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.
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: 20 JANUARY 2021
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…Read more
Publications: 16 DECEMBER 2020
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…Read more
Publications: 14 DECEMBER 2020
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.Read more
A top-end practice that, when the need arises, benefits from the in-house support of a worldwide full-service legal firm.
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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