Potter Clarkson

Potter Clarkson

The Belgrave Centre
Talbot St
Nottingham
NG1 5GG

ABOUT

Potter Clarkson LLP is an award-winning firm of European patent and trademark attorneys and IP solicitors. Established in 1889, Potter Clarkson is one of the largest full service Intellectual Property practices in Europe (and one of the largest outside of London), employing some 60 qualified professionals and 90 paralegals, administrators and support staff at their Nottingham office. Recognising the need to understand their clients’ technologies and business objectives in order to devise effective patent strategies, Potter Clarkson is dedicated to offering clients unrivalled expertise in helping them protect and commercialise their innovations.

With a team of over 35 in the biotechnology and chemistry group, the firm has one of the largest life sciences departments in Europe and they are particularly well-regarded for their successful prosecution, opposition and appeal work. The team is ideally placed to help clients design and implement proactive, commercially-focused IP strategies to give them competitive advantage whatever their segment of this challenging research- and IP-intensive sector.

The firm offers the full range of IP legal services, from seeking and securing registered IP rights to both contentious and non-contentious IP matters (such as licencing strategies and collaboration agreements). They provide representation in all English courts as well as in organisations such as the European Patent Office and European Union Intellectual Property Office, making them the European firm of choice for a number of individuals, start-up and early stage companies, owner-managed businesses, universities and technology transfer organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

Potter Clarkson is one of only a handful of UK patent and trade mark firms to have achieved three internationally recognised ISO accreditations. The three ISO standards (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001), achieved in 2015 and re-accredited annually, provide clients with assurance of high quality in the areas of management systems, environmental management, and information management. Cyber security is taken extremely seriously and, in 2015, Potter Clarkson was awarded the Government and industry-developed Cyber Essentials accreditation. The scheme recognises the firm’s ongoing commitment to the protection of its clients’ data against the risk of common internet-based threats.

NEWS

The Next 100 Days – Seizing the opportunity in a new normal

This is the final blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s Next 100 Days guide. We developed this guide to help companies prioritise their IP...

The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. During times of crisis, it is more important than ever to mitigate...

The next 100 days: Consolidating your IP position

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property, using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. With a clear picture of your current IP position, having undertaken a...

The Next 100 Days: Getting an accurate picture of your IP position

This is the next blog in the series, which looks at how innovative companies like yours can ensure your intellectual property (IP) approach is aligned to your commercial goals using Potter Clarkson’s Next 100 Days guide. Here, we look at the first of the four steps...

Why the next 100 days are critical for innovative businesses

Businesses around the world are currently facing some really tough operational choices on many fronts, and these can be especially difficult decisions for highly innovative businesses, who are in the midst of a breakthrough or on the way to launching a new product or...

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