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' with a further four senior associates recognised as 'Rising Stars'.

Congratulations to Richard Bassett, 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.

Congratulations to Chris Cadman, Sara Holland, Deborah Maxwell, Mark Nichols and Richard Wells for being recognised as 'Rising Stars'.

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

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.


A client was impressed by the firm’s “rapid assessment of the issues which was followed up by a formulation of the appropriate response to conclude [the matter]”.

Another client values the firm’s “professional interactions” and “consistent” service.

A patent client explained: “They always deliver high-quality work regarding the patent filing, prosecution and litigation. They are also approachable and responsive. We feel that they are our in-house attorneys rather than external agents.”

A company says the firm gives “punctual, concise advice”.

Another satisfied client said: “Prompt efficient service, good sensible and pragmatic advice.”

A new client appreciates the firm’s “attention to detail and flexibility in being available for discussion”.