01 July 2019

Mathys & Squire snaps up Munich IP team

Firm continues its European expansion with strategic addition of top Munich IP team and readies for Brexit.

Intellectual property firm Mathys & Squire is driving forward its EU expansion with the strategic addition of a top Munich IP team led by Dr Gerold Fiesser.

Tenth location

The move follows recent new office openings around the UK, giving the firm a tenth European  location, including London, Paris, Luxembourg and now Munich. Dr Gerold Fiesser, one of Germany’s leading patent attorneys, is joining Mathys & Squire in Munich with his clients and a team from the German IP firm Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte, which he co-founded in 2010. He will be joined by Dr Giuditta Biagini, Dr Lorraine Aleandri-Hachgenei and Dr Kirstin Wenck as well as trainee attorneys and support staff. The new team will also have additional technical support from across Mathys & Squire’s offices. Dr Fiesser works in all areas of patent and trade mark law with a focus on the prosecution, opposition, appeal and litigation of patent applications in the consumer goods, life science and organic and polymer chemistry sector including personal care items and compositions, beauty, polymer chemistry and polymer applications and additives as well as oils and fats. Having qualified as an Italian and European patent attorney, Dr Giuditta Biagini specialises in the preparation of freedom-to-operate and validity analyses, patent applications, oppositions and appeals in the chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and polymers sectors. Dr Aleandri-Hachgenei specialises in oppositions, appeals, freedom-to-operate opinions, litigation and due diligence. Dr Wenck focuses on patent and trade mark prosecution and opposition proceedings in the organic, polymer and biochemistry fields.

Post-Brexit

Commenting on joining the new Mathys & Squire office, Dr Fiesser said “Mathys & Squire’s size, international reach and depth of support in the UK, US and Asia will be of significant benefit to our client base across key global IP jurisdictions. In addition, our extensive experience and close proximity to the European Patent Office, the German Patent & Trade Mark Office and the German Federal Patent Court will allow us to service Mathys & Squire’s UK and international client base.” Mathys & Squire senior partner, Dr Paul Cozens, said “For us it was important to find not only a proven team dedicated to carrying out the highest quality work, but also people who would fit comfortably into our inclusive and friendly culture, and continue to grow with us and our clients. We have had a significant presence in Europe for some time and the Munich office will work seamlessly with our teams across the UK and in Paris and Luxembourg. After Brexit, a recognised expertise within the EU is crucial to serve our clients worldwide.”