Mathys & Squire LLP

The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom

Firm's Overview

Mathys & Squire LLP is one of Europe’s most highly regarded IP firms. Founded in 1910, we have over 100 years’ experience in the protection and commercialisation of IP rights, leading the field with insight, innovation and quality. We use a combination of expertise, innovation and creativity to become part of clients’ success stories. Our depth and range of technical expertise, alongside our commercial understanding of brand protection and trademark and design portfolio management, ensures that we understand clients’ wider business objectives and consistently achieve positive results for them. With more than 60 qualified attorneys across offices in London, Manchester, Cambridge, Brighton, York, Oxford, the Midlands, Paris, Munich and Luxembourg, as well as a dedicated team based in China, we are a truly global firm and work to ensure that clients have the necessary protection throughout the world. Mathys & Squire works with a range of organisations – from start-ups and SMEs to public sector bodies, universities and global entities. We cover the full spectrum of industries and work with some of the most established brands in each sector. Our specialist trademark attorneys protect the rights of global brand owners in a diverse range of sectors, including automotive, consumer goods, sports, food and drink, clothing, pharmaceuticals and technology. We share our clients’ ambition, passion and entrepreneurial spirit and empower our teams to go above and beyond what is expected when it comes to service delivery. Mathys & Squire recognises that the effective management of trademark and design portfolios encompasses the delivery of a wide range of services. Our trademark services include:
  • trademark portfolio management;
  • trademark availability searches (including brand availability analysis for new products and services);
  • the filing, prosecution and renewal of trademark applications (in the United Kingdom, the European Union and overseas);
  • monitoring and watching services;
  • oppositions, cancellation actions and contentious IP proceedings (including litigation);
  • anti-counterfeiting and online brand protection and enforcement services;
  • the preparation and recordal of trademark assignment documentation; and
  • due diligence and IP audit evaluations.
We have a number of rising stars within the team, including Laura West, Harry Rowe and Daniel Ramos. Mr Rowe and Ms West are both chartered trademark attorneys and work with a range of clients across a broad range of sectors. We have also been recruiting senior positions and are thrilled that Rebecca Tew, formerly of Marks & Clerk, has joined us to head our Midlands office. Our trademark attorneys are heavily involved in clients’ commercial strategies, focusing on brand management, and licensing, as well as protection. Following our acquisition of Coller IP (an IP strategy, management and valuation specialist), we now boast a complete and unparalleled IP service unlike many other IP firms. In offering clients services relating to the protection and defence of intellectual property, as well as its commercialisation and valuation, we recognise the critical importance of intellectual property as a business asset. Being ISO 9001 accredited further demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of client service, delivering a consistent performance and continuously looking at ways to improve our offering to clients. Further, our ISO 14001 accreditation focuses on environmental management issues and recognises that we are committed to improving our environmental performance by using resources efficiently, reducing waste and reducing our carbon footprint. We are passionate about creating and delivering innovative, high-quality, client-focused services and building close and longstanding relationships with clients in order to establish defensive and offensive IP portfolios that generate commercial value. We are proactive when working with clients and are valued for our integrity, honesty and collegiate approach. A Rigby & Peller representative said of Mathys & Squire “I find them to be highly responsive, and provide insightful commercial advice without pushing a point of view. I would not hesitate to recommend them”. Further, Kenwood stated that “Mathys & Squire are innovative about what they do. They are not just ticking boxes; they are always trying to come up with better ways of doing things, and are always open to suggestions from our side. We work very closely. Most importantly, with Mathys & Squire, [we] know [we] will be working with a stable team who know [our] business, and can deliver the technical and commercial advice [we] need to protect our IP”.