Marks & Clerk achieves top ranking for trade mark prosecution



Campbell Newell
Campbell Newell

International intellectual property (IP) firm Marks & Clerk has been identified as a top ranking firm for trade mark prosecution in Scotland.

The firm, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, was given the accolade by World Trade Mark Review (WTR) 1000, which undertook a lengthy research process to determine Scotland’s top trade mark filers.

WTR assesses firms across the globe, providing rankings by country, and Marks & Clerk features at the top of the Scottish table.

Commenting on the results of its research, which included interviews with numerous trade mark holders across Scotland, WTR commented: “It has been on a full-on year at Marks & Clerk in Scotland; the UK and international IP powerhouse has handled new trademark filing programmes, seen hot demand for its search, clearance and opinion work, and rolled up its sleeves on more IP due diligence projects than ever.”

Alongside recognising the firm, WTR also highlighted the individual talents of Campbell Newell, partner in Marks & Clerk’s Edinburgh office, and Aidan Clarke, partner covering the Glasgow and Aberdeen offices. Mr Newell was highly recommended by WTR for delivering ‘excellent results’, and Mr Clarke because he ‘gets the best job done on tight timescales’.

Mr Newell said: “Scottish produce ranging from whisky and salmon to tartan and tech is recognised globally for its quality. Underpinning this well-earned recognition are trade marks and protecting these is vital. It’s a privilege to support Scottish industry as it looks to protect its intangible assets and enter new markets both domestic and foreign.

“The recognition from the World Trade Mark Review is testament to the hard work and expertise of our teams in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. We look forward to continuing our work with businesses across Scotland to protect their intellectual property and build robust strategies for making the most of it.”