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Intellectual Property

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. 

Our experience

James Bond

James Bond

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

A global pharmaceutical and healthcare company

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

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.

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 and insights

Buildings

Publications: 18 July 2022

UPC – Adoption of the final Rules of Procedure

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…

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Six large cells and three small cells

Blog Post: 20 June 2022

Breaking: Global Covid-19 IPR waiver approved

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…

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Publications: 09 June 2022

Taiwan Insights webinar: Global trade secret protection - what Taiwan businesses need to know

Trade secrets continue to be a critical challenge for Taiwanese businesses as global competition and tech innovation continues to grow. 

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News: 06 June 2022

Allen & Overy expands Silicon Valley presence with partner Jesse Debban

Allen & Overy today announced that Jesse Debban has joined the firm as partner in its Corporate practice.

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Partnerships

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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.

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Recognition

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