Law firm Burness Paull LLP scored a prestigious double win for its market-leading Intellectual Property practice at an international awards ceremony last night (Thursday 7th March 2019).

The Managing IP Awards saw Burness Paull named winners of the Scottish Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and also Scottish Copyright Firm of the Year at the event which took place in the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

Awards were presented to firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market.

Burness Paull’s IP practice is led by Colin Hulme – the only Scottish IP litigator ranked as Band 1 in Chambers UK and as a Leading Individual in Legal 500.

“We are totally focused on providing clients with a market-leading service, and having first received an award at this event in 2018 it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to build on that success and collect two this year,” commented Colin.

“The Patents award is reflective of the ongoing work we are doing with AstraZeneca in the Court of Session and acting for both operators and major service companies on patent disputes in Scotland and internationally in the Oil & Gas sector.

“The breadth of our practice is underlined by the Copyright award in recognition of our work for significant rights-holder clients such as the Harris Tweed Authority, Sky, PPL, PRS for Music and the enforcement of their rights across Scotland ensures we are the heaviest user of the Scottish IP Court by some margin.”

The protection of confidential information and trade secrets is an important element of the firm’s work, and 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.

The firm is also top-ranked in all four major IP law directories - Chambers UK, Legal 500, World Trade Mark Review and IP Stars.