We act for Finastra, a global leader in financial services software. In 2017, Misys merged with D+H, to create the third largest Fintech company in the world, with a substantial portfolio of financial services solutions that cover retail and corporate banking, lending, treasury, capital markets, investment management and enterprise risk. Kempner & Partners was tasked with developing and implementing a trade mark searching strategy for a new global brand which the merged business was to operate under. Our search strategy had to be comprehensive, cost effective and commercially focussed.
Kempner & Partners adopts a flexible and holistic approach to trade mark clearance searches, an approach that utilises a blended mixture of publically available registers, commercial databases which we subscribe to and our network of trusted partners throughout the world. The strategy that we developed for Finastra was structured to take account of their key markets, their core goods and services and the budget for legal spend. With our team of chartered trade mark attorneys who are highly experienced in conducting clearance programmes over many years, we were able to provide Finastra with commercially relevant and concise advice. We identified not only where there were possible conflicts and where earlier rights posed a risk to Finastras’ proposed use, but also gave Finastra a commercial steer on whether there was likely to be a commercial risk in their market sector.