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  • Number of Employees: 346
  • Number of Partners: 52
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 89
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 44
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 21
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 10
  • Location: London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Oxford
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About us

Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s leading intellectual property firms and the UK’s largest firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Our international coverage is extensive, with a network of offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Working closely with our associated solicitor firm, 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.

What we offer

Our extensive network and the strength of our client portfolio gives our attorneys a great platform to develop their careers, and to work on the technology that best suits their experience and interests. While we are the UK’s largest Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm, our people tell us that’s not how it feels on the inside, because each office has a distinct identity and a strong sense of community.

Each year we recruit a group of trainees across our UK offices, who are given the support needed to achieve qualification as Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorneys. Our comprehensive in-house Training Academy, combines lectures and tutorials with mentoring and supervision from Partners and other qualified attorneys. The Academy has a strong track record and our trainees regularly receive national prizes for their examination success. In addition, our accredited business skills training supports wider career development. We offer excellent remuneration, benefits and career development so you can enjoy a rewarding career in intellectual property.

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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