Our cross-border intellectual property team supports the world’s leading businesses to invest in and protect global intellectual property portfolios.
With over 120 specialist partners and associates worldwide, A&O offers an integrated, cross-border service to help clients dealing with the opportunities and threats brought by globalisation and technology.
Many of our IP lawyers come from science, technology or engineering backgrounds and have a deep understanding of the sectors in which our clients operate. This is combined with our leading antitrust, arbitration, employment and regulatory experience, and one of the largest international networks of any law firm.
on UK and EU trade mark work, including clearance, filing, prosecution and disputes.
A global pharmaceutical and healthcare company
in multi-jurisdictional patent revocation and infringement proceedings against Ceva Santé Animale. This is in relation to Bayer’s patent for a veterinary product for the treatment of coccidiosis and anaemia for farm animals, specifically piglets.
A multinational technology corporation
in relation to Conversant’s claim for a declaration that it has offered fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms in respect of its standard essential patent (SEP) portfolio.
on a worldwide IP enforcement campaign against infringers who offered and played infringing versions of Nexon’s games on free servers.
A global healthcare company
on a master agreement by which Burger King grants Kharis Capital the exclusive right to introduce Burger King restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg.
News and insights
Publications: 18 July 2022
In our latest blogpost of 20 January 2022, we discussed the kick-off to the preparatory phase for the actual start of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). We are now one step closer to the actual start: on…
Blog Post: 20 June 2022
Last Friday 17 June 2022, the WTO member states came to an agreement on the long negotiated TRIPS Waiver. In its annual 6 days conference (the Ministerial Conference), the WTO member states agreed…
Publications: 09 June 2022
Trade secrets continue to be a critical challenge for Taiwanese businesses as global competition and tech innovation continues to grow.
News: 06 June 2022
Allen & Overy today announced that Jesse Debban has joined the firm as partner in its Corporate practice.
IP Inclusive Charter
Allen & Overy has signed up to the IP Inclusive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Charter, joining a growing number businesses in a collective effort to promote a more diverse and inclusive sector, and to equal opportunities for all who work in it.Read more
A top-end practice that, when the need arises, benefits from the in-house support of a worldwide full-service legal firm.
Legal 500 2020 Intellectual Property
Allen & Overy is unquestionably one of the best commercial law firms worldwide and is excellent in the field of patent litigation. With its vast experience in the practice, it can go to war and emerge victorious.
IAM Patent 1000 2020
They have outstandingly short reaction times, the solution is always presented in a way that I can directly forward it on, so irrespective of whether they are writing to me or a different department, it can be understood; it doesn't need to be translated for non-lawyers.
Chambers Europe-wide 2020 Intellectual Property
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