DCC shines gold in World Trademark Review 1000 2016
Davies Collison Cave (DCC) is honoured to be among the leading firms ranking gold tier for enforcement and litigation, and highly recommended for prosecution and strategy in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2016.
WTR 1000 described the firm as follows:
The immense experience of DCC, coupled with its sheer size, makes it extremely hard to match. The [firm] regularly places top of the filing league tables; it also leads the market for searching and clearance, and has supervised high-profile rebrands. Meanwhile, marquee companies such as Facebook, Novartis and Burberry ply it with must-win opposition and litigation mandates. There is nothing it cannot do, and do well: it is the only Australian firm to be both highly recommended on the prosecution/strategy side and gold rated in litigation. It also has the largest number of individuals listed in the tables.
DCC is proud to have nine members of the Trade Mark Practice and Litigation group acknowledged as world leading trade mark professionals. The guide provided the following description on each of those that were recommended.
“A pure strategist with excellent foresight”, Chris Jordan is an engine of the enforcement practice, alongside fellow litigator John Hannebery. As adaptable as they come, Nick Holmes is hotly tipped for his “commercial approach and superb technical knowledge”. Michael Wolnizer is “the real deal” when it comes to internet-related matters. “Always sensible, always professional”, Marion Heathcote is a touchstone for those seeking watertight protection across Asia-Pacific. All-rounder Ian Drew is well accustomed to servicing the needs of multinationals, leveraging experience gained in the United Kingdom and Australia. Captaining the prosecution unit, Adam Sears is a prominent figure in the International Trademark Association (INTA) with his finger on the pulse of global trade mark developments. The firm has talent at all levels of its hierarchy: senior associate Fiona Brittain is a clearance and prep-and-pros whizz who is making her mark with her commercially astute advice. Luminary Trevor Stevens shares his unparalleled expertise on contested proceedings at the trade mark office as a consultant to the group.
Through extensive research WTR 1000 2016 identifies leading trade mark law firms and individuals, serving as the definitive tool to locating the best trade mark practitioners worldwide.
To see the full WTR 1000 guide click here