Potter Clarkson

Potter Clarkson

The Belgrave Centre
Talbot St


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.


Potter Clarkson’s European expansion

As part of its expansion plans in the Nordic region, Potter Clarkson recently announced the opening of a new office in Copenhagen and its forthcoming move to larger premises in Stockholm.  Headed up by Dr Benjamin Hoffmann, who trained as a Patent Attorney in the...

Potter Clarkson’s London expansion

Potter Clarkson has announced its recent investment in a new London presence following the acquisition of specialist trade mark practice Wildbore and Gibbons. Established for more than 130 years, Potter Clarkson are delighted to bring on board the pedigree and...

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