Partner, Solicitor London & Munich
Profile of Matthew Dick

I specialise in brand-related law and litigation, with a particular focus on trade marks and designs, and am privileged to work with and protect some of the world’s most famous brands. I relish working alongside colleagues and clients who are at the top of their game in terms of technical excellence and commercial awareness.

I became a partner at D Young & Co in 2013. Over the years, I’ve represented both small and multi-national clients from a variety of industries, providing a full-service offering: from the development and clearance of new brands, to registration strategy, oppositions, use and exploitation in the marketplace and ultimately enforcement, all on a worldwide basis. I also have a wealth of expertise in trade mark portfolio management.

I’ve advised clients on ASA complaints, UDRP proceedings relating to domain names and disputes before the EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the UKIPO and the English High Court. I also provide guidance on design and copyright issues.

I’m a member of the Unfair Competition Team for MARQUES – the European association representing the interests of trade mark owners.


  • BA in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Worcester College, University of Oxford 1999.
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales 2004.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice, University of Bristol 2004.
  • Admitted as a solicitor, Ireland 2016.


  • Law Society of England & Wales.
  • Law Society of Ireland.
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • MARQUES Association.
When you’re busy running your business, he adopts the right tone to remind you of the steps that you should be taking to strengthen your rights.
World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500
Matthew appreciates the crucial importance of your marks and provides cost-effective advice that is to the point and easily digestible.
World Trademark Review 1000
Maintains a good balance between professional and personal touch.
Legal 500
IP Star 2019/20: recognising top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Matthew Dick safeguards many household names and is perspicacious when it comes to protection and enforcement strategy.
World Trademark Review 1000
High-flyers in the profession call him “an incredibly bright guy with the law at his fingertips”, “a problem solver who never gets bogged down in legal minutiae” and importantly, “a really nice, personable guy”.
World Trademark Review 1000
Very knowledgeable on every aspect of trade mark law.
Legal 500
Trade Mark Expert 2018.
Expert Guides
His advice is always concise and his costs for clearance searches are very reasonable, which is great when you have tens of new trademarks to clear in one search.
World Trademark Review 1000
Highly recommended 2018.
Legal 500
Matthew is a true team player that goes the extra mile. His quick and creative solutions combined with his enthusiasm makes it a pleasure to work with him.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Matt is entirely dependable and acts like an extension of your business team. His advice is prompt, practical and cost-effective and takes into account not just the law but commercial practicalities too. Smart, friendly and witty, he’s a pleasure to work with on a personal level.
World Trademark Review 1000
Matthew is very customer focused and meets deadlines without exception, even when they’re incredibly tight.
World Trademark Review 1000