Potter Clarkson Expands to Glasgow

25/01/2024

Leading intellectual property firm Potter Clarkson opens Glasgow offices, led by experienced partner Deborah Maxwell, targeting growth in sectors like space, energy, and medtech.

Deborah Maxwell emphasises the focus on aiding Scottish businesses: “Our expertise will ensure high-growth potential companies become long-term commercial successes.”

The Glasgow team includes patent attorneys Sara Holland and Veronika Brázdová, and litigation/licensing partner Dave Holt. The firm aims to support innovation in Scotland’s dynamic sectors.

Potter Clarkson, a prominent European intellectual property firm, has established its presence in Glasgow, reflecting its commitment to serving a growing client base in Scotland. The new offices on West Regent Street, led by partner Deborah Maxwell, bring a team of experienced professionals with deep roots in Scottish industries.

With over a decade of experience as a patent and design attorney, Deborah Maxwell is a notable IP practitioner. Alongside fellow patent attorneys Sara Holland and Veronika Brázdová, and litigation and licensing partner Dave Holt, the team is well-positioned to support Scotland’s thriving sectors, including space, energy, cleantech, industrial biotechnology, manufacturing, and medtech.

Deborah Maxwell, Partner at Potter Clarkson in Glasgow, underlines the firm’s commitment to aiding businesses in scaling up: “Glasgow has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurialism. We can bring our expertise to ensure these companies with high growth potential become long-term commercial successes.”

Potter Clarkson’s expansion aligns with ambitious plans to further penetrate sectors crucial to Scotland’s economic growth. The firm has a track record of supporting start-ups, SMEs, and investors with comprehensive intellectual property services.

The move into Glasgow follows Potter Clarkson’s sustained growth across Europe, where it already has offices in London, Nottingham, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Stockholm, and Lund. The expansion into Scotland signals a strategic focus on leveraging the region’s innovation and contributing to its economic prosperity.

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