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.
on UK and EU trade mark work, including clearance, filing, prosecution and disputes.
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.
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 & insights
Publications: 14 JULY 2020
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.Read more
News: 03 JULY 2020
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…Read more
Publications: 11 JUNE 2020
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.Read more
Publications: 05 JUNE 2020
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…Read more
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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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