ian Walker MP, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and The Arts, spoke at the event.

DCC and Hynes Breakfast IP Workshop

On May 8th DCC and Hynes Lawyers in Brisbane teamed up to provide a before Breakfast and after Workshop that involved the analysis of a real life case study of a successful intellectual property protection strategy. It provided a unique opportunity to see how an IP protection strategy was developed and implemented, as well as highlighting the issues that the client faced in implementation and how they were overcome. Alistair Smith (DCC) and Rachel Sciascia (Hynes) created a highly interactive event which involved lots of questions, answers and discussions. Due to the success a follow up event is planned for August. If you are interested in attending please contact events@davies.com.au.

INTA 2013

If you were at the annual International Trademark Association (INTA) conference in Dallas from 4th May – 8th May 2013 you may have caught up with Marion Heathcote, Trevor Stevens, Michael Wolnizer, Adam Sears, Nick Holmes, Brett Lewis, Ian Drew, Carly Mansell, Chris Jordan, David Webber and Ross Clark from DCC.

Amongst the many and varied networking events DCC hosted the traditional BBQ event complete with Aussie beer and wines, Akubra hats, blow up Kangaroos and glorious sunshine. INTA proved once again to be a fantastic opportunity to catch up with clients and associates from around the world. We are already looking forward to Hong Kong INTA 2014.