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Mathys & Squire LLP

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Margaret Arnott

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Mathys & Squire LLP

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Intellectual property.


Margaret has over two decades of experience in trade mark protection and an impressive track record of representing a diverse range of clients, including multinational corporations, in the development, management and protection of their trade mark portfolios. In particular, Margaret has extensive experience of filing and prosecuting trade mark and design applications in many jurisdictions, and managing large portfolios of trade marks on behalf of her clients. Margaret’s background as a commercial solicitor, as well as her High Courts Litigation Certificate in Intellectual Property, is invaluable in her conduct of contentious intellectual property proceedings and in negotiating the settlement of such proceedings. Her role includes advising on brand name selection and clearance, trade mark prosecution and a full range of contentious work including oppositions, cancellation actions, domain name UDRP proceedings and litigation in court. She routinely advises on the settlement of contentious proceedings and drafts any necessary co-existence/delimitation agreements. A member of the team that secured one of the first pan-European trade mark injunctions for infringement of a community trade mark, Margaret has successfully protected the interests of her clients in proceedings in the IPEC and the High Court. She also provides regular IP seminars and training for large multinational clients to help improve IP awareness amongst their marketing and legal teams.


Qualified 1987; trade mark specialist in private practice since 1992, and is a Registered Trade Mark Agent.


Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; Law Society; INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the China Sub-Committee.


Margaret has an honours degree in law from Nottingham Trent University. She originally qualified as a solicitor in 1987, before going on to qualify as a UK and European trade mark and design attorney. BA MITMA. High Courts Litigation Certificate in Intellectual Property.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

The 'excellent' Mathys & Squire LLP works predominantly on brand protection and portfolio management with clients that include British Gas and Public Health England. Gary Johnston co-heads the team and recently advised De’Longhi on the trade mark strategy for its Kenwood trade mark portfolio. Fellow practice head Margaret Arnott advised Harley Davidson on opposing the EU trade mark application of 'Urbanglide' by a competitor. Also recommended is managing associate Laura West, who is 'exceptionally efficient and responsive' and provides 'sensible and practical advice'.

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