You Simply Can’t Afford to Take Your Eye Off the Ball

You Simply Can’t Afford to Take Your Eye Off the Ball

Football, without doubt the world’s most popular sport and considered by many to be ‘the beautiful game’, is certainly no stranger to the challenges of IP. Increasingly, topics such as patents, trademarks and copyright all feature prominently in any starting eleven, forming a solid defence that offers protection for and against an array of relevant […]

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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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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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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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Lawn Bowls Extravaganza 2018

The 2018 Metis Partners annual Lawn Bowls Extravaganza was bigger than ever, with three events bringing together more than 30 teams in both Glasgow and London. Despite forecasts of thunderstorms and ponchos at the ready, our Glasgow Corporate Recovery event saw the sun shine throughout (most of!) the event. Time to take our Lawn Bowls […]

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Interview with Raj Sark of MyXupo

MP: What were the most crucial things that you did to grow your business? RS: We have always focused on sustainable growth, organic market share development and profitability (that includes very aggressive control of the bottom line). We invested heavily in our Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio which I am confident will create significant shareholder return […]

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Interview with Graeme Malcolm OBE of M Squared Lasers

MP: What were the most crucial things that you did to grow your business? GM: We took an investment from Business Growth Fund 4 years ago to allow us to create a factory for advanced laser technologies and to establish sales and marketing in the US market. Now we are 5 times higher in revenue […]

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Burns Night 2017

Burns Night 2017

Thank you for coming along to our annual Rabbie Burns Night! Although the speeches were FAR too long, the tube was on strike and the fact we’d brought the freezing weather with us from Scotland, we hope you had as much fun as we did! There was certainly enough haggis consumed to keep us all […]

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Employee spotlight: our coffee drinking expert IP analyst who always loves having a chat about politics – Morven Fraser

I’m happiest when… …chatting about politics. Before working at Metis Partners what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I worked as a baker for a social community café, which was really interesting but put me off sugar for a while…. Do you have any “hidden talents”? I can play the baritone […]

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Lawn Bowls Takes on London

Lawn Bowls Takes on London

Getting on a plane to London for business early on a Friday had never been as inviting (or exciting!) as on Friday the 30th of September. Why? Because it wasn’t for any ordinary business event… it was for The Metis Partners Lawn Bowls Extravaganza! A bit of lawn bowling mixed in with networking is a […]

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Employee spotlight: our sarcastic Valuation expert who loves nothing more than a game of football and a day in the sun – Saj Ali

I’m happiest when… …I’m playing football! Or enjoying the sun in some scenic location (I don’t get out much). Before working at Metis Partners what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Unfortunately I’ve never had a particularly interesting or unusual job, but as an eager youngster I “worked” in a games […]

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Lawn Bowls Extravaganza Scotland 2016

At Metis Partners we think there’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to liven up a networking event! This was true of our amazing Glasgow Lawn Bowls Extravaganza held last month, where 13 companies joined the game in the hope of leaving as the champions, heralding the title of Best Business Bowler 2016. We […]

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Employee spotlight: Our brilliant orienteering pro, cake lover and expert IP analyst – Aylin Dzhafer

I’m happiest when… …there’s cake. Before working at Metis Partners what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I’ve been part of an election observation mission – it was a good mix of polling station visits, meetings with government officials and political party representatives, and picking apart election laws. Do you have […]

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Lawn Bowls 2016

Lawn Bowls 2016

The Lawn Bowls Extravaganza is always a highlight of the year, so much so that this year we’re holding two! For those of you south of the border, keep an eye out for the London Lawn Bowls Extravaganza which will be taking place in September. For the time being, we’re getting excited about the upcoming […]

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Metis Partners to sponsor R3 Scotland Region Question Time event

Metis Partners to sponsor R3 Scotland Region Question Time event

Metis Partners, along with Deloitte LLP, Willis Towers Watson, Orbis Protect, and Sweeney Kincaid, will once again be sponsoring the R3 Scotland Region Question Time. Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016 Location: Deloitte LLP, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3BX Time: 17.15 for a 17.45 start This year’s topic is “The Scottish Economic Outlook”, following the Scottish Parliament election and ahead of the historic […]

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IP100 Update: Congratulations to SwiftKey

IP100 Update: Congratulations to SwiftKey

Everyone has made an embarrassing mistake via predictive text, simply because it doesn’t think the way you do. Enter SwiftKey: intelligent word prediction software which creates a cloud-based personalised dictionary based on the way you write, including (on an opt-in basis) data from Facebook and email. SwiftKey has been considered one of Britain’s biggest app […]

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IP100 Update: Congratulations to Sphere Fluidics

IP100 Update: Congratulations to Sphere Fluidics

We are very excited to see that another IP100 success story! Congratulations go to Sphere Fluidics, a Cambridge-based medical technology company that have just secured $7 million with more to follow! Their advanced single-cell analysis system (Cyto-Mine®) has global potential, and this funding will enable them to extend business activity and fundraising efforts in Asia. […]

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Invitation – Metis Partners IP Valuation Event (and Funnies!)

Invitation – Metis Partners IP Valuation Event (and Funnies!)

Join Metis Partners for an evening of networking, drinks and side-splitting comedy at the Phoenix Artist Club on the 9th of March from 6.30-9pm. We also invite you to bring relevant colleagues or contacts from audit/tax who might need our support with IP valuations, including PPAs, FRS102 and other conflicted valuations. Event details: Location: Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix […]

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Happy IP100 Day!

Happy IP100 Day!

We’re really proud of what the IP league table has accomplished in the last few months, so we want to pull all the IP100 forces together and get it trending on Twitter! We really need all the help we can get to make it happen! Please get involved and tweet, tweet, tweet! Tell the world […]

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Aberdeen Whisky Tasting

Just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean the fun stops at Metis Partners. In honour of Offshore Europe, we organised another Whisky Tasting event on the 9th of September in collaboration with three of our favourite companies, Murgitroyd, ITF and Elevator. We’re pleased to announce that it was a massive success! Duncan Taylor’s whisky […]

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Awards

The team at Metis Partners work hard, and it’s very exciting when we get recognition for it. In the last twelve months, we have received several accolades, for both our Corporate Recovery and Advisory services, as well as our innovation and Due Diligence offering. We’re honoured to be awarded for our services, and hope to […]

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