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Mathys & Squire continues European expansion with strategic addition of top Munich IP team

July 1, 2019

Top tier intellectual property firm Mathys & Squire LLP is driving its EU expansion and today has announced the strategic addition of a highly respected Munich IP team led by Dr Gerold Fiesser. This follows recent new office openings around the UK, so the firm now has ten sites across the UK and Europe, including Paris, Luxembourg and 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 BiaginiDr 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 is a German Patent Attorney and a European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorney. He 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 Lorraine Aleandri-Hachgenei is a German Patent Attorney, a European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorney and a US Patent Agent. She specialises in oppositions, appeals, freedom-to-operate opinions, litigation and due diligence. Lorraine’s work focuses on chemistry, physics and engineering, including medical and drug delivery products.

Dr Kirstin Wenck is a German Patent Attorney and a European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorney. She focuses on patent and trade mark prosecution and opposition proceedings in the organic, polymer and biochemistry fields.

Commenting on joining the new Mathys & Squire office, Dr Gerold Fiesser said: “My team and I are delighted to become part of such a prestigious top tier firm. One of the key factors for the move was the shared positive ethos between us and the genuine enthusiasm to collaborate in order to service all of our clients at the highest level.”

He continued: “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: “We are really thrilled that Gerold and his team are joining the firm in Munich. 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.”

About Mathys & Squire

With over 100 years of offering the highest level of IP services to clients, this Tier 1 Legal 500 intellectual property firm, Mathys& Squire has an enviable position as one of the leading IP firms in Europe.  With offices in London, Cambridge, Manchester, York, Brighton, Oxford, Midlands, Paris, Luxembourg and Munich as well as a team in China the firm offers a full range of services dedicated to identifying, protecting and maximising the value of clients’ innovations, technologies, brands and designs. The firm’s patent, trade mark and design attorneys are qualified at both national and European levels, with legal expertise across a full spectrum of proficiencies and technical sectors.