IP Attorneys Cleveland Scott York Solicitors St Albans and HarpendenIP Attorneys Cleveland Scott York are pleased to have been featured in the September/October edition of the Hertfordshire Business Independent in an article on the recent merger of Cleveland IP and Scott & York IP Law to form Cleveland Scott York.

St Albans-based Cleveland Scott York is celebrating its recent merger, which saw two of the UK’s leading firms of intellectual property attorneys, Cleveland IP and Scott & York IP Law come together under a new name.

Launched in April this year, the new practice cements the strengths of the previous two firms, focusing on their respective expertise in patent and trade mark law.

In fact, recent trade mark filing figures show that the new firm now ranks in the top five intellectual property firms in the UK.

Their St Albans office is part of a network spread across the UK and Europe, which includes locations in London, Reading and Brussels.

Thanks to the merger, clients now benefit from a greater pool of sector-specific expertise including medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, materials and nano-technology, mechanical engineering, electronics, software and automotive.

Intellectual Property Attorneys Cleveland Scott York will be led by Chairman, Jonathan Clegg, and Practice Director, Nick Dougan, whilst partners, Andrew Mackenzie and Adrian Bradley head up the Engineering and Chemistry/Life Sciences patent practice groups, respectively, and Partner, Lorna Hobbs, will take a leading role in the combined trade mark team.

Reflecting on the recent merger and its strong position in Hertfordshire, Jonathan Clegg said: “As one of the UK’s leading IP Attorneys firms, we are delighted that our recent merger has allowed us to share our expertise with businesses across the UK and Europe.

Our office in St Albans plays an important part in our plans for the future. The experienced staff located there mean our firm is able to offer a greater depth and breadth of expertise, together with an increased capacity to take on more extensive portfolios, thanks to the merger.

We remain very excited about what the future holds for our firm as we continue to see a growing interest in our services.

The article is available to view here.