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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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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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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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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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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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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Metis Partners has been appointed on Maplin Electronics Limited (in Administration)

Metis Partners has been appointed on Maplin Electronics Limited (in Administration)

The Joint Administrators of nationwide electronics retailer Maplin Electronics Limited (in Administration) (“Maplin” or the “Company”) have instructed Metis Partners to conduct a sales and marketing exercise in relation to the Company’s IP assets. Zelf Hussain, Ian Green and Toby Underwood of Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of Maplin on 28th February 2018. […]

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Beatroot assets bought by U.S. record label

Beatroot assets bought by U.S. record label

The brand and assets of Manchester-based online music platform Beatroot Music have been bought by an American business. Made in Memphis Entertainment, a music studio, record label and publishing platform founded by songwriter and producer David Porter, has paid an undisclosed sum for Beatroot’s intellectual property and other assets. The sale includes the Beatroot brand, […]

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IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets of a recognised leader in the bioformulation and drug delivery industry, XstalBio Limited, which is behind CentuRecon – a patent-backed reconstitution technology that has the potential to revolutionise the preparation of high concentration protein solutions, are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Established as […]

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Sports coaching in the spotlight as Metis Partners brings innovative technology to market

Sports coaching in the spotlight as Metis Partners brings innovative technology to market

As the Superbowl and Six Nations Championship dominated the world’s sporting headlines this week and the importance of sports coaching was once again in the spotlight, the sale of the technology behind a successful sports software company was attracting major attention. Sport Technology Services has made its name by developing 3D animation coaching software and […]

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IP assets of subsea technology specialist brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of subsea technology specialist brought to market by Metis Partners

The intellectual property (“IP”) assets of Controlled Variable Buoyancy Systems Limited (“CVBS” or the “Company”), the company behind proprietary subsea technology applicable in the decommissioning market segment within the oil and gas sector, are being offered to the market by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Incorporated in 1997, CVBS was established […]

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Rare opportunity to obtain IP assets of game developer brought to market by Metis Partners

Rare opportunity to obtain IP assets of game developer brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets, particularly the unique game technology behind the Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA) system created by top tier independent games developers is being offered for sale by the award winning commercial intellectual property consulting firm, Metis Partners. Incorporated in 2011, Oysterworld was known for producing high quality online casual and family entertainment products […]

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Industry giants Kromek and Appointedd reveal why overseas intellectual property protection led to their success

Industry giants Kromek and Appointedd reveal why overseas intellectual property protection led to their success

Innovative UK companies will be sharing the pit falls and plateaus they have experienced when expanding overseas, and how they protected their intellectual property (IP) assets along the way, at the next IP100 Club event held on November 10th at Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh. The high profile speakers include Professor Max Robinson, the founder of  Kromek […]

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IP assets of electrical and mechanical engineering experts brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of electrical and mechanical engineering experts brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets, notably an extensive design portfolio and an industry wide reputation for excellence of international electrical and mechanical engineers, A-Belco Group are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Based in the Midlands, the company was incorporated in 1999 and operated a number of divisions, including […]

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IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets of a recognised leader in the bioformulation and drug delivery industry, XstalBio Limited, which is behind CentuRecon – a patent-backed reconstitution technology that has the potential to revolutionise the preparation of high concentration protein solutions, are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Established as […]

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The IP100 exceeds 100 entrants

The IP100 exceeds 100 entrants

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ IP100 has exceeded 100 entrants following a recent surge of applicants. After a successful event last month at Venturefest in Birmingham, the IP100 team secured 14 new West Midland applications, bringing the total to almost 110, and making the IP100 the fastest growing business community in the UK. The 100th […]

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Intellectual property assets driving the funding for software company, MindGenius

MindGenius, a leading software development company, has created a platform that enables its users to capture their ideas, visualise information, plan projects and share knowledge through its core mapping function, and has recently announced an equity funding round of £1m to further develop its cloud based project management solution. As part of its fundraising strategy, […]

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