Managing Partner: Stephen Smith
Established : 1889
Number of partners: 44
Number of practitioners: 56
Languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Guajarati, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu
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:
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.
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
Last updated 13th March 2020
Practice Areas: Copyright, Designs, IP transactions, Life sciences, Patent contentious, Patent litigation, Patent office proceedings, Patent prosecution, Patent strategy & counseling, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark litigation, Trade mark office proceedings, Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark strategy & counseling
Sector Expertise: Life sciences, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical device, Agriculture, Chemistry, Industrials, Food & beverage, Oil & gas, Renewable energy, Automotive, Artificial intelligence, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Financial services, FMCG, Gaming, Healthcare, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Retail, Technology hardware, Telecommunication