Murgitroyd

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Company Profile

Among the largest and most progressive firms of European Intellectual Property (IP) Attorneys, Murgitroyd has extensive experience of working with organisations from all industrial sectors.

The firm has a staff of over 260 including 60 attorneys and trainee attorneys and a total of 14 European offices, two client liaison offices in the US, and an office handling patent searching in Nicaragua.

The firm assists organisations in protecting their IP rights across the trade mark, patent, design and copyright areas and has a reputation for providing practical, commercially relevant and technically accurate advice. It also places great emphasis on good service, anticipating potential areas of difficulty and resolving problems effectively.

Murgitroyd has a diverse range of experienced professional staff and is able to directly represent clients in a variety of jurisdictions including the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Finland, as well as nine further European jurisdictions.

As regards other global jurisdictions, the firm works with a range of carefully vetted global associate firms to provide a quality and cost-effective service to its clients.

Murgitroyd is one of the few IP Attorney firms to be ISO 9001 accredited for quality. It has held the accreditation for over 20 years.

Full-Service Firm

Murgitroyd is a full-service IP firm, carrying out a full range of trade mark, patent, design and copyright services for its clients. It also has a number of support services in-house such as translation, renewals patent searching and technical drawing which differentiate it from other firms.

Trade Mark Focus

As regards trade mark services in particular, as those who may be browsing Murgitroyd’s profile on this CITMA profile may be most interested in that area of Murgitroyd’s expertise, further detail s are offered below.

The firm’s trade mark activities are guided by the client’s overall commercial strategy and are as follows:

1) General Advisory

  • Development of trade mark strategy with the client 
  • Advice on selection of new marks including suitability, availability and registrability issues 
  • Consideration of appropriate form of protection for example, trade mark and design registration, common law rights and copyright

2) Trade Mark Clearance

  • UK, European and other overseas clearance searches with reports and recommendations

3) Registration

  • Filing, prosecuting and maintaining UK, European, US and other international registrations

4) Portfolio Management

  • Provision of regular schedules and up-to-date trade mark status reports 
  • Watching services to ensure possibly conflicting Marks do not become registered by third parties and, where appropriate, associated opposition proceedings 
  • Regular reviews to ensure portfolio is consistent with current and planned activities

5) Other Activities

  • Provision of infringement advice 
  • Liaison with Trading Standards regarding counterfeit goods 
  • Negotiating and drafting licence agreements

Please contact any of the firm’s local offices below for any further information you might require.

Contact

Aberdeen Unit G10, The Enterprise Centre, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX
Tel: +44 (0)1224 706616 Fax: +44 (0)1224 706617

Belfast 5th Floor, The Potthouse, 1 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB
Tel: +44 (0)289 032 0441 Fax: +44 (0)289 032 0442

Dublin Unit 1, Block 8, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Cruiserath Road, Dublin 15, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 9400 Fax: +353 (0)1 882 9401

Durham – USA 4721 Emperor Blvd, Suite 430, Durham, NC 27703, USA
Tel: +1 (919) 474 8300 Fax: +1 (919) 287 7336

Edinburgh West Point House, 69 North Gyle Terrace, Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8JY
Tel: +44 (0)131 339 9910 Fax: +44 (0)131 339 9911

Geneva 14 Rue du Rhone, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 81 91 877 Fax: +41 (0) 22 81 91 900

Glasgow (Head Office) Scotland House, 165-169 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8PL
Tel: +44 (0)141 307 8400 Fax: +44 (0)141 307 8401

Helsinki Mannerheimintie 12 B 5th Floor, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 (0)92 516 6388 Fax: +358 (0)92 516 6100

London Corinthian House, 17 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, London, CR0 2BX
Tel: +44 (0)20 8688 3490 Fax: +44 (0)20 8680 1225

London City CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7153 1255 Fax: +44 (0)20 8680 1225

Silicon Valley 1275 Franklin Square, Santa Clara, California 94597, USA
Tel: +1 (408) 307 3736 Fax: +1 (919) 287 7336

Managua Embajada de Mexico, Una cuadra arriba, A la espquina, casa #100, Managua, Nicaragua
Tel: +1 (919) 474 8300 Fax: +1 (919) 287 7336

Munich Maximilianstrasse 35a, D-80539 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)892 421 8436 Fax: +49 (0)892 421 8200

Newcastle 3 Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JW
Tel: +44 (0)191 211 3550 Fax: +44 (0)191 211 3551

Nice Immeuble Atlantis, 55 Allée Pierre Ziller, 06560 Valbonne, Sophia Antipolis, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 97 21 52 00 Fax: +33 (0)4 97 21 52 01

Silicon Valley 1275 Franklin Square, Santa Clara, California 94597, USA
Tel: +1 (408) 307 3736 Fax: +1 (919) 287 7336

York Enterprise House, Innovation Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5NY
Tel: +44 (0)1904 898 881 Fax: +44 (0)1904 898 882

Website

www.murgitroyd.com