Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property team represents some of the world’s leading brands and technology companies in contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

We advise clients in protecting and leveraging the full range of intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, domain names and utility models. Our intellectual property team has extensive experience supporting clients across industries in commercializing their IP portfolios.

Our expertise includes advising in licensing agreements, joint ventures, collaborations, disposals, IP due diligences, sponsorship agreements, franchises, and other commercial contracts.

We are increasingly focused on the proprietary aspects of innovative technology and emerging IP rights and committed to protecting clients' interests while specific regulation is yet to be enacted.

On the dispute resolution side, our team regularly assists clients in the enforcement and defence of their intellectual property rights in cases of unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, dilution, counterfeiting, and squatting. We have developed a dedicated enforcement program that has helped expedite communications with and assistance to the customs departments and helps promote a faster resolution of IP infringement matters.

Our IP Protection unit represents clients registering and managing trademarks, patents, domain names, and industrial designs and models. We employ modern IP management software to protect some of the biggest global luxury, consumer goods and technology brands, often working with other international law firms as an integral part of multinational IP rights protection and harmonization exercises.

"MdME regularly receives instructions from Fortune 100 companies on trademark prosecution and enforcement matters and recently helped several famous multinationals recover their squatted trademarks."

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (World Trademark Review)