Awards and Accolades

Shelston IP is selective about which awards programs it participates in. We know – just as our clients and associates know – that some titles are more credible than others.

 

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM 1000)

In the 2017 IAM 1000, Intellectual Asset Management lists Shelston IP as Recommended firm for Patents – Prosecution:

The exhaustive patent offering at Shelston is favoured by rights holders of all stripes – it has cultivated more than 3,000 client relationships around the world. Its expansion into Asia is proving hugely successful, as the statistics bear out: Shelston now processes more Chinese-originating patent applications than any other Australian firm. These achievements are fuelled by the firm’s technical acuity and comprehensive commercial outlook, personified by Grant Shoebridge and Chris Bevitt. Biotechnology PhD Shoebridge has a firm handle on pharmaceutical matters; he is an incisive drafter with a knack for gaining patent term extensions. Bevitt makes sure that clients optimise the value of their intangible assets by offering creative, but rational advice on patent-rich agreements.

Managing Intellectual Property

We are enormously proud to have been awarded Australian ‘IP Firm of the Year – 2013’ by the prestigious Managing Intellectual Property magazine, and to continue to be ranked in the top tiers by this publication for patents and trade marks, both prosecution and contentious.

In 2017 Shelston IP’s trade mark team was again awarded a Tier 1 ranking.

The 2017 Managing IP  reports:

Patent
Shelston IP, a subsidiary of Xenith IP, is one of the leading firms for patent prosecution. A client uses this “very pragmatic” firm because of its “excellent strategic advice and adherence to budgets”. The firm is attracting new instructions. “A firm you only have to provide instructions once and able to provide quality follow up,” comments a client. Some of the notable practitioners in the team are Paul Harrison, who spends most of his time on patent strategy and IP office proceedings, and Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien, who continues to deliver for agriculture, biotechnology and chemical companies. A client appreciates the team’s “excellent personalised service and quality patent prosecution work”.

Trade Mark & Copyright
Top-tier IP firm Shelston IP, a member of Xenith IP, is a consistent top filer in the market, representing global brands across several industries. Also in the team are “excellent and business-oriented” lawyers who deal with litigation. “I have trusted this firm for all my trade mark prosecution work in Australia for more than 15 years,” comments a client. Sean McManis and Andrew Lockhart are seen in oppositions and appeals.

Year after year, many of our senior practitioners are also recognised by the leading industry analysts. Our ‘IP Stars’ include as ranked in the 2015 Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook are:

Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien
  • Patent
  • Patent Prosecution
2017, 2016, 2015
Paul Harrison
  • Patent
  • Patent Prosecution
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Sean McManis
  • Trade Mark
  • Trade Mark Enforcement and Litigation
  • Trade Mark Prosecution
  • Trade Mark Strategy and Counselling
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Gerard Skelly
  • Trade Mark
  • Trade Mark Enforcement and Litigation
  • Trade Mark Prosecution
  • Trade Mark Strategy and Counselling
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Legal 500

In 2016, we made our inaugural submission to the Legal 500 and, on the basis of our credentials, and peer and client feedback, were ranked one of Australia’s leading Intellectual Property firms.

We also commend Principals Chris Bevitt and Katrina Crooks on being mentioned for their expertise.

Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2017

Each year Beaton Consulting undertake research for the Financial Review Client Choice Awards. Shelston IP’s China Business Development Manager, Li Li was nominated in the IP Specialist Category for her client focus.

CorporateINTL

2016 has seen Shelston IP being named the Industry Choice winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award – Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Australia.

2016_Global_Awards_Winner

Client Feedback

While we intend to be more visible in league tables and the like in years to come, the accolades that matter most to us will always come from our clients – via their feedback, their loyalty, and their willingness to recommend us to others.

And on the back of our 2014 Client Review, we can say with confidence that the numbers speak for themselves:

  • 92.61% of respondents are extremely likely or very likely to use Shelston IP again
  • 89.48% of respondents rate us excellent or very good overall
  • 88.61% of respondents are extremely likely or very likely to recommend Shelston IP to others
  • 70.75% of respondents consider Shelston IP to be their preferred provider of intellectual property services.