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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

Allen and Overy Warsaw Competition team publishes Merger Filing Guide for Poland

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2021

The evolution of EU design law: what you need to know

Nearly 20 years since EU-wide design law was introduced, the review of design law in the EU is reaching its final stages. Last month, the European Commission released its detailed evaluation of…

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Publications: 16 DECEMBER 2020

The Digital Services Act package is here

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its Digital Services Act package which proposes two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. This package…

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Publications: 14 DECEMBER 2020

Consortia for digital innovation: building new business models

In today’s digital economy, rather than doing it alone, many organisations are finding that collaboration is a faster route to driving innovation or building new business models.

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Publications: 11 DECEMBER 2020

Grey area gains ground

Adrian Dykes fills us in on why the idea of descriptiveness was not quite black and white. T-133/19, Off-White LLC v EUIPO, General Court, 25th June 2020.

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Recognition

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