IP Update – December 2009 Issue 6

IP Update – December 2009 Issue 6

IP Update – December 2009 Issue 6

Foreword

As the year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and staff for your support throughout the year. We were again honoured this year to receive two industry awards: Australasian Legal Business Award for IP Specialist Firm of the Year and the World Leaders International IP Award for ASIA PACIFIC – Excellence in Trademark Practice/Litigation.

Our people continue to be recognised by the profession for their outstanding contributions; Marion Heathcote was recently presented with the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) award for the Advancement of Trademark Law, an award which recognises individuals who provide exemplary volunteer service to INTA in a specific year; and Peter Huntsman was elected as President of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) for a three year term.

It is also a year in which we welcomed three staff to join our partnership: Richard Brown, Paula de Bruyn and William Hird. The firm continues to expand, recruiting staff at all levels within the firm and also in each of the firm’s main offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. On behalf of Davies Collison Cave we wish all our clients and staff Seasons Greetings, Peace and Happiness in the New Year.

In this issue

Case Studies

Practice Updates