On July 12, 2022, the world famous legal media Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) under Thomson Reuters announced finalists for “ALB China Regional Law Awards 2022: East China”. Watson & Band is recognized for its professional services and good reputation within the industry, and wins two nominations for this year’s China Regional Law Awards: “Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year: East China – Local” and “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year: East China – Local”.
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year: East China - Local
§ Watson & Band’s case involving damage liability for malicious IP litigation, selected into 2021 Top 10 Exemplary Cases by Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court
§ Watson & Band’s procuratorial supervision case on the retrial judgment of a trademark infringement case, selected as an Exemplary Case Reflecting Protection for IP rights to Safeguard Innovation-driven Development by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate
§ Watson & Band wins full support from the court in the unfair competition case for Giorgio Armani against the fake designer
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year: East China - Local
§ Assisted Shanghai Musical Art Center Co., Ltd. in creating the company’s first grand original work – the musical “The Disguiser”
§ Assisted China Shanghai International Arts Festival Center in launching the brand new arts brand event in summer of 2021 – ARTRA “No-boundary Playground”, winning the top-level award within Shanghai’s international communication industry – the 16th Silver Pigeon Award (2021)
§ Assisted Shanghai Oriental Entertainment Media Group Co., Ltd. and SMG Live in their jointly produced program – the first full-industrial-chain musical culture promotion program named “The City of Musicals”
Asian Legal Business is a high-end legal magazine under Thomson Reuters Group and one of the most influential legal media worldwide. The ALB rankings and awards have influences on multiple jurisdictions across the world and are regarded as one of the most authoritative benchmarks within the legal industry.
The ALB China Regional Law Awards 2022: East China focus on the six provinces and the one municipality in East China, namely, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian and Shanghai. This year’s Awards attracted over 730 nominations submitted by law firms with outstanding performances on the legal service market in East China, as well as by in-house counsels from various industry sectors, and cover 23 legal service areas.
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