Potter Clarkson


Potter Clarkson AB
Riddargatan 10
Stockholm 114 35

Tel:+46 8 505 345 52

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Managing Partner: Stephen Smith

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Established : 1889
Number of partners: 43
Number of practitioners: 75
Languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPLA, AIPPI, APAA, CBBC, BIO, CIPA, CITMA, MARQUES, ECTA, Bio Industry Association (BIA), IOM3 - Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, IMechE - Institute of Mechanical Engineers, SCI, Renewable UK, Ocean Energy Europe, Medilink UK, UKSPA, WTiN - World Textile Information Network, Innovation in Textiles, euspen, One Nucleus, Regener8, Praxisunico (UK), LATi, PAMIA, MIP Women in IP, IP Inclusive

Potter Clarkson helps companies, organisations and individuals across all sectors of business to understand, create, protect and defend the commercial value of their innovations anywhere in the world through intellectual property rights.

As a full-service intellectual property law firm with expertise in patents, trade marks, designs, litigation, licensing and consultancy, Potter Clarkson provides specialist support in all areas of IP including:

  • Identifying what can be protected.
  • Securing IP rights.
  • Realising the full value of clients’ assets with smart commercial arrangements.
  • Helping clients develop the value of their innovations by enforcing their rights against competitors.
  • Putting in place a managed IP strategy so that clients can maximise commercial opportunities.

Potter Clarkson is recognised for its wide-ranging technical and legal expertise, progressive thinking, business knowledge, deep commercial insight and approachability.

The firm’s experts make it their business to understand the practical challenges facing their clients, as well as their commercial ambitions for the future. Providing the very highest quality of client service, strategic advice and ‘right first time’ delivery, Potter Clarkson ultimately measures its own success by the success of its clients.

What makes the firm different?

As a firm, Potter Clarkson has one clearly defined purpose: Creating value from innovation.

This provides the context and meaning for the work their attorneys and solicitors do every day. They are committed to using their expertise to solve the IP challenges their clients face so that their innovations achieve commercial success.

Through the firm’s integrated service lines, deep sector knowledge and genuine interest in innovative ideas, the firm offers a complete IP solution to every challenge and opportunity their clients face.

Built for success

The firm is recognised as a top-tier firm in Europe, with offices in multiple EU-member states, having received accreditations from the IP profession’s leading benchmarking organisations and programmes.

With the infrastructure to match its credentials as a leading European firm, there is a commitment to continuous improvement in the quality of its services by investing in its people and systems. The 200-strong specialist team operates from dedicated offices in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, supported by an established network of overseas attorneys to provide expert advice, wherever clients want to take their product or brand.

Having been in business for more than 130 years, the firm takes great pride in its heritage, but is firmly focussed on the future. That’s why Potter Clarkson invests heavily in shaping its services and products around the needs of innovative businesses.

Key IP Areas

Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise

Aerospace, Advertising, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Music, Nanotechnology, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Transport, Universities & research