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Matthew Shaw

Equity Partner

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham and now work in a wide range of technical fields, and on a variety of IP issues. A significant part of my practice now covers trade marks in the UK and overseas, protecting commercial branding, personal names, corporate identities and logos, with a particular interest in motorsport teams and drivers, and the leisure/entertainment industries. In that respect, The Legal 500 has described me as 'very efficient, with great attention to detail, knowledge and excellent response times'.

I also have a particular interest in intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. A large part of my responsibility at Forresters lies in client development and acquisition - both at home and abroad - which means that I am lucky enough to travel widely. Specifically, I have been closely involved with intellectual property rights and enforcement in China, having visited the country regularly, and have added India to my field of activity. I am an active participant in the Asian Patent Attorneys' Association, which meets annually in various Far Eastern locations.

Outside of the office, I spend my time running and on the tennis court, and dreaming up elaborate reasons to avoid going to the gym - eating out, following motorsport and spending weekends away are the current favourites.






"Very efficient with great attention to detail, knowledge and excellent response times"
Legal 500 2016



Matthew Shaw
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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Trade Marks
  • Designs(registered and unregistered)
  • Copyright