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Scots IP experts stay at top of trade mark rankings

Friday, 17 February 2017

Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has been rated as one of Scotland’s top performers for trade mark work.

It received recognition in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2017 trade mark firm rankings which rate work across more than 80 jurisdictions around the world.

The rankings are based on six months of research carried out by Managing IP’s analysts who obtain information through interviews, emails and online surveys.

Marks & Clerk – which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen – is one of just three firms in Scotland to be given the highest ranking of ‘Tier 1’ status for trade mark prosecution, encompassing work with clients to obtain trade mark protection at intellectual property offices around the world.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the firm has been ranked in Tier 1 in Scotland.

Marks & Clerk is also nominated for the “Scottish prosecution firm of the year” at this year’s Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards, which will take place in London on Thursday 9 March.

Campbell Newell, Head of Marks & Clerk’s Scottish trade mark practice, said: “We are hugely proud to have retained our top ranking in recognition of the stellar work of our team of trade mark practitioners.

“Our Scottish team advises clients of all sizes, spanning a broad range of sectors, on trade mark issues to ensure they get the most effective management of their IP. We are committed to delivering excellence and our Tier 1 status is testament to this.”




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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