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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. At Marks & Clerk, we value diversity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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.

We also recruit a number of part-qualified and qualified attorneys, for individuals looking to develop their careers further. Our 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

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  • Number of Employees: 341
  • Number of Partners: 48
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 59
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 30
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 22
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 9
  • Opportunities Offered: Graduate Jobs, Experienced
  • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
  • No. of Graduate Jobs: Part-Qualified and Qualified roles
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Scientific, mathematics, engineering and computer science
  • No. of Days Holiday: 26 days' holiday - with option to buy/sell 5 per year
  • Benefits: Bike Scheme, Life Assurance, Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Social Events, Study Support
  • Other Benefits: Private Medical and Permanent Health Insurance
  • UK Office Locations: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Oxford
  • How to Apply: Online
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