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Mathys & Squire is a Tier 1 ranked firm. The directory have commented :Â
"Mathys & Squire LLPâ€™s â€˜absolutely first class teamâ€™ is â€˜proactive with advice, but responsive to clientsâ€™ needs and requirementsâ€™. The group is â€˜very knowledgeable, both from a scientific as well as a business point of viewâ€™ and â€˜proactively safeguards clientsâ€™ interestsâ€™. In 2016, the team successfully defended British Gas against a Â£30m infringement claim by MeterTech and Vanclare, and successfully represented Abbott Diabetes Care in an opposition proceeding relating to a continuous glucose monitoring device.Â Martin MacLeanÂ has â€˜a good breadth of knowledge in the life sciences fieldâ€™, â€˜a deep understanding of the law and the procedures at the EPOâ€™, and â€˜excellent track record of handling very difficult casesâ€™. MacLean has been assisting Public Health England, MicroPharm and Oxford University with the protection of the vaccine against the Ebola virus.Â Ilya KaziÂ is noted for his â€˜great knowledge of the medical device sector; he gives suggestions instead of just taking instructionâ€™. Paul Cozens â€˜combines excellent technical skills with good business acumen and pragmatismâ€™. James Wilding and of counsel Annabel Hector are experienced in EPO prosecution and handle opposition and appeal work. Attorneys Dani Kramer,Â Chris HamerÂ and Harvey Adams are also recommended, as are senior associates Aymeric Vienne and Craig Titmus, who are â€˜excellent patent attorneys with strong technical backgrounds and highly developed legal skillsâ€™."
"Mathys & Squire LLP is singled out for its â€˜technical ability, prompt responses, excellent client service and broad and in-depth industry knowledgeâ€™. Clients also praise its â€˜ability to think laterally and create excellent, forward-thinking trade mark strategiesâ€™. The team is led by Manchester-based Gary Johnston and is supported by a number of highly regarded attorneys, including dual-qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney Margaret Arnott, who has notable experience of filing and prosecuting trade mark and design applications, as well as managing large portfolios of trade marks; the â€˜highly personableâ€™ Emma Reeve, who demonstrates â€˜great aptitude in exploring IP issues overseas, recommending appropriate stepsâ€™; the â€˜diligent and pragmaticâ€™ Robert Hawley, who is assisting new client MÃ¼ller on its UK and Ireland trade mark portfolio management; and Laura West, who is â€˜very clear in communicating and very quick at getting back to clientsâ€™. Other recent highlights include assisting British Gas with oppositions against trade marks filed by Ecotricity Group for the marks British Green Gas and Green British Gas."
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We are highly ranked in the Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys category. Clients commented that "they have taken the time to know the business and understand our technology", they are making a big difference for us"Â and "our needs are understood and met consistently" (2016). They also note thatÂ "the firm is excellent in all aspects of its service" (2017).Â
We are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited.Â By meeting the standards of ISO 9001, the firm has shown commitment to providing a high level of customer service, delivering consistent performance and continuously improving.Â We pleased to be able to formalise our processes and gain recognition for our commitment to delivering a first-class service to our clients.Â
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We are delighted to have achieved ISO 14001 accreditation. ISO 14001 focuses on environmental management and recognises that we are committed to improving environmental performance through efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.Â We are proud of being an environmentally aware firm.
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IAM Patent 1000
Mathys & Squire are recommended in the 2018Â edition of IAM Patent 1000.Â
"Mathys & Squire is a deft IP boutique whose vigorous and cost-effective patent practice resonates with UK-based early-stage companies and pharmaceutical titans alike. Known for its meticulous drafting â€“ and au courant with the latest legal developments across the continent â€“ it is at its finest filing European patents at the EPO but also has a stellar track record in opposition and appeal proceedings. Chemistry whizz Chris Hamer is a name for the address book."