Why Slow and Steady Could Have Beaten Swift…

Why Slow and Steady Could Have Beaten Swift…

The acquisition of Big Mountain Label Group (“BMLG”) for $300m by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holding was publicised in late June this year. An interesting aspect of this transaction, from an intellectual property (IP) perspective, stemmed from Taylor Swift’s recent statement that she plans to re-record the albums that were included as part of the transaction. […]

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Quorn’s Secret Recipe Revealed: Why the Meatless Market is Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into

Quorn’s Secret Recipe Revealed: Why the Meatless Market is Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into

Fish-free tuna, soya shawarma kebab and the illustrious impossible burger, a meatless patty that uses protein from a soybean plant to mimic the effects of blood like animal-based products. These are all quirky items contributing to the thriving meatless market, predicted to be worth around $140 billion in the next decade by analysts at Barclays. […]

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The Plight of the 3-Stripes

The Plight of the 3-Stripes

This week in fashion news, sportswear giants Adidas and Sketchers have settled their latest legal dispute over the notorious three stripe trademark. This is just the latest in over 300 infringement matters involving the 3-stripe brand in the United States alone. This particular case between two of the largest US footwear brands involved Sketchers’ Goldie-Peaks […]

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FIFA vs Pro Evolution Soccer- Game On?

FIFA vs Pro Evolution Soccer- Game On?

It’s around that time of year again that millions of gamers around the world will be buzzing with excitement for the upcoming release of FIFA 20, a franchise that has confidently surpassed 260 million copies sold in its longstanding reign as the bestselling football video game. However, if you’re a Juventus fan, you might be […]

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HOTEL VOUCHER SHOP IP ASSET SALE

HOTEL VOUCHER SHOP IP ASSET SALE

ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY This is a unique opportunity to acquire the IP assets of Hotel Voucher Shop, one of Europe’s first and leading online hotel gift voucher vendors: • Operating for over 13 years and connecting with over 150,000 hotels worldwide • Selling hotel gift card vouchers to more than 200,000 customers • Utilising an advanced […]

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Facebook presents Libra – what’s the key intangible asset involved?

Facebook presents Libra – what’s the key intangible asset involved?

Image credit: France 24 Facebook has recently unveiled its ambitious project for a new global cryptocurrency, Libra. Facebook’s blockchain-powered currency will be backed by a basket of historically stable assets. This will lessen the high volatility experienced by other big crypto names such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple. Facebook isn’t embarking in this project alone. […]

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OME PRODUCTS IP ASSET SALE

OME PRODUCTS IP ASSET SALE

OME Products (“OME” or “the Company”) has instructed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property (“IP”) assets relating to the Company, a tech disruptor within the connected product industry HIGHLIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES • Robust brand identity with strong market reputation for its innovation and minimalism • Technology in the product […]

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Letter from America – League tables are not just for the big players!

Letter from America – League tables are not just for the big players!

My colleague, Hannah, wrote last week about Forbes’ release of this year’s most valuable brands. I wasn’t surprised to see the list being dominated by the prominent B2C consumer brands. Although it would be interesting to know which businesses are new to the list and which have successfully leveraged their brand to penetrate new markets, […]

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Which way for Huawei?

Which way for Huawei?

It’s certainly been heating up in the last week for smartphone giant Huawei, as it becomes one of the main targets in a fiery trade war between the US and China. Pressures have been mounting on one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturers, with the politically-charged issues resulting in a ban […]

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IP in college basketball: NCAA 1, student-athletes NIL

IP in college basketball: NCAA 1, student-athletes NIL

Image credit: Getty Images Intro 8 April marked the end of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, concluding with the national championship game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Texas Tech University) and the Virginia Cavaliers (University of Virginia). To get there, both teams had to battle their way through a single-elimination tournament […]

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Nike Gets Crazy!

Nike Gets Crazy!

Continuing with the sports theme for World IP Day, there is no doubt that when it comes to sport & retail brands, the power of sporting celebrity endorsement is enormous. Sporting brands have made great and innovative moves with this over the years, from sports stars ‘wearing/using’ the product to collaborating with sports stars and […]

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NIXON & HOPE IP ASSET SALE

NIXON & HOPE IP ASSET SALE

Kerry Bailey and Edward Kerr of BDO LLP, Joint Liquidators of Nixon & Hope Limited (in Liquidation) (the “Company”), have appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property (“IP”) assets relating to the Floors-2-Go and Allied Carpets carpet and flooring heritage brands. HIGHLIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES  • Well-Known Carpet & Flooring […]

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IP-Backed Lending – Q&A with our MD Stephen Robertson

IP-Backed Lending – Q&A with our MD Stephen Robertson

Metis Partners Inc. has launched a new IP-lending product, which has attracted significant interest from notable private equity firms, family offices and other lenders that are looking to lend to exciting and growing businesses. I have worked with innovative, IP-rich growing corporates for years, so I am pleased to see that lenders are finally recognising […]

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Comet IP Asset Sale

Comet IP Asset Sale

Metis Partners is offering an excellent opportunity to acquire a British retail, electronics and whitegoods brand with considerable heritage value and the associated IP assets including a sizable domain and trade mark portfolios. SALE All offers and requests for more information should be submitted by email directly to Aylin Dzhafer at aylin@metispartners.com. The deadline for […]

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International Women’s Day Q&A with Ruby Chan

International Women’s Day Q&A with Ruby Chan

For #InternationalWomensDay, we thought we’d ask one of our own inspirational women a few questions. Thanks for your great answers Ruby Chan! Q: How did you come to work at Metis Partners? A: I was seeking a role which would strengthen my commercial experience and challenge me intellectually – as a leading IP Valuation firm, […]

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Metis Partners plays a key role in corporate turnaround of IP-rich insurtech provider

Transferable and flexible – IP asset class shows its worth by facilitating a super-fast corporate turnaround A successful restructuring of an IP-rich insurtech provider has once again proven that IP assets play a critical role in corporate transactions. BM Advisory quickly appointed Metis Partners to conduct a marketing campaign on recognising that their client was […]

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Spotlight on… Miguel Benitez

Spotlight on… Miguel Benitez

Miguel Angel Martin Benitez Our Valuations Analyst who recently relocated to Glasgow from Valencia to join Metis Partners. What brought you to Metis Partners? I was initially looking for a move from financial reporting to equity valuation. I wasn’t really aware of what IP valuation was before applying to Metis Partners. After seeing an open […]

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