Company structure and regulation

COMPANIES

Potter Clarkson is a full service European intellectual property law firm providing legal advice through a number of separately regulated legal entities. Legal responsibility and liability for the provision of services are determined by the engagement terms entered into between our clients and the relevant entity.

Potter Clarkson LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales under registered number OC315197. It is the parent company of the Potter Clarkson group of companies.

Potter Clarkson IP Limited is a limited company registered in England & Wales under registered number 01813942 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potter Clarkson LLP.

Potter Clarkson AB is a limited company registered in Sweden under registered number 559061-6271 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potter Clarkson IP Limited.

Potter Clarkson A/S is a limited company registered in Denmark under registered number 39594978 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potter Clarkson IP Limited.

The registered office of Potter Clarkson LLP and Potter Clarkson IP Limited is The Belgrave Centre, Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GG. The registered office of Potter Clarkson AB is 7A Centralen, Vasagatan 7 Stockholm 111 20 Sweden.  The registered office of Potter Clarkson A/S is Havnegade 39, Copenhagen 1058, Denmark.

All four entities are regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (“IPReg”).

A list of members in respect of Potter Clarkson LLP is open to inspection at its registered office. The word ‘partner’ is intended to refer to a member of the LLP. No individual member has a controlling interest.

PROFESSIONALS

European Patent Attorneys: Our European Patent Attorneys are bound by the Code of Conduct of the epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office). More information can be found at https://patentepi.com/en/.

Chartered Patent Attorneys (UK): Our Chartered Patent Attorneys are regulated by IPReg. More information can be found at https://ipreg.org.uk/.

Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys (UK): Our Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys are regulated by IPReg. More information can be found at https://ipreg.org.uk/.

Solicitor (UK): Our solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. More information can be found at https://www.sra.org.uk.

Certificeret Dansk Patent Agent / Certified Danish Patent Agent (DK): Our Certified Danish Patent Agents are members of DIFI (Dansk Institut for Immaterialretsuddannelse) and are bound by its code of conduct. More information can be found at https://difi.dk/.

Svenskt Patentombud / Authorised Swedish Patent Attorney (SE): Authorised Swedish Patent Attorneys are members of SPOF (Svenska Patentombudsföreningen) and are bound by the general conditions for commissions handled by its members (Allmänna uppdragsvillkor – AU09). More information can be found at www.spof.se.

PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE

As universally required by its regulators, Potter Clarkson carries professional indemnity insurance. The firm has such insurance through a mutual, PAMIA Limited, https://www.pamia.co.uk/, which provides professional indemnity insurance to 95% of UK and Irish patent and trade mark attorneys in private practice. It is administered by mutual insurance experts from Thomas Miller, who provide proactive advice and expert claims support.