World Trademark Review 1000 Recommended Firm
Mathys & Squire is proud to be acknowledged as a World Trademark Review 1000 Recommended Firm for 2019. Our partners Gary Johnston and Margaret Arnott. who jointly head up the firm’s trade mark team, have also been recognised as WTR 1000 recommended individuals. Working with a wide range of organisations – from startups and SMEs to public sector bodies, universities and global entities, we are thrilled to be acknowledged for our 'expertise, innovation and creativity and helping our clients succeed'.
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The Legal 500
Mathys & Squire is a Tier 1 ranked firm. The directory has commented:
Patents: Mathys & Squire LLP 'really stands out from the crowd' thanks to an engineering, IT and electronics team whose advice is 'extremely technical due to its prior engineering degrees' and which has 'an impeccable understanding of IP law', and a life sciences and chemistry team that possesses 'strong scientific knowledge combined with comprehensive knowledge of European patent law'. Key figures from the engineering, IT and electronics team include Ilya Kazi, who advised Abbott Diabetes Care on the management of its patent portfolio. Sean Leach assisted Sevcon with the due diligence of its patent portfolio as part of its $200m sale to Borg Warner. Dani Kramer has 'the ability to draft clear, actionable and commercially relevant patent claims'. Paul Cozens, Alan MacDougall, Jane Clark and Catherine Booth are also recommended. On the life sciences and chemistry team, Martin MacLean is 'very sharp' and 'has a deep understanding of the law and the procedures at the EPO'. Chris Hamer is 'an outstanding lawyer' thanks to his 'combination of industry knowledge and attention to detail'. David Miller has been managing the patent portfolio of EngMab, which is new subsidiary of Celgene. Monika Rai, Philippa Griffin, Toby Simpson and James Wilding are other noteworthy names on the team.
Trade marks: The 'excellent' Mathys & Squire LLP works predominantly on brand protection and portfolio management with clients that include British Gas and Public Health England. Gary Johnston co-heads the team and recently advised De’Longhi on the trade mark strategy for its Kenwood trade mark portfolio. Fellow practice head Margaret Arnott advised Harley Davidson on opposing the EU trade mark application of 'Urbanglide' by a competitor. Also recommended is managing associate Laura West, who is 'exceptionally efficient and responsive' and provides 'sensible and practical advice'.
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Mathys & Squire is ranked highly in the Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys category for Chambers UK. The firm is noted for being a 'highly regarded patent and trade mark practice with an impressive client list drawn from many different industries. Recommended for prosecution, contentious registry actions and IP commercialisation. Assists solicitors with patent litigation in the courts. Has offices in France and Germany.'
Clients comment that "they tailor their advice so it logically connects with our overarching business objectives", adding: "If you have a question about your case, they seem to have the information right at their fingertips." (2019 edition)
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IAM Patent 1000
Mathys & Squire is recommended in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000:
'Broad-based patent attorney firm Mathys & Squire is always concerned with finding the right commercial answer for clients and will not hesitate to veto ill-thought-through courses of action in favour of a more nuanced approach. Its 2017 acquisition of Coller IP - itself a leading expert in IP strategy and valuation - marked a serious step forward on the strategic front and allowed the firm to broaden its offering yet further.'
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We are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited. 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. We pleased to be able to formalise our processes and gain recognition for our commitment to delivering a first-class service to our clients.
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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. We are proud of being an environmentally aware firm.
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