About Us

And how we can help



We’re Potter Clarkson LLP, one of Europe’s foremost firms of patent and trade mark attorneys. We advise clients around the globe on intellectual property rights in biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, computing and a plethora of related areas.

At our main UK office, with over 55 qualified professionals and 90 paralegals, administrators and support staff, and more than 125 years in business, we provide a thorough, efficient service tailored to the challenges in your sector. O
ur recently opened offices in Stockholm and Lund have enabled us to enhance our service offering within Scandinavia further.

We also employ IP specialist solicitors in our Dispute Resolution and Commercial 
team enabling us to provide a comprehensive and complete range of IP services, putting us in the vanguard of the profession’s evolution.

Our associations with top attorney firms worldwide mean we deliver the ideal combination – a truly international service with expert local knowledge.



Every business we work with has a different set of challenges and objectives, so we don’t subscribe to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality. Instead of a standard package, we offer bespoke, innovative IP strategies based on in-depth research and understanding of your commercial environment.

Our aim is to make every client relationship long-term and mutually beneficial – which is why we appoint a partner to each client, to oversee projects and be your point of contact. Our flexible, respectful approach to collaboration keeps clients coming back to us year after year, and our famously efficient staff stay just as long.

We also offer IP news, training, and events for clients and other interested parties, including seminars and webinars. Find out what’s happening at the moment on our Latest page.

We love what we do, and look forward to working with you.



We are very proud of the fact that both our expertise and service have been independently acknowledged by those experienced in the IP profession.

We have also achieved three ISO accreditations which evidence the high level of service provision, information security and environmental awareness that we have. Only a mere handful of UK patent and trade mark firms have achieved all three of these internationally recognised accreditations.  

To be regarded as a top tier firm by such knowledgeable, independent organisations as Legal 500 and MIP, is terrific. Nothing beats, if we may say it, a well-deserved pat on the back!

So, it is independently acknowledged that not only do we have top tier expertise, but we also deliver that expertise with a top tier service too.

Click on the awards below for further information about each one.

  • Managing Intellectual Property
  • Chambers UK
  • Legal 500
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 27001
  • Cyber Essentials


We're proud to work with some of the world's leading companies. Our clients span the entire range of private and public sectors, from large multinationals to technology transfer organisations, universities, start-ups, owner-managed businesses and sole traders. We act directly and as European representatives for companies in other territories - particularly the United States and Asia.

Our decades of experience in diverse industries give us a piercing insight into the commercial challenges each sector faces. Combined with our unrivalled knowledge of intellectual property law, we can help you leverage IP rights to maximum effect - whatever kind of company you represent.