Glasgow-headquartered intellectual property companyMurgitroydIt has increased its Irish base through the acquisition of a European patent and trademark attorney firmHanna Moore + Curley(HMC).

HMC, a Dublin-based company that specialises in intellectual property protection in a broad range of sectors, including technology-led companies and life sciences, has also established a presence in China. This expands Murgitroyd’s reach in the Far East.

HMC and Murgitroyd’s Dublin offices “will be consolidated with no loss in jobs”, the firms stated. New investment will also be made to support future growth of the expanded Dublin operation.

This acquisition will add specialist attorney technical expertise to Murgitroyd’s pan European presence. It already includes offices in the UK and Germany as well as France, Italy, Ireland and Switzerland.

Gordon StarkMurgitroyd CEO, said that Hanna Moore + Curley will help Murgitroyd achieve its strategic goals to expand the business in Europe, support our North American corporate clients, and add an additional dimension to our business development here in Asia.

“HMC is an innovative IP business that is highly respected and valued. The integration of our Dublin offices will improve client services and help with future business development.

We are expanding our global reach and increasing our technical expertise to meet the needs of clients in emerging fields of intellectual property.

Businesses that use intellectual property as a strategic asset can benefit from innovative, proactive and informed advice to create IP assets with enduring corporate value. This requires that we invest in top-quality talent and provide sector-leading technical expertise while developing close, strategic relationships with our clients.

“HMC will increase our reach in Europe and our presence at the Far East – a region that continues be of increasing importance to our clients. It also brings on board a highly talented team that will add specialist expertise in the electronics, digital and software sectors.”

Barry MooreMoore + Curley stated that Hanna has grown her business steadily and with success since 2003. We now believe that Murgitroyd’s joining forces will help us achieve our growth goals. We will have greater access to more resources, more people, and a wider geographical reach.

“We are thrilled to join Murgitroyd. We look forward to providing our clients with the wider range of intellectual property services that being part a larger practice offers. Our clients will continue to benefit from our combined Dublin operations.