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100% of Pearce IP Executives and Special Counsel ranked in WIPR Leaders 2024

by | Jul 9, 2024

WIPR Leaders released its annual global guide to the world’s leading practitioners last week, and we are delighted to have 9 Pearce IP leaders across Australia and New Zealand ranked for patents and/or trade marks for 2024.  Each of Pearce IP’s Executives in Australia and New Zealand are ranked by WIPR (Naomi Pearce, Adele Chadwick, Helen Macpherson, Paul Johns, Chris Vindurampulle PhD, Kimberley Evans) together with each Special Counsel employed by Pearce IP during the research period (Julie Ballance, Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD, and Chantal Savage).

WIPR Leaders lists over 2,000 lawyers across patent, trade mark, and copyright practices. Following an extensive nomination period, the WIPR research team narrowed the field to Australia’s top 85 and New Zealand’s top practitioners, including 9 Pearce IP leaders.

We are incredibly proud of our leaders and the entire Pearce IP team for their dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence.

Pearce IP’s Founder and CEO, Naomi Pearce, says:

“The fact that every single Executive and Special Counsel at Pearce IP during the WIPR research period achieved a ranking is astounding!  It is testimony to the quality of the Pearce IP team and the dedication of Pearce IP’s leaders.  Congratulations to Adele, Helen, Paul, Chris, Kim, Julie, Jacinta and Chantal.”

Adele Chadwick, Deputy CEO and Head of Talent at Pearce IP, says:

“At Pearce IP we are intentional about ensuring our leadership are experts in their field, contemporary in their thinking and respected leaders.  I am so incredibly proud that every member of our Executive and Special Counsel have achieved a ranking in the 2024 WIPR rankings.  Congratulations to Naomi and her award-winning team.”

About Pearce IP

Pearce IP is a boutique firm offering intellectual property specialist lawyers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys to the life sciences industries (in particular, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotech, ag-tech and food tech).  Pearce IP is recognised by MIP as the only leading regional IP firm with a female founder, and is certified by WEConnect International as women owned.  Pearce IP is the 2021 Intellectual Property Team of the Year (Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards) and was shortlisted for the same award in 2022. Pearce IP is ranked in Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000 and Managing IP (MIP) IP Stars, in Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards as a 5 Star firm, and the Legal 500 APAC Guide for Intellectual Property.

Our leaders have been recognised in virtually every notable IP listing for their legal, patent and trade mark excellence including: Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000, MIP IP Stars, Doyle’s Guide, WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards, and have been honoured with many awards including Australian Law Awards – IP Partner of the Year, Women in Law Awards – Partner of the Year, Women in Business Law Awards – Patent Lawyer of the Year (Asia Pacific), Most Influential Lawyers (Changemaker), among other awards.

Naomi Pearce

Naomi Pearce

CEO, Executive Lawyer (AU, NZ), Patent & Trade Mark Attorney (AU, NZ)

Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, and is one of Australia’s leading IP practitioners.   Naomi is a market leading, strategic, commercially astute, patent lawyer, patent attorney and trade mark attorney, with over 25 years’ experience, and a background in molecular biology/biochemistry.  Ranked in virtually every notable legal directory, highly regarded by peers and clients, with a background in molecular biology, Naomi is renown for her successful and elegant IP/legal strategies.

Among other awards, Naomi is ranked in Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, is a MIP “Patent Star”, and is recognised as a WIPR Leader for patents and trade marks. Naomi is the 2023 Lawyers Weekly “IP Partner of the Year”, the 2022 Lexology client choice award recipient for Life Sciences, the 2022 Asia Pacific Women in Business Law “Patent Lawyer of the Year” and the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law SME “Partner of the Year”.  Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, which commenced in 2017 and won 2021 “IP Team of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards.

Adele Chadwick

Adele Chadwick

Executive, Deputy CEO & Head of Talent

Adele brings to Pearce IP her extensive experience in senior human resources and executive roles, predominately in the private sector with companies including Qantas, Speedo, Calvary and Australian Ethical Investment.

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