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Intellectual Property

Allen & Overy’s cross-border intellectual property team supports the world’s leading businesses dealing with the opportunities and threats brought by globalisation and technology, to invest in and protect global IP portfolios.

With over 120 specialist intellectual property partners and associates in the most important IP jurisdictions worldwide, A&O offers an integrated, cross-border service to meet clients' global needs.

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 combination of technical knowledge and sector expertise is integrated with our leading antitrust, arbitration, employment and regulatory experience, and is backed up by one of the largest international networks of any major law firm.

Our experience

James Bond

James Bond

on UK and EU trade mark work, including clearance, filing, prosecution and disputes.

Bayer

Bayer

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.

Huawei

Huawei

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.

Nexon

Nexon

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

A global healthcare company

in a ground-breaking enforcement and defence of a dosage regime patent before Polish general courts in numerous litigation proceedings simultaneously.

Kharis Capital

Kharis Capital

on a master agreement by which Burger King grants Kharis Capital the exclusive right to introduce Burger King restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg.

News & insights

Publications: 14 JULY 2020

Webinar: Beyond Covid-19: Implications for intellectual property

In the second and final webinar in our series, our IP team discusses the future global impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.

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News: 03 JULY 2020

Addressing climate change with the Jane Goodall Institute

To mark the first part of London Climate Action Week, we look at the work being done by teams in Belgium, China, London and Australia to support the Jane Goodall Institute – a global conservation…

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Publications: 11 JUNE 2020

Webinar: The key impacts of Covid-19 coronavirus on Intellectual Property

In the first of a series of webinars, Allen & Overy’s IP team addresses the current impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.

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Publications: 05 JUNE 2020

Revamping of antitrust law? The EC proposes a new competition tool and digital economy regulation

The European Commission (EC) has been under increasing pressure in recent years to ensure that antitrust rules are fit for an increasingly digital and globalised world. Until now, it has been in…

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