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  1. Innovation
    1. Davos: winning trust in a digitalised, connected world
    2. Using technology to serve our clients
    3. Finding the balance: human touch versus high tech
    4. Connected Future: a global infrastructure report
    5. ShopBack seals latest major fundraising in Singapore
    6. FinTech reshapes financial services as sector booms
    7. WeWork: pioneering a new way of office working
  2. Anticipation
    1. Portuguese renewable energy sector heats up with EUR 600m Novenergia sale
    2. Tristan completes EPISO 5 fund raise amidst political turbulence
    3. Coty picks CMS as global adviser following beauty parade
    4. E-Procurement sets new commercial tone for EU contractors
    5. New challenges in a changing world
  3. Supporting Growth
    1. Advent seals EUR 1.9bn Zentiva deal as healthcare booms
    2. Liberty sells European assets to Vodafone in EUR 18.4bn mega-deal
    3. Cinven acquires PPF as European pet food market flourishes
    4. Advance takes centre stage with theatre group acquisition
  4. Managing Risk
    1. Protecting trade marks across Europe
    2. Markel takes Hippo to task in complex insurance arrears dispute
    3. New lab services agreements for Honeywell following Homes spin-off
    4. Creating a tax-effective structure for a private equity investment
    5. Climate change liability – new litigation risks
  5. Inside CMS
    1. From China to Chile: cultural differences and the ties that bind
    2. CMS breaks ground with first global tech start up programme, equIP
    3. Facing the future
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Helping to achieve a better world
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Olga Belyakova
    2. Interview with Jeremy Tan
    3. Interview with Laura Houet
    4. Interview with Ramón Huapaya
    5. Interview with Daniela Murer
    6. Interview with Christopher Jordan
    7. Interview with Herman Boersen
    8. Interview with Sibylle Schnyder
    9. Interview with Clemens Grossmayer
    10. Interview with Robert Stephen
    11. Interview with Mary Allan
    12. Interview with Matias Somarriva
    13. Interview with Denis Redon
    14. Interview with Joaquim Sherman de Macedo
    15. Interview with Eleanor Lane
    16. Interview with Niklas Zaugg
    17. Interview with Joachim Kaetzler
    18. Interview with Andreas Otto

Protecting trade marks across Europe

"We like that CMS provides clear advice as to the best way to proceed, particularly when it comes to the potential infringement of third party rights."
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL 
World-leading Tech Company

We are retained by one of the world’s leading tech companies to protect its UK and EU trademarks, which is a key aspect of its global business strategy.

Our work involves undertaking clearance searches for new brands, filing new trademark applications, dealing with any oppositions as well as filing oppositions against third party marks which are too similar. We also advise on infringement issues. The company has worked extensively with our IP teams in the UK, Poland and Austria and has also started instructing colleagues in the Netherlands and Germany.

The in-house counsel commented, “We value lawyers who understand our business and CMS’s expertise in the technology sector and the effort they take to really get to grips with our offering is a big factor in our choice of outside counsel. Providing commercial advice is also very important. We don’t want attorneys who sit on the fence. We like that CMS provides clear advice as to the best way to proceed, particularly when it comes to the potential infringement of third party rights.”

The CMS team undertook a large project last year, handling the trademark aspects of the rollout of a new flagship suite of software  with its new branding and icons. We also created a fixed-price trademark clearance product for the tech company, enabling it to secure clearances across Europe via a single point of contact in London. 

Key contacts

Matías Somarriva
Matias Somarriva
Partner