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Marks & Clerk Appoints Tomas Karger as Partner in Aberdeen

Posted: 5th September 2023

Aberdeen, 31 August 2023 – Marks & Clerk, a leading international intellectual property firm, was pleased to announced the promotion of Tomas Karger as partner within its Aberdeen office. With degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from Queen’s University, Ontario and in Intellectual Property Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre, and being a qualified practitioner in North America, the UK and Europe, Tomas brings significant experience to the leadership team and clients at Marks & Clerk. Tomas has significant experience across multiple sectors, particularly in energy, wireless power, and telecommunications.

While Aberdeen’s reputation is firmly established as a global energy leader, its rapid trajectory towards sustainable innovation is also gaining increasing attention. Spearheaded by world-renowned research institutes, bolstered by a fast expanding life sciences sector and driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the potential for breakthroughs in various industries is endless. Marks & Clerk is proud to support Aberdeen’s position at the forefront of this evolution. With expertise spanning diverse sectors, including medical devices, clean technologies, electronics, software, and AI, the firm is actively supporting innovation across Aberdeen’s burgeoning landscape.

Tomas commented: “I transitioned to Aberdeen from Marks & Clerk’s Toronto office in 2019 and I am delighted to be taking up this role at such an exciting time for the North East of Scotland and beyond. Local companies are dealing with significant transition and need a professional adviser who understands the challenges they face. I look forward to working closely with innovative businesses to develop and implement IP strategies to best achieve their commercial goals.”

Andrew Docherty, Office Managing Partner in Aberdeen and head of the firm’s Energy & Environment group said: “I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Tomas on his appointment to partner in an office that has been at the heart of some incredible technological advances over recent years. We have an enviable reputation in the Energy space which we have worked very hard to achieve. Tomas is a significant addition to our management team and we are confident that his expertise will be invaluable for our clients as well as continuing to drive forward our own growth strategy and ambitions.”

Dan Purkis, an award winning inventor and Technology Director at Well-Sense Technology Ltd commented: “I have worked with the Marks and Clerk Energy team in Aberdeen for many years and always found them to be excellent. When Tomas moved from Toronto to Aberdeen, he became our new point of contact at Marks and Clerk. We take our IP portfolio very seriously and were concerned that Andrew Docherty’s exacting standards may not be maintained. Tomas’s knowledge, diligence and attention to detail has dispelled all such thoughts. Our portfolio has grown under Tomas’s guidance and the service we receive is simply excellent. Congratulations on your promotion Tomas and we look forward to working with you for many years to come”.

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