Potter Clarkson ranked in MIP's IP STARS 2021

Potter Clarkson has secured prominent placing in the 2021 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS - the leading resource for companies or individuals looking for intellectual property firms and practitioners from around the world.

The firm is delighted to have obtained rankings in the fields of patent contentious and trade mark contentious for the first time, as well as maintaining its rankings for patent prosecution and trade mark prosecution.


  • Patent contentious - Other Notable Firms
  • Patent prosecution - Tier 1


  • Trade mark contentious - Highly Recommended
  • Trade mark prosecution - Tier 2

Alongside the firm's recognition, nine partners have also been named as 'IP Stars'.

Congratulations to Richard Basset, Charlotte Crowhurst, Mark Didmon, Peter Finnie, Caroline Marshall and Philip Thomas for being nominated in the field of patents, and congratulations to Janella Barr and Sanjay Kapur for being nominated in the field of trade marks.

Nick McDonald is a new entrant to the guide this year, securing a place in the patent and trade mark rankings.

The firm also has six ‘Notable Practitioners’, including Daniel Hudson, Fiona Law, Michael Pears, Richard Roberts, Louise Robinson and Andreas Lauge Christensen.

‘Rising Star’ rankings are due to be released in September 2021.

Congratulations to Caroline Marshall, who has been listed in the 2021 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP - a publication that recognises some of the senior female IP practitioners, from more than 30 jurisdictions, who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms.