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IP prizes for MHC, William Fry,
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12 Apr 2024 / ip Print

Irish firms take prizes at Managing IP awards

Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC), William Fry, and McCann FitzGerald were among the winners of the Irish prizes at the annual Managing IP Awards.

The awards, now in their 20th year, cover several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions.

At a ceremony in London (11 April), MHC won the prizes for Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year, Copyright Firm of the Year, and IP Transactions & Advisory Firm of the Year.

Rising star

William Fry was named as Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year in Ireland for the second year running.

The firm’s senior associate Florence Meagher was also named as the inaugural Ireland Rising Star of the Year at the awards.

Meagher has experience in non-contentious intellectual-property law and intellectual-property strategy, as well as experience in large-scale, complex commercial litigation.

Fiona O’Beirne (McCann FitzGerald) was the Practitioner of the Year among Irish law firms.

McCann FitzGerald teams also won awards in two other categories: Europe Cross-Border Patent Litigation Team of the Year for work on Bristol-Myers Squibb (Apixaban) against generics; and the Team of the Year in the Europe Patent and Regulatory category for work on Biogen (Tecfidera) against generics.

HGF was named as Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year in Ireland, while the firm’s Marie Walsh was named Practitioner of the Year in the category for patent and trademark firms.

DLA Piper took the Patent Disputes Firm of the Year award for Ireland.

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