Potter Clarkson launches new consultancy division to tackle common business challenges

Potter Clarkson is launching a specialist IP consultancy division, providing its clients with tailored intellectual property solutions to address common business challenges.

From fundraising to attracting collaboration partners or preparing for sale, the firm will support clients of all sizes with a range of practical and cost-effective tools tailored to their specific needs.

The creation of the new division comes on the back of a strategic review for the top tier firm, bringing together its legal expertise, technical knowledge and experience with modern, technology-driven tools to address clearly defined business needs. As part of the review process, Potter Clarkson has recently unveiled its new brand identity, unifying its comprehensive service offering across its European offices.

The new consultancy services will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of patent, trade mark, litigation and licensing specialists, including recently appointed partners, Peter Finnie and Fiona Law, both of whom have a proven track record for strategic IP consultancy.

Steve Smith, managing partner of Potter Clarkson, said:

Offering IP advice with a commercial focus has always been central to our approach, with an emphasis on fully understanding our clients’ businesses and helping them to use IP to achieve their goals.

"Having grown significantly as a firm during the past five years, our strategic review and rebrand was a comprehensive exercise to crystallise our offer to clients and identify ways to enhance our range of services. The introduction of a dedicated consultancy, which brings together all of our expertise to tackle specific business challenges, is the next logical step in our evolution.

"Our clients tell us that one of the things they like about us, is the fact that we don’t just help them with their individual IP issues, we provide strategies to help them use their IP to drive their business forwards. These exciting new products will put Potter Clarkson right at the cutting edge of what an IP firm can do to help clients create value from their innovation.

"Now, thanks to a purposeful rebrand, we also have the external image to match the calibre and quality of work we are delivering for our valued clients."

During 2020, Potter Clarkson’s consultancy division will be launching a range of tailored consultancy products, including a fundraising solution for ambitious start-ups. In time, the firm plans to expand further and offer complementary business consultancy services from its trusted network of insurance, IT and finance specialists.