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Mathys & Squire is a Tier 1 ranked firm. The directory have commented :¬†
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.
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‚ÄôLonghi 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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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"¬†and "our needs are understood and met consistently" (2016). They also note that¬†"the firm is excellent in all aspects of its service" (2017).¬†
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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IAM Patent 1000
Mathys & Squire are recommended in the 2018¬†edition of IAM Patent 1000.¬†
"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 ‚Äď and au courant with the latest legal developments across the continent ‚Äď 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."