GLASGOW, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Scottish offices of intellectual property attorneys Murgitroyd & Company have been awarded “Gold” status in the annual Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 global rankings.
The award was in recognition of the collective efforts of the firm's Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices. IAM noted, “The residents of its Glasgow office – the firm’s world headquarters – effectively leverage the wider network in order to secure international protection for patrons. They are skilful when dealing with the needs of marquee multinational technology entities.”
IAM further commented, “The individuals at Murgitroyd & Company always impress – they are commercial operators with a ‘can-do’ attitude.” IAM specifically recommends the expertise of Graham Murnane, as “he knows his way around the European Patent Office better than most, having spent years as a substantive patent examiner there. His engineering experience gives him a further edge.”
IAM highlights the group’s Aberdeen office as having “especially impressive credentials in the oil and gas sphere,” while also applauding its “contributions to the development of IP law and policy in Europe.”
Ed Murgitroyd, Deputy Chairman, said, "We are delighted by being ‘Gold’ listed, and this underlines our attorneys' commitment to providing commercially relevant client advice while highlighting our extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise."
Murgitroyd was established in Glasgow in 1975. Today it is one of the largest patent and trade mark attorney groups in Europe, with 13 offices in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Finland and Italy as well as 2 client liaison offices in the US. The company employs more than 70 patent and trade mark professionals and over 230 members of staff.
The company’s Aberdeen office is the oldest established office of patent and trade mark attorneys in the region. Its team of oil and gas patent and trade mark attorneys rank among the most experienced in the UK.
Graham Murnane (pictured) is a Director of Murgitroyd Group PLC, the holding company of Murgitroyd & Company Limited and joined the firm in 1996. Graham's degree was an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University, and is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Patent Attorney (UK), European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney. Graham divides his time between the Murgitroyd Glasgow and Munich offices, and leads the firm's European Opposition and Appeal team. He spent a number of years as a substantive examiner and opposition division member at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich.