Marks & Clerk continues to expand in Aberdeen

The UK’s largest intellectual property law firm has expanded its presence in Aberdeen, enhancing its energy expertise with the addition of two more IP professionals. Marks & Clerk, which has three offices across Scotland, has appointed Douglas Rankin as a Partner in the Aberdeen office while Cameron Walker joins as a trainee attorney.

Cameron Walker (1)Douglas, previously based in Marks & Clerk’s Glasgow office, is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney specialising in innovation relating to the energy sector.

Originally from Motherwell, Cameron Walker is a recent graduate of the University of Strathclyde where he studied Mechanical Engineering. During this time he completed an internship with a large oil and gas operator in Aberdeen.

Andy DochertyAndrew Docherty, Aberdeen Office Managing Partner, commented:

“There is an increasing demand for patent services in the city and growing our team in the North East of Scotland was a priority for us and for our clients.

“With Aberdeen the undisputed energy capital of Europe, it is crucial to ensure that companies, whose intellectual property often underpins the entire business, are well-advised and have appropriate protection in place.”

Douglas Rankin, Partner, added:

Douglas Rankin“There are exciting times ahead for the business in Aberdeen City and Shire and I am looking forward to working with our clients and joining the business community of the North East.”

Over this last year, Marks & Clerk has appointed seven new patent and trade mark professionals across Scotland, including Aberdeen where Georgio Georgellis – who previously held in-house positions at two major oil and gas corporations – joined as Patent Counsel.

In total, Marks & Clerk employs 32 patent and trade mark professionals across its offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

 

Pictured are (l) Cameron Walker, trainee attorney, (r) Andy Docherty, Aberdeen Office Managing Partner and (l) Douglas Rankin, Partner in Marks & Clerk 

 

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