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.
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
Advokatfirman Lindahl is one of Sweden’s largest law firms. The firm’s clients often come from knowledge-based, innovative and high-technology industries. In addition to having the broad capacity of a large firm, Lindahl has cutting-edge competences in intellectual property, life sciences, technology, telecommunications and dispute resolution. Lindahl also has long and solid experience of banking and finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and real estate.
Top-ranked IP practice
Lindahl acts for high-profile consumer brands in trademark and design-related matters. For instance, Lindahl coordinates global IP litigation for international companies and manages global trademark portfolios. Furthermore, Lindahl assists several successful Swedish companies in developing their international branding and trademark strategies. This work includes advising on how to develop and maintain strong trademark profiles, IP litigation, trademark portfolio management and trademark licensing.
Lindahl also has a prominent copyright and design practice and acts for collecting societies, copyright organisations and authors, among others. On the patent side, Lindahl’s position is well recognised. Lindahl also has outstanding IP commercialisation expertise and unique transactional capabilities in corporate and financial transactions involving complex IP issues. Clients appreciate Lindahl’s ability to advise not only on traditional IP law, but also on related fields of commercial law that impact on IP rights. The broad IP experience in Lindahl’s 40-lawyer team is often key to success.
No nonsense - in a professional way
While extensive legal work is sometimes required, simple solutions are also available. Lindahl is pleased to have earned a no-nonsense reputation among its clients. This aptly describes the firm’s approach and is a central feature of the practice. The firm’s ability to explain legal issues to the client in a clear and relevant fashion, no matter how complicated the client’s legal challenges are, sets it apart in the legal market.
Lindahl’s ambition is always to surpass the client’s expectations and deliver a sensibly priced service that adds value to their business. Lindahl undertakes to be a value-creating business partner to the firm’s clients; it aims to offer competence and professionalism, commitment and proactivity, and clear advice.
International and independent
Thanks to its international network of highly respected law firms across Europe and worldwide, Lindahl can provide seamless contact solutions for clients requiring assistance with international agreements, transactions and disputes. Many Lindahl lawyers have also worked at well-known international firms in London, New York and other major commercial centres. As a totally independent law firm Lindahl has the freedom to work with the people best suited to the client in any given situation.
Vinge's IP Team has a leading role in the most important matters in the market: Vinge’s work highlights this year once again showcase a broad range of work including trademark, patent and copyright disputes, and IP portfolio management. Many of the matters have involved extensive cross-border coordination challenges. Several of the matters that Vinge’s IP specialists were involved with this year were among the highest-profile, most innovative pieces of work in the market. Vinge’s intellectual property law experts currently consist of three partners and six patent experts.
Full service, standalone IP practice within three key areas: Vinge offers seamless assistance across contentious IP, non-contentious IP and trademark/design prosecution.
Vinge has particular strength within IP disputes as the number of IP disputes handled by the firm has grown during the last years. Vinge’s IP specialists are currently acting in some of the most complex and important IP disputes before the Swedish courts and this is an indication of the premier position in the contentious IP market.
Disputes concerning title to patents and compensation to inventors also constitute frequently recurring cases within the group, as well as R&D agreements in major arbitral proceedings.
Many of the firm’s clients are major European or American companies, which have identified Vinge as a leading firm within the patent area.
Vinge is in collaboration with several patent agent firms in all technical fields, in particular software patents, med-tech and pharmaceuticals.
The firm’s leading position within M&A and Capital Markets means that the IP group is regularly involved in transactional IP-related issues, including transactional related agreements and negotiations and IPO:s, for technology and patent intensive clients in the Swedish market.
The firm advises frequently both national and international clients on matters concerning marketing and regulatory law, especially with a well-recognised experience within sectors such as life science, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco, sports and gambling.
Strong ability to draw on the firm’s other expertise; the IP group works closely together with several other highly ranked groups and practice areas within Vinge, including EU, Competition & Regulatory, Dispute Resolution, Tax, Commercial Agreements and the firm’s China Desk. This cooperation makes it possible to deliver premier advice in relation to complicated legal issues whilst maintaining a business focus highly appreciated by the clients.
Vinge’s intellectual property law specialists focus on providing commercially targeted support by combining thorough legal knowledge with a great understanding of the functioning of the regulatory regime in a commercial context."
Barker Brettell is one of the UK's largest IP firms with 25 partners, 32 further qualified and trainee attorneys, and a team of 80 professional support staff. We specialise in IP portfolio strategy and management, clearance, prosecution, oppositions, cancellations, and enforcement. Our team of attorneys comprise specialists in all areas of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and related matters, such as domain names, company names and customs issues.
Ranked in the UK as a top two European patent filer, Barker Brettell submits around 600 European patent applications every year across a wide range of sectors. The experienced patent and design rights teams comprise attorneys whose individual expertise include physics and materials; mechanical engineering; life sciences and chemistry, and software and electronics.
Barker Brettell’s 15-strong trade mark team is ranked by CITMA as one of the country’s largest filers of both UK and European Trade Marks and, according to European Trademark Filing Statistics for UK Law Firms, was a top two UK filer in 2018. The team is experienced at handling substantial global portfolios for clients, many of whom have more than 1000 trade marks worldwide. Robust systems and a hand-picked global network enables the firm to add value throughout the IP management process to deliver multiple benefits for clients. Legal expertise, industry and sector knowledge along with a commercial but friendly approach, ensure businesses and individuals are able to develop comprehensive IP global filing strategies to meet their business objectives and protect their assets.
The firm aims to provide clients with proactive, pragmatic and commercially-focused IP advice, delivered in a cost-efficient manner.