Adams & Adams, the leading intellectual property (IP) law firm in Africa, has been honoured with the coveted Africa Firm of the Year award at the annual Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Awards for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In addition, the firm has emerged as the winner of the South Africa Patent Firm of the Year and South Africa Copyright & Design Firm of the Year. The firm collected these prestigious awards at a special ceremony in London on 21 June 2023
The MIP Awards, now in its eighteenth year, recognises the firms and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional innovation and excellence in the field of IP. Adams & Adams, with its unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier IP services, has secured these prestigious awards through its remarkable achievements and the dedication of its lawyers.
Kelly Thompson, Chairperson of Adams & Adams, expressed the firm's pride in receiving these esteemed accolades, stating, "We are honoured to be acknowledged for our excellence. Winning the Africa Firm of the Year award solidifies our position as the continent's premier IP law firm. These awards serve as a testament to the hard work and success of our IP teams, whose expertise and innovative approach have positioned us as leaders in our field.
MIP employs a rigorous research methodology that includes comprehensive firm submissions, peer review, and independent research. Securing the Africa Firm of the Year title is an industry acknowledgement that Adams & Adams has demonstrated exceptional performance in all fields of IP throughout the continent. The South Africa Patent Firm of the Year and South Africa Copyright & Design Firm of the Year awards further emphasise the firm's significant capabilities.
The Awards demonstrate incredible consistency, adding to Adams & Adams' awards for Africa Firm of the Year (2015, 2016, and 2017); South Africa Firm of the Year (2018 and 2020), and Africa Corporate Social Responsibility & Innovation in IP Firm of the Year (2018).
The firm's consistent inclusion in the Top Tier, Band 1 or Gold category of reputable rankings, such as Legal 500, Chambers Global Directory, Who's Who Legal, IAM Patent 1000, Word Trademark Review, and Best Lawyers, solidifies its position as the leader in this field.
"In a highly competitive market, we continue to make an outstanding impact, not only in the IP sector but across our range of legal expertise. With our strong leadership position and network in Africa, we strive to deliver exceptional results for our clients and to assist them in maximising the opportunities available on the continent," concludes Thompson.