New Zealander awarded international honour

Press Release – PR Partners A New Zealander has been recognised by the International body the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, for his services to Intellectual Property.Media Release New Zealander awarded international honour Auckland – 11 December 2013, A New Zealander has been recognised by the International body the Asian Patent Attorneys Association,for his services to Intellectual Property. Baldwins Intellectual Property Partner Philip Thoreau was presented with the APAA Enduring Award at a recent ceremony in Vietnam. He is the first New Zealander and one of fewer than 20 recipients to have received the prestigious accolade. Thoreau, who practices internationally in Intellectual Property, was given the award by Association President CK Kwong at a special ceremony held during the 2013 APAA International Meeting.  At the ceremony Thoreau was honoured for his contribution to Intellectual Property throughout the Asia-Pacific region and in particular his commitment to New Zealand interests in intellectual property on the global stage. “The previous recipients of the APAA Enduring Award are few, so I am honoured to stand amongst them.” said Thoreau after the ceremony.  “It is important that New Zealand continues to have a voice on intellectual property matters on an international stage.  It is critical that we remain an influencer in Asia, particularly at this time of negotiations on market-changing trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).” The Asian Patent Attorneys Association is the leading private practice...

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