MacLachlan & Donaldson
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Whether you have invented a product, crafted a design, or created a trade mark, intellectual property is a valuable asset to any business. We work diligently with all our clients to ensure that their intellectual property is protected and delivers tangible gains for their businesses.
Our clients include some of the world’s most prestigious and well known companies, as well as many individual innovators and small enterprises, granting our team experience protecting interests both great and small.
Many of our clients work at the cutting edge of science and technology, while others are market leaders in retail, food and service sectors. With the extensive expertise we have working in different areas, and the breadth of qualifications brought to the table by our attorneys, we can devise a tailored strategy for our clients, no matter their needs.
Our individually tailored advice is rooted in our relationships with our clients, and a deep understanding of their businesses and market needs.
For clients with IP interests that range beyond Europe, we have a worldwide network of prestigious IP firms with whom we work, ensuring that we can protect your interests in any corner of the globe.
We have been running a series of webinars on the basics of Intellectual Property ('IP') over the past three months here at M&D, and we will round out the series
The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) handed down its eagerly awaited judgement of Case C-371/18 Sky plc et. -v- SkyKick UK Ltd et., on 29th January 2020. In
We are delighted to announce the next in our lunchtime webinar series. Join our experienced trade mark attorneys Cherrie Stewart and Carla MacLachlan in discussing the basics of trade mark
The coronavirus pandemic has had a great impact on the economy and businesses around the world bringing budget discussions to the forefront. In such tough times, one must not neglect
MacLachlan & Donaldson, together with sister firm Ansons, are delighted to present a series of lunchtime webinars introducing the basics of Intellectual Property. Our experience patent and trademark attorneys will
Since February, several people have rushed to register trade marks for ‘COVID’ and ‘CORONA’ internationally. In fact, it is not unusual for global events to trigger trade mark applications. Applicants
Intellectual Property (IP) rights and the environment have been put in the limelight, being the chosen topic for this year’s World IP Day. The theme this year is ‘innovate for
In celebration of World IP Day 2020, 26th April, M&D are focusing our news posts this week on green and sustainable topics in support of the theme "Innovate for a
At M&D and Ansons, we advise clients on a variety of issues regarding the use of registered trade marks. One of the issues that we discuss frequently is the use
MacLachlan & Donaldson would like to alert all clients and associates to the latest alert from the EUIPO. There is currently a new misleading invoice in circulation, which takes the
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate, several consumers have resorted to bulk-buying everyday products to avoid taking frequent trips to the supermarket. Others have chosen to do their shopping
Trade Mark owners, once they receive their Certificates of Registration, are always advised to police these rights to ensure that these rights are not diluted by a third party using