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Trainee Trade Mark Attorney positions occasionally become available within the firm, so speculative applications are welcome at any time from individuals with an excellent academic background who wish to train and succeed in the profession.

With over 55 patent and trade mark professionals and around 90 support staff working together in a modern single UK office in Nottingham, with state of the art IT infrastructure, video conferencing and meeting room facilities, we have massive legal, scientific and commercial strength.We have IP solicitors working alongside our attorneys enabling us to be a full-service IP firm.

Award winning, the firm is consistently ranked in the top tier of major legal guides, such as Legal 500 and MIP. Unlike most UK patent and trade mark firms, we also hold three, independent ISO accreditations which evidence the high level of service provision, information security and environmental awareness that we have. We therefore deliver proven expertise with a top tier service too, enabling clients to benefit commercially from the IP investment.

Potter Clarkson acts for many leading household names including AstraZeneca, Nokia, Unilever and Eli Lilly as well as SMEs and universities.The formula for our success is simple. We recruit the very best people and invest heavily in their training and personal development to produce outstanding patent and trade mark professionals. The organisation and infrastructure of the firm and its dedicated support staff equip our experts with all they need to apply their skills efficiently and deliver exceptional service to clients.

Applications are kept on file for up to twelve months and we will contact you when a position becomes available that may be suitable.


Successful candidates must be highly accurate and literate, be able to work within a team, and wish to continuously learn and develop professionally. You should have a relevant 2:1 or First Class degree, and have excellent written and verbal communications skills.


A career in Trade Marks at Potter Clarkson offers a varied and interesting role, with a competitive salary and benefits package that increases with qualification and experience.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Trade Marks
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Salary: Competitive
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