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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.

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

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News: 08 OCTOBER 2020

SAP acquires cloud-based customer engagement platform provider Emarsys with Allen & Overy's assistance

A highly international, cross-practice team of Allen & Overy LLP advised SAP SE on the agreement for the acquisition of Emarsys.  The company, which was founded in Austria, is a leading cloud-based…

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

In the first installment of a new podcast series about self-driving vehicles, New York partner Paul Keller is joined by Sharad Agarwal, Senior VP at EasyMile, to discuss how that company is tackling…

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News: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises Apax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm on the acquisition of Buccolam® Assets

We have advised Apax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm Group, a leading European specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the central nervous system (CNS), on the acquisition of the…

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

China: Technology export control and beyond

As technology and IP have increasingly become the focal point of tensions between the U.S. and China, the Chinese Government announced its amendments to the Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited or…

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