With digital innovation in areas such as automation, encryption, contactless payment methods and interfaces, the traditional financial services landscape is changing rapidly.

Fintech innovation is providing many opportunities for financial and technology companies. To secure market share, protect investment in research and development and to increase the value of a company, it is important for businesses in the financial sector to define, protect and enforce their IP rights.

The availability of IP protection varies significantly between jurisdictions in the area of fintech. For example, care must be taken when drafting a patent application to ensure the subject matter is not categorised as a “business method” and therefore not capable of patent protection.

A synergistic IP strategy is also required that protects the appearance of products, the way in which they operate and any associated branding. In addition, a careful approach to contractual agreements and licensing is prudent. Given these issues, professional advice from a team of attorneys adept in dealing with these issues is crucial.

At D Young & Co we are well-placed to advise on and manage your contentious and non-contentious intellectual property rights. We have attorneys and solicitors with expertise in fields such as digital electronics, telecommunications, computer architecture, display technologies and web systems.

Areas of financial & business related IP expertise include:

  • Application programming interface (API) structures
  • Biometric identification
  • Big data
  • Blockchain and smart contracts
  • Cloud data
  • Computer code
  • Connected devices
  • Contactless payments
  • Data analytics
  • Internet of things applications
  • Mobile payments
  • Network Architecture
  • Regtech
  • Payment Solutions
  • Visual interfaces
Its critical evaluation of patentability is faultless and its advice on patent strategy and prosecution shows a profound level of understanding of the technology involved.
IAM Patent 1000
D Young & Co is a leader in the UK prosecution market.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Clients can one-stop shop here with supreme confidence.
World Trademark Review 1000
Venerable yet dynamic patent and trade mark firm with household-name clients in all major industrial sectors.
Chambers
Its substantial roster of attorneys enables it to cover nearly every specialism and need, including litigation.
Chambers
A leading name in the filing of both patents and trade marks.
Chambers
Highly regarded for its work on a wide range of patent matters. Its attorneys act across all types of technology, from life sciences to electrical engineering.
Chambers
The entire team is keen to make sure they understand what we want, from fee earners to business support assistants.
Chambers
Good commercial acumen.
Legal 500
An impeccable track record in trade mark protection.
Legal 500
Contact us for more information
mail@dyoung.com +44 (0)20 7269 8550

Meet the team

Partners

Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Uli Foerstl
Uli Foerstl
Partner, Rechtsanwalt
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Nicholas Malden
Nicholas Malden
Partner, Patent Attorney
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David Meldrum
David Meldrum
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
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Senior Associates

Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Associates

Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Holly Cowie
Holly Cowie
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Associate, Solicitor
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Wendy Oliver-Grey
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Consultants

Ian Starr
Ian Starr
Consultant, Solicitor
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