Metis Partners acts in the sale of Secure Electrans global patents underpinning the smart meter revolution!

Metis Partners acts in the sale of Secure Electrans global patents underpinning the smart meter revolution!

The ground-breaking patents behind one of the pioneers of the imminent worldwide smart meter revolution is coming onto the market in a sale which is likely to spark a frenzy of interest in the energy and patent sectors. Metis Partners, the internationally operating intellectual property (IP) specialist, has been called in to assist in the […]

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Metis Partners aims for new furnishing sale success as Paul Simon brand comes to market

Metis Partners aims for new furnishing sale success as Paul Simon brand comes to market

The intellectual assets of Paul Simon, one of the UK’s best-known furniture and home furnishing names, are being put up for sale following the 50-store chain’s collapse into administration earlier this year. Metis Partners, the internationally operating intellectual property (IP) specialist, has been called in to co-ordinate the global marketing of the IP assets of […]

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SOLD: P&R Howard IP Asset Sale

SOLD: P&R Howard IP Asset Sale

Introduction Blair Nimmo and Gerard Friar of KPMG LLP, the Joint Receivers of P&R Howard (Music) Limited (in Receivership) (“P&R Howard” or “the Company”), have appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property assets (“IP assets”) relating to the Company. The P&R Howard Brand The well-known and highly regarded “P&R […]

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Creditman: Metis Partners fires the starting gun in the race for the rich asset trove of Pharmacy Plus

Creditman: Metis Partners fires the starting gun in the race for the rich asset trove of Pharmacy Plus

The race is on to secure the rich hoard of intellectual property (IP) in a major drugs company which helped revolutionise patient care for thousands of residents in hundreds of Britain’s care homes. The IP of Bristol-based Pharmacy Plus is being offered to the market by Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual asset specialist, […]

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Metis Partners fires the starting gun in the race for the rich asset trove of Pharmacy Plus

Metis Partners fires the starting gun in the race for the rich asset trove of Pharmacy Plus

The race is on to secure the rich hoard of intellectual property (IP) in a major drugs company which helped revolutionise patient care for thousands of residents in hundreds of Britain’s care homes. The IP of Bristol-based Pharmacy Plus is being offered to the market by Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual asset specialist, […]

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Ortak, Scotland’s international jewellery brand, to re-launch after successful IP sale by Metis Partners

Ortak, Scotland’s international jewellery brand, to re-launch after successful IP sale by Metis Partners

Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual property (IP) specialist, has been instrumental in saving jobs and production at Ortak, one of Scotland’s most iconic jewellery and design brands. Following a successful sale of the IP assets of the internationally-known designer and manufacturer of classic and contemporary jewellery, it has been announced that the new […]

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Clydesdale Business Week – “Supporting Business Growth”

Clydesdale Business Week – “Supporting Business Growth”

Metis Partners are delighted to announce that we will be participating in Clydesdale Bank’s Business Week “Supporting Business Growth”, which will run from the 12th to the 16th of May in Aberdeen. Metis Partners will be hosting a seminar, on the 12th of May, intended to provide companies with information on effective recognition and leveraging […]

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Happy “World Intellectual Property” day

This weekend we will be celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day. In 2014 the theme for the day is all about films, stars and of course IP! Did you know that the first patented machine that showed animated pictures and movies was a device called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope”? Whilst far from resembling […]

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Money Republic

This is a unique opportunity to purchase the IP assets behind the online short-term lender operating moneyrepublic.com. Considerable investment has been made in designing and promoting the brand which stands out in the marketplace and it is protected by registered trade marks. Among others, IP assets available for sale include an attractive and comprehensive website […]

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Loan Talk: Payday lender crashes into administration

Loan Talk: Payday lender crashes into administration

A payday lender charging astronomical interest rates has crashed into administration. Essex-based payday lender, Money Republic Limited, which charged customers upwards of 1 per cent interest per day, has gone into administration, following financial difficulties regarding its assets and liabilities. The business from Basildon that prided itself on responsible lending collapsed into administration at the […]

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BQ: Money Republic brand up for sale

BQ: Money Republic brand up for sale

A high profile payday lender brand has been put up for sale by Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based intellectual property specialists. Money Republic was an early move in the short-term loan business that offered rates of 1% a day, avoiding some of the bad media coverage associated with other payday lenders. The business went into administration […]

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CC Magazine: Money Republic, leading brand in the short term loans sector, comes to market

CC Magazine: Money Republic, leading brand in the short term loans sector, comes to market

One of the most innovative, visible and respected brands in the UK’s alternative finance revolution is coming onto the market following an instruction to Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual property specialist. Money Republic was a prime mover in combining intelligent marketing and branding with technical innovation in the short term loans business. It […]

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IP as security feasibility report

Metis Partners were delighted to be chosen to conduct the feasibility study on using IP assets as security for SMEs to access debt based finance in 2013. Our report is almost complete, but to satisfy those who have been waiting with baited breath, we are pleased to release a snapshot of the findings in an easy to […]

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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 Willis and Capa, will be sponsoring the R3 Scotland Region Question Time – Perception & Regulation of the Insolvency Profession in Scotland. The issues will be debated in a “Question Time” format by an esteemed panel for the evening comprising: Liz Bingham, R3 President and Partner, Ernst & Young Lee Hewlett, […]

