Potter Clarkson celebrate top tier status in Legal 500 rankings

Potter Clarkson has once again been recognised as a top tier operator in the latest Legal 500 survey, which bills itself as the clients’ guide to the best law firms, attorneys and solicitors.

The 2022 listings see the firm ranked as Tier 1 for intellectual property and trade marks and Tier 2 for patents, with IP solicitor, Mark Snelgrove highlighted as a  ‘Leading Individual’ in IP litigation and licensing matters.

Commenting on the firm’s comprehensive offering, the guide states:

“Clients of Potter Clarkson praise the firm's 'exceptional patent prosecution work' and 'very proactive, commercial approach'. Matters involve a variety of trade mark, patent and copyright disputes and the team, which has particular expertise in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, offers support on non-contentious issues, such as portfolio optimisation and complex intellectual property transactions.”


"A key strength of Potter Clarkson is their combination of expert attorneys with solicitors, which gives comprehensive advice on highly technical matters using patent attorney expertise and solicitor know-how, as well as commercial and branding matters with trade mark attorneys and solicitors working together."

"Potter Clarkson have a strong European presence, which means our interests were well represented in Europe post Brexit. They also have a good knowledge of the US market, which has been useful for us as we explore international expansion."
"They are an innovative firm, having developed and launched innovative platforms for portfolio management and brand protection with have international reach."
"Individuals at Potter Clarkson take the time to understand your business and ask intelligent questions; on each issue they offered me a range of options with implications to consider and a lot of clarity around each of these."
"They are also highly responsive, which for an agile start-up, is extremely important: they can adapt their pace to mine when needed."

Commenting on the trade mark team specifically, the guide says:

“The group offers experience in the strategic management and development of extensive trade mark portfolios, a powerful contentious practice, including EUIPO specialists and litigators, and good sector coverage, including in the food and beverage, automotive and entertainment sectors.”


"Very organised and helpful. The advice given is always reliable and well grounded."
"Good personal interaction with a stable team."
"Knowledgeable, prompt and personable."

On describing the firm’s patent practice, it says:

“At Potter Clarkson, the boost given to the London office in 2020 has translated into a busy caseload for VC investors seeking due diligence assistance and an increase in direct client application drafting and prosecution work. The group is particularly active in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors, including medical device and biotechnology work, but also handles high stakes work in a range of other sectors, with the chemistry, consumer products, engineering and electronics sectors featuring prominently in the 2020 caseload.

“The firm's solicitors frequently join forces with their attorney colleagues. In November 2020, the firm introduced a specialist IP consultancy division aimed at start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and VC investors in need of assistance with commercial and corporate matters.”


"The team have built up trust that they have our best interests at heart and are not in the business of padding their billables. Trust is very important for me as a buyer and I know I can trust Potter Clarkson to stay on top of our portfolio and give sound, timely advice."
"The strength and key capabilities of the team are particularly the professionality and the rich experiences in the related area. The cooperation with the team by Potter Clarkson is always smooth and active. The team is also very flexible to adapt the way of working depending on the requirements of the client."

Once again, our thanks go to our clients who have acted as referees for us and for their continued support in underlining our credentials as a top tier IP law firm.