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Sparke Helmore Lawyers' Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) team has been named a finalist for Australian Copyright Firm of the Year in the 2017 Asia IP Awards.

This is the eighth year the Awards have been recognising leading firms across Asia for their standout service and expertise in the fields of trade mark, patent and copyright law.

"We're so pleased to be shortlisted for the second time in the Asia IP Awards," said Shannon Platt, National Head of IPT and the Corporate & Commercial Group. "To be among such great company in our category is an honour and a reflection of the hard work and superior skills of each person in our team as well as the unwavering support of our clients."

IP counsel and business leaders will vote during October to select winners from 19 jurisdictions, which will be announced at the awards dinner at Crown Plaza Auckland on Friday 3 November.

The team was also recently a finalist in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards and named Best Law Firm in New South Wales at the IP Excellence Awards earlier this year.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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