Media Release: Clayton Utz wins Intellectual Property Team of the Year at 2022 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

18 Aug 2022
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Our Intellectual Property and Technology (IP&T) team was among the winners at the 2022 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards held in Sydney last Friday evening.

The Intellectual Property Team of the Year award recognises the team’s outstanding achievements over the past 12 months – including several stand-out matters for clients across a range of sectors, their collaborative approach to working with other teams within Clayton Utz, and their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Highlights for the team over the last 12 months included acting for Novartis in the Gilenya patent litigation, for the Commonwealth of Australia in securing the copyright in the Aboriginal flag, advising on numerous technology projects including drafting the New Procurement Framework for Government, and a strong pro bono commitment.

IP&T National Practice Leader John Collins described the win as "sensational". “This is the second time in four years that we’ve won this award – which is a testament to the reputation of our practice in both transactional matters and disputes, as well as the exceptional talent we have across the team nationally.”

He added:

This is a richly rewarding area of legal practice which continues to evolve and provide our team with challenging, complex and interesting work. In particular, we’re seeing more technology project work from banks, business and government clients, along with earlier engagement from clients on IP generation and regulatory issues.

On the disputes side, the team has over 20 matters before the Federal Court, involving a broad range of Copyright Tribunal, patent and trade mark enforcement issues and regulatory reviews.

The win comes off the back of Brisbane-based IP/IT partner Cameron Gascoyne being named Partner of the Year in the Intellectual Property category at the 2022 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year awards.

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