Marks & Clerk LLP


Company Profile

Marks & Clerk LLP is a well-established intellectual property firm with over 125 years’ experience, advising clients in protecting patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. Our strong international presence is represented by seventeen offices across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

We don’t just file patents and trade marks; we work proactively with innovative businesses to identify their IP assets and provide strategic advice to achieve full commercial value as well as litigation where necessary. We act for all types of clients, from university spin-outs and start-ups through to major corporations, leading academic institutions, science parks and SMEs.

Our large and experienced team of trade mark and patent attorneys advise a wide range of international and domestic clients, including a number of famous brands across all industries. Their experience and in-depth understanding of all aspects of procedural law allow us to build teams of advisers to cover any technological, legal or commercial aspect of IP, in the UK or internationally. Our trade mark team has particular experience in the automotive, finance, retail, software, food and drink, FMCG and pharmaceutical industries. We frequently receive top rankings in major legal directories.

We are unique in having a consultancy firm, Marks & Clerk Consulting LLP, and also Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP; both of which enable us to offer the full range of IP services to clients.  By working as a team, Marks & Clerk Consulting’s intellectual property legal and valuation experts offer a range of wider services complementary to mainstream legal and IP advisory and can provide robust data and analysis, based on independent review and research to support valuations given, adapted to the specific needs of the client or type of transaction involved.  Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP is one of the leading intellectual property practices; our litigation and commercial expertise covers all aspects of patents, trade marks, domain and trade names, designs and copyright.


Our trade mark team has experience working with clients on the following services:

  • Trade mark registration services – UK, Community and International
  • Portfolio management
  • Copyright advice
  • Registration of your designs
  • Management of domain name disputes
  • Advice on building effective strategies to improve trade mark protection
  • Advice on, and help with licencing of your IP to third parties
  • Advice with brand valuation, leveraging purchase and sale of IP rights
  • Trade mark infringement
  • Brand protection
  • Royalty auditing
  • Anti-counterfeiting programs
  • Franchise related services
  • Interim legal (IP specialist) services
  • Trading trade marks (LiquidIP)


We have eight offices across the UK, and a further nine across North America, Europe and Asia.

Details for contacting our UK offices are:

Marks & Clerk LLP in London
90 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9RA
Tel: +44 207 420 0000

Marks & Clerk LLP in Aberdeen
9 Abercrombie Court, Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeen, AB32 6FE
Tel: +44 1224 957 100

Marks & Clerk LLP in Birmingham
Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1TT
Tel: +44 121 643 5881

Marks & Clerk LLP in Cambridge
62-68 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA
Tel: +44 1223 345 520

Marks & Clerk LLP in Edinburgh
Atholl Exchange, 6 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG
Tel: +44 131 221 7000

Marks & Clerk LLP in Glasgow
8th Floor, Aurora, 120 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JS
Tel: +44 141 221 5767

Marks & Clerk LLP in Manchester
1 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4HD
Tel: +44 161 233 5800

Marks & Clerk LLP in Oxford
Fletcher House, Heatley Road, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GE
Tel: +44 1865 397 900

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