Friday - 23 November 2018

Mathys & Squire's Continued UK Expansion

Our UK expansion continues with the opening of new offices in the Midlands and Oxford, which brings our office total to ten across the UK and Europe. 

We have also welcomed accomplished Trade Mark Attorney Rebecca Tew to the team, who joins us after 27 years at Marks & Clerk. Rebecca will head up the Midlands office. Rebecca’s practice encompasses managing global trade mark portfolios, strategic advice; oppositions and other contentious proceedings, cease and desist, compromise agreements, intellectual property transfer and anti-counterfeiting procedures. Her clients include individuals, SMEs and multinational corporations in the automotive, construction and engineering, FMCG, electrical goods, media, retail and fashion, luxury brands, technology, pharmaceuticals, clinical development and higher education sectors.

In addition, Vicki Strachan joins the firm from Wynne-Jones to head up the Oxford office. Vicki specialises in electrical and electronic engineering, and in particular with legal issues arising from computer-implemented inventions. She has many years' experience in drafting, prosecution, oral proceedings and oppositions at the European Patent Office. 

The London office also continues to grow with the hire of Hazel Ford and the promotion of Peter Gray to the partnership.

Hazel advises clients on all aspects of patent strategy, EPO opposition and appeal proceedings specialising in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals including antibodies, vaccines, genes and proteins, drug formulation, diagnostics, and new administration regimes. 

Peter specialises in patents relating to physics-based technologies in the telecoms and television satellite communications sectors as well as inventions in semiconductor materials, integrated circuit design, packaging and manufacturing processes. Clients include leading universities involved in cutting edge research and businesses in the IT and Fin-tech industries.

Commenting on the firm’s news Partner Chris Hamer said: “These new hires are testament to the firm’s reputation as one of the leading IP firms in the UK and Europe, and will enable us to successfully continue our UK expansion.”    

To read more, please click for the article featured in Intellectual Property MagazineWorld Trade Mark Review and World Intellectual Property Review.