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Our firm

Scott & York was founded in 1977, trading originally as Sommerville & Rushton. In 2006 the practice was bought out by the St Albans partners and has been operating independently since then, with February 2009 seeing the opening of our London office. Our head office is in a modern, well-equipped space in St Albans, supported by the most up to date infrastructure available. The office is located little more than a 20 minute train journey into St Pancras International and even closer to open Hertfordshire countryside. We pride ourselves on being a progressive, reliable and approachable firm for clients and a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work.

Our work

Our clients range from small UK enterprises through to multinational blue chip companies and are drawn from all aspects of industry. We are a firm of both patent and trade mark attorneys specialising in working with all forms of IP – patents, trade marks, copyright and design – around the world. Although the firm is divided into three broadly based Practice Groups covering computers, electronics, life sciences, chemicals, materials, engineering and design, the teams work together in the interest of our clients. We also have a network of trusted attorneys serving every country in the world.

Our trainees

It is fair to say that we are passionate about what we do and only recruit people with the same dedication and passion. We run a comprehensive in-house training programme supplemented with carefully chosen external events. We welcome applications from graduates with an interest in the commercial world and who possess excellent written and oral skills in English. Foreign language skills are also an advantage. In turn, we will give structured support and every opportunity to successful candidates to train towards qualification with a view to a long-term career at Scott & York.

  • Number of Employees: 18
  • Number of Partners: 4
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 5
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 1
  • Career Sectors: Patents
  • UK Office Locations: St Albans
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