Marks & Clerk is one of the world's leading IP firms. We have extensive experience in advising our clients and the wider business community on how best to obtain, protect, exploit and defend their IP rights. Our Manchester office celebrated its 120th year in 2013 and has grown considerably over the years. It is now one of the largest teams of patent and trade mark attorneys in the North West region, servicing regions across the North of England. The expertise and knowledge of our UK and European patent and trade mark attorneys is focused around the North of England's thriving industries, which include biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, precision engineering, material processing, environmental (clean) technologies and smart technologies. The experience and knowledge of our sizable trade mark team also allows us to provide specialist IP services supporting clients ranging from local SMEs to world renowned brands across many sectors. Our Manchester office's attorneys can advise on IP-related licensing, due diligence and contracts in addition offering patent, trade mark and design right protection services.