Edinburgh intellectual property specialist eyes further expansion with move to larger premises
Edinburgh intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk is relocating to larger premises in the regenerated Haymarket area amid sustained strong performance.
The firm is moving to a modern office space at 40 Torphichen Street that will provide more room for expansion as well as more integration of its existing team across a single floor.
Managing Partner in Marks & Clerk’s Edinburgh office, Paul Chapman, said the relocation from Canning Street reflects “the excellent work being carried out by our staff in the capital” and is an indication of his team’s significant growth ambitions.
He added: “We are excited by the opportunities that will be afforded by this contemporary, newly refurbished office space which is the perfect base for our expanding firm.
“We anticipate that it will play a central role in our story going forward, extending and reinforcing our strong relationship with Edinburgh which stretches back two decades.
“Torphichen Street is ideally located in the heart of the capital, being close to the Exchange office district and Haymarket station, while enjoying 360 degree views across the city and placing us in close proximity to some of the capital’s biggest corporates.
“Strategically, it also places us on a strong footing to be part of the many thriving sectors in the east of Scotland, from medicine to microelectronics, and bridging the gap between the academic and the commercial.”
Marks & Clerk filed the highest number of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications between January 2014 and December 2016 according to recent data published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
The statistics also showed the firm – which has offices across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia – is one of Europe’s top three filers.
The Edinburgh team advises start-ups and large multinational companies alike, combining specialised scientific backgrounds with clear commercial acumen.