- Senior Partner: Mark Blair
- Number of partners: 7
THE FIRM Marks & Clerk Solicitors is a specialist intellectual property firm. Its close association with Marks & Clerk patent and trademark attorneys provides its clients with a range of IP services in the UK and worldwide. The firm has one of the largest IP litigation practices in London, with 20 specialist IP solicitors.
The firm’s practice covers patents, trademarks, domain names, designs, confidential information and copyright. Patent litigation expertise includes infringement and revocation actions, and disputes concerning patent licences, entitlement and compensation. Its work in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors involves strategic, SPC and regulatory work, and in the TMT sector includes disputes relating to essentiality, patents pools, FRAND and EU border detention. The firm’s experience in brand matters includes infringement, parallel importation, revocation and domain name proceedings. It conducts disputes at all levels in the UK and EU Courts, as well as in the UK and Community registries, Nominet and WIPO. The firm also advises on technology transfer, licence, R&D agreements and IP due diligence exercises.