Spoor & Fisher is Best Lawyers' Top Listed IP Law Firm for 2016
Specialist, full service international intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher continued its winning streak with Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession listing five of its partners as best lawyers in the region for intellectual property.
A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and the legal fraternity as a significant honour, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
Earlier this year, the boutique law firm was named the Best Intellectual Property Law Firm in South Africa by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), one of the world’s leading IP Law magazines. It has also been acknowledged as a Band 1 IP law firm by Chambers Global and ranked as the top IP firm by World Trade Mark Review (WTR).
Best Lawyers listed Dr Owen Dean, Eben van Wyk, Jean McIvor, Carl van Rooyen and Charles Webster, which also makes Spoor & Fisher the winner of the Top Listed IP Law Firm for 2016. The Top Listed awards are only given to firms with the most listed lawyers in a particular region and practice area.
Dr Owen Dean, former partner and current consultant, listed in Best Lawyers since 2008 was named as one of the two Lawyers of the Year 2016 for intellectual property.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and the methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.
Keith Brown, Chairperson of the Partnership says, “It has been an extraordinary year of recognition from our clients and peers, competing law firms who evaluate us positively and the media.”
“These accolades not only reflect the impressive quality and strength of our partners, associates and professional staff but also their outstanding commitment to clients. We are very proud that Spoor & Fisher continues to dominate the practice area and as a specialist IP firm, view it as a testament to our expertise.”