We’re Potter Clarkson, an award-winning, top-tier firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers, and one of the largest full service intellectual property practices in Europe. We have offices in the UK and continental Europe.

Advising clients around the globe on intellectual property rights across a variety of industry sectors, Potter Clarkson is well-known for handling some of the most complex and challenging patent and trade mark cases, and is particularly well-regarded for its successful prosecution, opposition and appeal work. Our proven excellence has made it the European firm of choice for several global giants, household names, universities and SMEs, as well as smaller companies and individuals all of whom wish to benefit commercially from their investment into intellectual property. We are here to help with our wide-ranging technical expertise, experience and business knowledge.

Founded in 1889, the firm employs over 60 qualified professionals and more than 90 paralegals, administrators and support staff. Originating in Nottingham, Potter Clarkson also has offices in London, Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Lund. As a European firm, we are able to provide all relevant IP services within the UK and continental Europe. Furthermore, we can assist with all international IP issues through our associations with top attorney firms worldwide – we therefore deliver the ideal combination of a truly international service with expert local knowledge.

As well as being traditional patent and trade mark attorneys, we have moved ahead of many such firms to create a wider and full IP legal offering by employing IP lawyers (solicitors) to enhance the existing team of attorneys who undertake IP litigation. Only a small percentage of patent attorneys qualify as litigators in the UK and even fewer qualify as patent attorney advocates of which the firm boasts one. As a result, the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Commercial team, consisting of eight attorney litigators/attorney advocate and six IP solicitors (three at partner level), and three paralegals, offers the full range of litigation services in all English courts of law, as well as all non-contentious, commercial legal services associated with IP. This 17-strong professional team, which is able to call on the IP experience of multi-disciplined attorneys, provides a comprehensive and seamlessly complete range of IP services, putting us in the vanguard of the profession’s evolution for the benefit of our clients.

As evidenced by such respected legal directories as Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), Legal 500 and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), where the firm is in the top rankings of each, many of our attorneys and solicitors are recognised as leaders in their field, each bringing outstanding technical qualifications and experience.

We realise that our continuing success cannot rely merely on our excellent reputation; we aim to provide our clients with a personalised service which is not only professional but also reliable. To enable us to do this we utilise the latest technology and sophisticated software, much of which is developed in-house.