Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

South Australian IP firm recognised in annual survey

ADELAIDE, 17 November, 2015 - South Australian intellectual property firm Madderns has again been recognised in the annual Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook which covers the top-rated firms and practitioners for patent, trade mark and copyright work in over 80 countries.

The handbook identifies the top rated practitioners as IP Stars, which are named after a comprehensive process involving electronic surveys and face-to-face interviews, taking in feedback from peers and users of the intellectual property system.

“Madderns is the largest IP firm in South Australia and widely recognised as one of the top mid-sized firms.”

Senior Partner, Craig Vinall, along with fellow partners Martin Pannall, Mark O’Donnell, Anthony Lee and Louise Emmett have all been recognised as IP Stars.

Louise received a "2 tick" ranking for both trade mark prosecution and trade mark strategy. Of the 36 IP Stars ranked for trade mark prosecution in Australia, Louise was one of only six who achieved a rating of two or more ticks. For trade mark strategy, Louise was one of just three individuals to receive such a rating out of the 47 Australian IP Stars named under that category. In addition, Martin and Anthony were also named as IP Stars for trade mark prosecution.

Craig, Martin, Mark and Anthony were named as IP Stars in the areas of patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent strategy & counselling and patent opinion. Mark again received a coveted "3 tick" ranking for patent prosecution; the only individual to receive this nationally.

“We congratulate our IP Stars for the recognition they have received and acknowledge their consistency, all having  been previously identified as IP Stars in 2014, as well as  being the only IP Stars recognised in South Australia,” said Tom Melville, Managing Partner.

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About Madderns:

Madderns is a leading Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm that assists Australian and New Zealand businesses take their great ideas to the world.

We have the experience expertise and proven track record to provide the highly specialist, intellectual property services and advice needed to secure, and defend, the brands and technology underpinning the successes of our client’s businesses.

With a client base including businesses, both big and small, with interests in Australia, New Zealand and overseas, we are adept at meeting the varied needs of our clients and providing our assistance at a  local level or over distance as needed.

We are driven by the opportunity to contribute to our clients’ successes, and place a high emphasis on developing long-term relationships.

We maintain a very high standard of practice and strive to:

  • Exceed best practice in all aspects of what we do;
  • Be a trusted advisor to our clients; and
  • Be enthusiastic and creative in our approach.

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Madderns is a leading Australian patent and trade mark attorney firm based in Adelaide. Founded in 1968, the firm provides specialist advice and assistance to many clients, within Australia and internationally, on all aspects of intellectual property law. Madderns specialises particularly in the protection of intellectual property rights by patents, trade marks and design registrations, both in Australia and overseas. Further detail on the firm is available at www.madderns.com.au.
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P: 0883118311
M: 0409127991
W: www.madderns.com.au





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