Scott & York IP Law

Patent & trademark attorneys with over 35 years experience

Tech Protection

Adequately protecting and exploiting your technology-based innovations may involve patents, trade marks, designs and other IP rights. We believe in starting with your commercial objectives and working back from there to find the appropriate legal frameworks to create your protective shield. Your innovations deserve nothing less.

IP Management

Your IP Rights can quickly eat resources and need managing efficiently. We can suggest strategies for you to generate revenue, save time and contain costs. We can also give accurate financial forecasts and statements to provide you with good financial visibility. You’ve invested in these rights. You should invest in getting the most out of them.

Brand Protection

Brand protection can involve a range of issues and getting the right legal protection in place isn’t a simple matter. We do the thinking for you and smooth the way to a sound portfolio of legal protection. We can also keep an eye on your competitors, via trade mark watching and help prevent anyone else getting to close to your brand identity.   

EU Referendum

In the light of the result of the referendum on 23 June, it is now likely the UK will leave the EU - so called 'Brexit'. It will probably take at least 2 years to make the formal exit, though...

Our People

  • Anna Hutton-North
    Marketing Director

  • Julie Douglas-Plumb
    Secretary to Sophie Maughan

  • Sophie Maughan

  • Jonathan Midgley

  • Andrew Mackenzie

  • Emily Waddell

  • Sophie Wilson
    Secretary to Andrew Mackenzie

  • Rose Goss
    Secretary to Marco Morbidini

  • Cathy Ayers

  • Vicki Smith
    Secretary to Dr Alicia Instone

  • Tracy Crowley
    Formalities Assistant

  • Maria Montalbano
    Formalities Assistant

  • Sandra Simpkins
    Accounts Manager

  • Ben Charig

  • Alasdair Kennington
    Senior Associate

  • Jayne O Toole
    Secretary to Cathy Ayers

  • Sarah Kent
    Formalities Manager

  • Alicia Instone
    Senior Associate

What Others Say

    Legal 500, 2016

    "Scott & York Intellectual Property Law represents international clients from the rail, telecoms and semiconductor industries..." and clients like  the firm’s "quality of service and prompt attention to detail".

    Legal 500, 2015

    "Scott & York Intellectual Property Law advises a large number of major international clients, and has particular expertise in the rail, telecoms and semiconductor industries..."

    Legal 500, 2012

    "The ‘excellent’ Scott & York Intellectual Property Law has a strong focus on telecoms, and represented new client Rockstar in oral proceedings at the EPO. Alasdair Kennington is ‘technically very strong, and Sophie Maughan is also recommended.

    Scott & York Intellectual Property Law is ‘able to accommodate unplanned actions swiftly’, and provides an ‘excellent service’. Cathy Ayers heads the (Branding & Trademarks) team, and Alicia Instone is also recommended."

    Legal 500, 2011

    "Scott & York is particularly recommended for automotive engineering, with work led by Andrew Mackenzie..,"

    “Year on year, Scott & York have provided us with consistent quality of service in a timely manner and have ultimately contributed to our long term goals and prospects.”
    Wolfson Microelectronics

    “Scott & York have a very flexible approach ... We always feel that they have the time to listen and that they really understand our situation.”
    M-I Swaco Cyclotech Limited

    "For a young technology based business IP protection provides the crucial underpinning necessary to support further investment. Scott & York have provided us with clear and professional IP advice and show a good level of engineering understanding which makes communication easy"
    Flybrid Automotive Ltd

    “We have always been impressed by their ability to understand our Engineers’ inventions so quickly and reflect these accurately.”
    Avdel UK Limited

    “Our requirement for the rapid turn around of an infringement search, the results of which would determine the continuation or termination of a major project, were dealt with professionally and in a very timely manner. The speed with which Scott & York were able to firstly fully grasp our requirements and then guide us through this complex process resulted in a rapid decision being made, the value of which far outweighed any costs for the service.”
    Helix Well Ops (UK) Ltd

    “As Advanced Engineering Manager for Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) it is my responsibility to manage our existing IP portfolio. Over the past twelve months I have worked exclusively with Scott & York Intellectual Property and have found them to be approachable, enthusiastic and aware of the financial constraints faced by SME’s. During this period I have instructed them to undertake a number of searches in support of CPT’s generation of new IP and can confirm that these have been completed on budget and on schedule.”
    Controlled Power Technologies Ltd.

    "We are pleased to have been working with the Scott & York team since 1995 and as a result we have a large number of granted patents and other IP rights."
    The Jenton Group

    "Scott & York have been very supportive in working with us as we consolidate and register our patents and trade marks - their work gives me the confidence that our interests are well protected".
    University of Hertfordshire

    "Throughout our dealings, Scott & York have paid attention to detail and always given a first class service adhering both to deadlines and to our own particular requirements. They are very approachable people who took the trouble to understand our product and its market and consequently were able to help us enormously."
    OPRO Ltd.





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