DUBLIN, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William Fry was awarded Irish Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2011 by Managing Intellectual Property at its annual global awards ceremony in London's Dorchester Hotel on April 6, 2011.
The prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in Intellectual Property, saw William Fry win out over competition from other Intellectual Property firms in Ireland.
William Fry has Ireland's premier Intellectual Property practice, working on many of Ireland's leading commercial and contentious matters in relation to intellectual property.
Carol Plunkett, joint head of William Fry's IP Practice, said: "William Fry is absolutely delighted to have won this award which recognizes service excellence. Ireland has a world class intellectual property regime. There is no question but that innovation is one of this country's greatest assets and we are pleased to be able to support and help companies protect their intellectual property whether in the sphere of heart disease medicine, social media or consumer goods."
David Cullen, joint head of IP Practice, commented: "Intellectual Property is a dynamic and innovative area that is an increasingly important driver in the Irish economy. We have world class people and companies here. Our Intellectual Property practice has advised on some of the most significant deals and cases in the market. We have advised Jacob Fruitfield Foods Group on infringement relating to its fig rolls, Aviva on the naming rights of the Aviva Stadium and Astra Zeneca on a patent infringement action relating to its Nexium product. Our strong client base includes household names such as Aviva, Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, Yahoo!, Wendy's, Dune Group, Trinity Biotech, Smurfit Kappa and Boyne Valley."
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