How Napster Transformed a Copyright Shutdown to a $70m Price Tag

How Napster Transformed a Copyright Shutdown to a $70m Price Tag

Last week saw the conclusion of a $70 million sale of Napster – the online music store and subscription service – to the UK based, virtual reality music concert start-up, MelodyVR. This sale has generated prolific attention in the music industry particularly around the turnaround of Napster, whose trading history is riddled with Intellectual Property […]

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‘A ‘New Normal’ Needs a New IP Narrative and Lenders Are Listening!’: Webinar in Partnership with Catax

On the 21st July we partnered with R&D tax specialists Catax to create a webinar providing a unique insight into how businesses can gain an invaluable cash injection by presenting IP as collateral to attract the attention of lenders, or through using tax relief to fund growth and innovation. Our founder Stephen Robertson used his twenty years of experience to […]

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Forget the Palm Beach Bear Trap – Golf Broadcasters are Caught in a Metaphorical Bear Trap

Forget the Palm Beach Bear Trap – Golf Broadcasters are Caught in a Metaphorical Bear Trap

In recent weeks, the murmurs of annoyance amongst the audience of the telecasts of PGA Tour golf events have reached a crescendo roar. With a litany of advertisement breaks, over-saturation of sponsorships and a lack of actual golf being shown, golf fans have voiced their disenchantment with the broadcasting of the sport they love on […]

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Spotlight on… Emily Muir

Spotlight on… Emily Muir

What better way to introduce you to our new Corporate Recovery Manager, Emily Muir, than with a quick-fire Metis Q&A!   What brought you to Metis Partners? Having worked in the insolvency industry, Metis Partners are immediately recognized as a market leader in Intellectual Property valuation & advisory services. I was attracted to the variety […]

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A Tale of Two Cities and Football Naming Rights

A Tale of Two Cities and Football Naming Rights

Football is undeniably a global product, capable of churning out obscene amounts of profits for those with pockets deep enough to invest in the beautiful game. The World’s most popular sport has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, a period characterised by significant commercialisation, resulting in a game almost unrecognisable from its traditional roots. […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSOR BAKER BOTTS

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSOR BAKER BOTTS

ENSURING SECURE STRATEGIES Law firm Baker Botts specialises in IP protection and corporate finance and it emphasises the importance of IP strategy marching in step with wider strategy No business with serious ambitions can afford to neglect the importance of Intellectual Property and of protecting that IP. Neil Coulson, IP partner with law firm Baker […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON NEW SPONSOR CATAX

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON NEW SPONSOR CATAX

Energising Growth   Research and Development can be a costly process but, with the right professional advice, businesses can get back much of the cost, as we discover talking to consultants Catax.   Innovation and business development are thriving in the UK, but they usually require significant investment from businesses which can be difficult to […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON WINNER M SQUARED

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON WINNER M SQUARED

Pushing Boundaries M Squared is operating at the cutting edge of scientific research and is turning the results of its work into commercial success… M Squared is a photonics and quantum technology company, whose laser systems are pushing the boundaries of quantum science, to improve healthcare and the scientific understanding to halt climate change. The […]

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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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