Pernod Ricard winner of the “Intellectual Property Team of the Year” Award at the 2010 European Counsel Awards03/30/2010
The third European Counsel Awards, organised by the International Law Office in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC) and held in London, selected Pernod Ricard as the “Intellectual Property Team of the Year”.
This award follows the trophy recently awarded by a jury of major corporate legal/Intellectual Property department managers to Audrey Yayon-Dauvet, who was named “Intellectual Property Director of the Year”. This prize was presented in March at the 10th Paris Law and Finance Awards, in partnership with the French Company Lawyers’ Association, the Paris Bar Council and the Leaders League.
For Ian FitzSimons, General Counsel of Pernod Ricard: “These awards are testimony to how far the global Intellectual Property group has come in a short time. Strong brands require a strong team to protect them. I am delighted that the hard work of Audrey and her colleagues has been recognised by the IP community.”
For Audrey Yayon-Dauvet, Group Intellectual Property Director: “Considerable progress has been achieved by the Group in a few years upholding one of our main assets: intellectual property. I am very proud of our IP team and that the quality of our actions has been acknowledged through these trophies, even though I am very much aware of the future challenges we have to meet.”
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.
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