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Marks and Clerk wins top legal award at glittering London event

Friday, 10 March 2017

Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has been named Scottish Prosecution Firm of the Year at a prestigious industry awards night.

The firm – which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen – walked away with the accolade at the Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards on Thursday night (March 9).

The award is given to firms which have made outstanding contributions to IP work over the past 12 months.

Richard Gibbs, (Glasgow Office Managing Partner), Andrew Docherty (Aberdeen Office Managing Partner), Campbell Newell (Head of the Scottish Trade Mark Practice) and Maureen Kinsler (International Chairman), of Marks & Clerk were presented with the trophy at the showcase event, which took place at The Savoy Hotel in London.

Earlier this month, the firm also was also recognised as one of Scotland’s top performers for patent work when it was listed for the ninth consecutive year in IP Stars’ top tier for Scottish patent prosecution work. Marks & Clerk has also been recognised this year for its trade mark work, with placements in the top tier of the IP Stars guide for Scottish trade mark prosecution, and the Gold tier of the World Trademark Review 1000 guide for trade mark agency work.

Richard Gibbs, Glasgow Office Managing Partner at Marks & Clerk, commented: “In Scotland we deliver essential IP advice and representation to a whole range of clients from local SMEs to large multi-nationals.

“This award is testament to the fantastic work of our expert team of practitioners and support staff at our offices across the country, who are committed to supporting our clients’ business growth ambitions.”

Marks & Clerk also picked up the Singapore Prosecution Firm of the Year award and was nominated in the Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year and UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year categories.





Issued by Beattie on behalf of Marks & Clerk



Notes to Editors

Marks & Clerk is the largest firm of intellectual property advisers in the UK and is recognised as one of the world’s leading IP firms. The firm has Scottish offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Its patent and trade mark attorneys offer a full range of intellectual property services – covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright – for clients ranging from SMEs and spinouts to universities and multinationals. 

The firm’s patent attorneys all have scientific or engineering backgrounds whilst its trade mark attorneys advise on all areas of brand protection.

Services include: obtaining patent and trade mark protection worldwide; portfolio management; IP strategy and commercialisation; licensing; enforcement; and due diligence.

Marks & Clerk was co-founded in 1887 by Scots inventor Sir Dugald Clerk and renowned engineer George Croydon Marks. Its long-established Scottish practice traces its roots (as Cruikshank & Fairweather) back to 1886, making it the oldest firm of patent attorneys in Scotland. Marks & Clerk now employs over 60 staff across its Scottish offices.

With a network of 16 offices across the UK (eight locations), continental Europe, North America and Asia, and long-established relationships with other leading IP firms worldwide, the firm is able to assist innovators to protect and maximise the value of their intellectual assets on a local and global basis.


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