International IP firm Murgitroyd is recommended for IP protection and portfolio management. The firm was previously owned by Murgitroyd Group PLC, a de-listed company which was acquired in December 2019 by private equity company Sovereign Capital Partners. Murgitroyd has expanded its market share in Europe by acquiring firms such as UDL Intellectual Property in the UK and Hanna Moore + Curley in Ireland.
The firm announced the acquisition of Dublin-based patent attorney firm Hanna Moore + Curley in September 2021. Two months later, in November, it announced its acquisition of UDL Intellectual Property. Software and telecoms patent attorney Andrew Alton has left the firm.
Former UDL director and trade mark star Alison Simpson retired in June 2022.