Addisons ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 edition

Addisons is thrilled to be ranked as a leading law firm in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 edition.

The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.

The rankings are based on a series of criteria, they highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

The Legal 500 described the Addisons Intellectual Property team as…

“Addisons fields an ‘extremely talented’ team, with ‘a number of attorneys that are responsive, client-centric and a pleasure to work with’. The firm is noted for its trade mark practice, where it advises large domestic and international brands on brand strategy and protection in Australia, and also represents Australian companies in trade mark and trade dress disputes, often involving foreign rights holders. The trade marks team is jointly led by Karen Anne Hayne and Donna Short, the latter of whom also has experience of IP commercialisation and IP-driven transactions. Food and beverage, consumer goods and technology are among the team’s sector-specific strengths.”

The Legal 500, 2021

Partners Donna Short and Karen Anne Hayne were recognised as recommended lawyers.

A testimonial from the Legal 500

“This is an extremely talented firm with a number of quality attorneys that are responsive, client-centric, and a pleasure to work with. The bench strength is remarkable with Karen Hayne, Donna Short, and Tim Clarke. You cannot find a more experienced and established team to work with.”

Testimonial from the Asia Pacific Legal 500

The Legal 500 noted the following recent key matters that highlight the teams experience:

  • Advised Virgin Enterprises on all facets of the Virgin Group’s brand protection, registration and enforcement in connection with the Virgin brand in Australia.
  • Acted on behalf of TSG Interactive Services‘ subsidiary Rational Intellectual Holdings in respect of two opposition proceedings in relation to “Star”-related trade marks.
  • Acting on behalf of Bega Cheese on appeal by Kraft-Heinz to the Full Federal Court in respect of judgement of Federal Court of Australia in favour of Bega.

Congratulations to the team.