Law firm Burness Paull LLP has won the United Kingdom (Scotland) Contentious Firm of the Year category for the first time at he 14th Annual IP Awards.
In each of the last three years it has acted in more than 70% of all actions raised in the Scottish Intellectual Property Court, which includes securing wins in the most significant patent and trade mark cases heard in Scotland last year.
“Securing this prestigious accolade has been a long term goal for the practice,” explained Colin Hulme who leads the firm’s contentious IP practice.
“It is recognition of the tremendous progress made by the team not just in the last year, but in recent years. Our ambitious objective is to be recognised as the leading IP practice in Scotland and this award is an important step on the way to achieving that.”
The firm has acted to protect the brands of famous names such as Harris Tweed and Sky Sports. The protection of confidential information and trade secrets is also an important element of its work, especially for clients in the ultra-competitive Oil & Gas sector.
“The team have the privilege of working with some of the best Scottish and Global clients and, of course, this award could not have been secured without their continued support and trust in us.
We have ambitious plans to continue to add to our client roster and to our team, and winning this award will help us do so.”
Burness Paull is one of only two Scottish member firms in the UK Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association, which lobbies for improvements to the law, and the practice of IP law.