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Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

Help your clients find, create and leverage value in their businesses Metis Partners along with Wilson Field, Pension Led Funding and Boro are delighted to invite you to a seminar hosted by the Commercially Aware Network (C.A.N) at the Motorcyle Museum, Birmingham, from 8am – 11am on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. At the seminar we […]

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Chinese UPEX delegation

Chinese UPEX delegation

Chinese team visits Scots firms A delegation from the UPEX stock market, in Shenzhen, China, has been visiting Scottish companies to learn more about intellectual property (IP). The visitors, who depart today, were being hosted by Metis Partners and also met with Touch Bionics, Clydesdale Bank, Murgitroyd and representatives from the business school at Glasgow […]

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Burns night 2014

Burns night 2014

“Some hae meat and cannot eat. Some cannot eat that want it: But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.” Have you ever heard of Shakespeare night? Or Blake night? But mention Robert Burns and the whisky glasses are raised. We also raised glasses to celebrate the birthday of […]

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Accountancy Live: Buyer found for Management Institute’s Intellectual Property

Accountancy Live: Buyer found for Management Institute’s Intellectual Property

Following the collapse of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM), Begbies Traynor and Metis Partners have sold its intellectual property assets to Industry Qualification (IQ). The sale will safeguard the qualifications and career prospects of more than 7,000 UK students of the Institute of Administrative Management. Founded in 1915, the IAM offered membership services and qualification […]

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Metis Partners and Begbies Traynor help save 7000 students after institute goes into liquidation

Metis Partners and Begbies Traynor help save 7000 students after institute goes into liquidation

Metis Partners and Begbies Traynor help save 7000 students after institute goes into liquidation The qualification and career prospects of more than 7,000 students in the UK have been saved following a successful intervention by Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual property specialist, on the instruction of Begbies Traynor in Birmingham. Metis Partners was […]

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IP strategy for start-ups

I recently came across a 2012 blog posting on New Morning IP (find it here) which was tweeted for re-consumption by all of us who dream of IP when we sleep. The blog caught my attention because firstly, the author’s point on the value of patenting within a start-up really resonated with my own thoughts […]

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Angel News: Metis Partners present a unique opportunity to buy into the burgeoning “smart clothing” market

Angel News: Metis Partners present a unique opportunity to buy into the burgeoning “smart clothing” market

SOFTswitch, the technology named by Time Magazine as one of its Top 10 Coolest Inventions, is being put up for sale following an instruction to Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual property specialist. The technology, which has been used by global corporations and organisations such as Nike, NASA, Apple, Burton and BMW, is at […]

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Smart clothing technology up for sale

Smart clothing technology up for sale

The intellectual property (IP) assets of two Peratech brands relating to wearable technology are up for sale. The first is the patented Eleksen technology, ElekTex, which comprises a unique electro-conductive fabric touch pad optimised for the creation of flexible, durable and rugged fabric touch screen interfaces, thus negating the need for hard touchpads and flexi-circuits. […]

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We are bound by the secrets we share

In our second blog on trade secrets, we highlighted the importance of maintaining and enforcing an internal trade secret policy in order to prevent IP leakage via employee carelessness. But equally as important is the necessity for an external trade secret policy, particularly when embarking on partnerships and joint ventures (“JV”) – or even attending […]

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Disclosing the truth about non-disclosure agreements

According to everyone’s favourite web-based encyclopaedia, Venture Capital (“VC”) is defined as financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high-risk, start-up companies on the back of a novel technology or business model – so is it really any wonder so much emphasis is placed on maintaining the confidentiality of information related to an entrepreneur’s innovation, novel […]

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The Herald: Eleven jobs lost as musical firm P&R Howard collapses

The Herald: Eleven jobs lost as musical firm P&R Howard collapses

One of Scotland’s leading distributors of musical instruments has ceased trading with the loss of 11 jobs. East Kilbride-based P&R Howard (Music), which distributed the Westfield guitar brand favoured by musicians such as McFly’s Danny Jones and US singer songwriter Jason Mraz, went into receivership after difficult trading conditions impacted on cash flow. The directors, […]

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Daily Record: Struggling drinks firm seeks buyer

Daily Record: Struggling drinks firm seeks buyer

By Gareth Jones A buyer is being sought to come to the rescue of a troubled Stirling drinks firm which employs more than 20 people. Get Juiced, which produces juices and smoothies, fell into liquidation earlier this summer after trying to expand its market. Liquidators searching for a buyer hope the company can be revived […]

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Insolvency and the hidden brand benefit

Though this has been a year of soaring corporate profits for some, the number of companies which have entered insolvency proceedings was up 6% from this time last year. These businesses ran the gamut from celebrity-endorsed clothing brand Gio-Goi, to once-dominant movie rental provider Blockbuster, to music retail giant HMV. Headlines blamed the recession, or […]

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BBC: Collapsed soft drinks firm Get Juiced up for sale

BBC: Collapsed soft drinks firm Get Juiced up for sale

Soft drinks maker Get Juiced has been put up for sale, after going into liquidation earlier this month. The Stirling-based smoothie and fruit juice producer was in a major growth phase when it ran out of cash. Provisional liquidator Johnston Carmichael said interest had been expressed in the company’s brand and tangible assets. Glasgow-based intellectual […]

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