Glasgow-based patent law firm Murgitroyd has acquired Hanna Moore + Curley (HMC) as part of its international expansion plans.
HMC is one of Ireland’s largest patent and trade mark attorney firms and is headquartered in Dublin.
It specialises in obtaining intellectual property protection for a range of sectors, including life sciences, electronic and technology-led companies, also has a presence in China, which expands Murgitroyd ’s global reach in the Far East.
The deal – for an undisclosed sum – adds specialist attorney technical expertise and further develops Murgitroyd’s pan-European presence, complementing services offered through its existing offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Finland.
New investment will be made in resources to support the future growth of the enlarged Dublin operation.
Gordon Stark, chief executive of Murgitroyd, said: “The addition of Hanna Moore + Curley advances Murgitroyd’s strategic ambition to grow the business in Europe, broaden support for our North American corporate clients and add a new dimension to our business development in Asia.
“HMC is a highly regarded and progressive IP business and the integration of our Dublin offices will enhance client services and future business development.”
Barry Moore, co-founder of HMC, said: “We have grown our business steadily and successfully since 2003 and we now believe that joining forces with Murgitroyd will accelerate our growth ambitions.
“We will be able to access more resources and more people as well as gaining a greater geographical spread.”
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