DCC maintains gold tier ranking status in the World Trademark Review 1000 2014
The World Trade Mark Review 1000 (WTR1000 2014) has again ranked Davies Collison Cave as a ‘Gold tier firm in Australia’ for trademark enforcement and litigation and ranked the firm in the top tier of ‘highly recommended’ for trademark prosecution and strategy. The WTR 1000 is one of the trade mark industry’s most credible guides. Through exhaustive qualitative research the WTR publication identifies the leading trade mark practitioners and firms in more than 70 key jurisdictions.
WTR 1000 described the firm as follows:
Davies Collison Cave boasts some of the finest trade mark prosecution and portfolio development capabilities in the country, and also acquits itself with distinction on the contentious side. It has the highest number of individuals ranked in the WTR1000 of any Australian firm.
DCC is proud to have eight members of the Trade Mark practice acknowledged as world leading Trade Mark professionals. The guide provided the following write up for each individual.”
“Michael Wolnizer practises across the trade mark spectrum, but is particularly feted for his insight on internet-related trademark affairs; he heads the domain name practice group. Consummate strategic adviser Marion Heathcote is a go-to for Asia-Pacific portfolio management, while “superb litigator” John Hannebery handles all kinds of contentious IP matters with aplomb. An “intellectual with a great sense of humour”, all-rounder Nick Holmes adds tremendous value through his knowledge of both Australian and New Zealand trademark law. Adam Sears is another versatile operator with a shrewd understanding of international trade mark issues. The firm has a strong bench of up-and-coming talent; senior associates Fiona Brittain and Ian Drew are shining examples who both win plaudits in the non-contentious sphere. Known for his “innovative trademark hearings work”, the “inimitable” Trevor Stevens retired from partnership in 2013, but continues to provide guidance as a consultant.”
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