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  • Number of Employees: 327
  • Number of Partners: 53
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 74
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 54
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 27
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 4
  • Location: London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Oxford
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About us

Marks & Clerk is recognised as one of the world’s leading intellectual property firms and is the UK’s largest firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. We are regularly nominated for awards and achieve top rankings in the major legal directories and surveys.

Our international coverage is extensive, with a network of offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Working closely with our associated solicitor and consulting firms, we provide a comprehensive range of intellectual property services to a variety of clients, from multinational corporations to the latest start-up ventures, in all sectors worldwide.

Our global reach and unmatched depth and breadth of expertise present unique and exciting opportunities for those working with us.

What we offer

We offer excellent remuneration, benefits and career development opportunities so you can achieve a rewarding career in intellectual property.

Each year we recruit a group of trainees based in various UK offices, who will be given all the support needed to achieve qualification as Chartered UK and European Patent Attorneys. We run our own comprehensive in-house ‘Training Academy’, combining lectures and tutorials with mentoring and supervision from Partners and other qualified attorneys. Our ‘Training Academy’ has a strong track record and our trainees regularly receive national prizes for their examination success.

What we are looking for

We recruit graduates with degrees in science, engineering, computer science or maths. We also welcome applications from those completing a doctorate, who are undertaking postgraduate research or who are working in industry.

Working as a patent attorney is a unique, challenging and rewarding role. If you have the right qualifications, outlook and ambition, we want to hear from you!

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