McDonald’s Selects Anaqua Trademark Management Software

Boston, March 13, 2018

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, today announced that McDonald’s Corporation has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA platform to manage trademark prosecution, enforcement and related legal matters.

The company’s IP portfolio includes more than 10,000 active trademark applications and registrations. McDonald’s will use the ANAQUA platform to help protect and enforce its global trademark portfolio by closely tracking its global trademark matters and continually monitoring and maintaining its portfolio.

The ANAQUA platform’s ability to manage oppositions, cancellations, revocations, infringements, and other enforcement actions will help bolster McDonald’s legal operations. With ANAQUA, McDonald’s IP legal team can collaborate between internal business units, outside counsel, and other stakeholders.

“We are excited about the opportunity to assist one of the world’s best known brands in managing and protecting their valuable trademark assets,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “McDonald’s and its trademark operations and related legal matters will be fully supported with Anaqua’s state-of-the-art software.”

About McDonald's

McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with approximately 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. Over 90% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

About Anaqua

Anaqua is a premium provider of integrated, end-to-end innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, serving 50% of the top 25 U.S. patent filers, 50% of the top 25 global brands, and a growing number of the most prestigious, forward-looking law firms. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across Europe and Asia. Anaqua’s IP platform is used by nearly one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators globally. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations. Anaqua was founded in 2004 to commercialize software developed by corporate IP practitioners from Ford and British American Tobacco, addressing a market need for IP enterprise software. The Company later acquired SGA2 (founded in 1994) to complement its core IP management software with patent annuity and trademark renewal payment services. Since late 2015, Anaqua has accelerated execution of its global growth strategy to acquire and integrate talent, expertise, technology, and data via five acquisitions, including ideaPoint, AcclaimIP, and Lecorpio. For additional information, please visit www.anaqua.com.

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