Top tier ranking in Legal 500 2020

Potter Clarkson is delighted to announce that the recently published Legal 500 2020 survey once again places our trade mark team in Tier 1 and our patent practice has retained its Tier 2 position. Our litigation and licensing team have entered into the ranking in Tier 1.

The Legal 500 summary of our winning trade mark department:

"Potter Clarkson LLP is especially well known for its opposition and appeals practice, but also impresses with its track record in advising on global branding strategies, trade mark clearance projects, and the drafting and filing of trade mark applications. In September 2018 the firm acquired trade mark attorney firm Wildbore & Gibbons, providing the team with a solid London office, and opened a new office in Copenhagen, further bolstering its Scandinavian presence in addition to the expansion of its Stockholm office. Sanjay Kapur, John Peacock, Stephen Kinsey, Janella Barr and Sarah Talland are the key practitioners."

​The Legal 500 summary of our patent practice:

"Potter Clarkson LLP opened a Copenhagen office in autumn 2018, reinforcing its geographical focus on Scandinavia, and offers a strong oppositions and appeals track record on top of a solid and growing drafting and filing practice, especially in the life sciences, electronics and engineering sectors. The group also demonstrates strength in high-stakes transactional work. Stephen Smith took over as managing partner from Colin Baker in 2019."

The Legal 500 summary of our litigation and licensing team:

"Potter Clarkson LLP fields patent and trade mark attorneys, and also has a growing dispute resolution and commercial department. Its work notably includes representing high-profile clients in the Patents Court and IPEC, and also acting on major intellectual property transactions. Of particular note is Mark Snelgrove, who advises on a wide range of commercial intellectual property agreements, the drafting of policies and the ownership of intellectual property rights. The firm generates work from clients in sectors such as fashion, pharmaceuticals, luxury retail, biotech, chemicals and hi-tech."

We would like to thank our loyal clients who have been kind enough to act as referees for us. The Legal 500 researchers take into account their feedback and the views from independent sources.

These successes symbolise the hard work of everyone at Potter Clarkson and reflect the team culture we promote within the firm in assisting our clients. 

A copy of the full rankings can be viewed on the Legal 500 website here.