Cleveland Scott York > London, England > Firm Profile

Cleveland Scott York
5 Norwich Street,

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 2

The team at Cleveland Scott York is highly skilled in handling patent drafting and European prosecution proceedings, as well as oppositions and appeals before the UKIPO and EPO. Additionally, it assists clients with their FTO mandates, due diligence matters, and competitor analysis. Its client roster is broad ranging and the group has strong capabilities in advising companies in the automotive, engineering, chemical, and healthcare industries on their patent needs. It counts UK-based companies, US attorney firms, academic institutions, and Eastern European pharmaceutical and technology companies in its client base. Andrew Mackenzie leads the group from Hertfordshire, and he is supported by Fraser Brown in Thames Valley and Nick Bennett in London.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Mackenzie

Other key lawyers:

Nick Bennett; Suzanne Doherty; Fraser Brown; Adrian Bradley; Sophie Maughan


‘There is always someone within the organisation who is able to help. Their range of products allows clients to keep all of their core IP activities all under one roof.’

‘Nick Bennett is exceptional. He always provides a firm, up-front cost and his comprehension of different industries makes him invaluable.’

‘The team is very accommodating of the needs of start-up businesses moving to a larger business scale, in particular with regard to their understanding the ebb and flow of various funding rounds.’

‘The team is exceptionally timely and practical in their responses and information provided.’

‘Suzanne Doherty’s communications and interactions are always accurate and well considered, and yield some excellent results. Her aptitude and ability to grasp complex information quickly is second to none, and her speed in then translating those conversations into either patents or work presented internally is excellent.’

Key clients

Cobham Mission Systems

Cummins Corporation


Numatic International

Braveheart Investment Group

Saputo Dairy UK

AMTE Power


Zentiva Group


Tesla Engineering


Metrol Technology

Stanley Black & Decker

Dyno Nobel

Mitsui Mining and Smelting


Exel Industries

Merit Medical Systems

Advanced Vehicle Concepts

Westwind Air Bearings


Energy Technologies Institute

Battelle Memorial Institute


Digital Barriers

Furuno Electric

Cianna Medical

Federal-Mogul Controlled Power

Perkin Elmer

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dyno Nobel with European patent prosecution and opposition proceedings.
  • Representing Agilyx Inc in an EPO opposition against an oil company.
  • Advising Numatic International in drafting, IP strategy, and product clearance studies.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 2

Cleveland Scott York boasts trade mark attorneys who are also dual qualified as solicitors, and the team adeptly manages large trade mark portfolios and assists its international clients with developing filing strategies and providing representation in complex opposition work before the UKIPO and EPO, as well as drafting IP-related licensing agreements. Sectors of strength for the group include financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, transport, and fashion. Lorna Hobbs jointly leads the team alongside Jonathan Clegg, and they are supported by Claire Birro, who has a growing practice across the entire spectrum of trade mark work.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Clegg; Lorna Hobbs

Other key lawyers:

Claire Birro; Joanna Larkey; Andrew Clemson


‘They seamlessly work together and never miss a beat.’

‘Jonathan Clegg, Claire Birro, and Andrew Clemson have all equally impressed me with their practical approaches to problem-solving.’

Key clients


Target Brands

Rolls-Royce PLC

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

Saputo Dairy UK

Dairy Crest

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Citigroup Inc.

The National Trust

Oxygenetix Institute Inc.

Noble Foods Limited

Numatic International

United Biscuits

Drest Limited

Transport for London

Legatum Limited

GM Cruise Holdings LLC

Utilita Energy


Work highlights

  • Assisting Transport for London with its trade mark portfolio and associated issues.
  • Representing Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in complex European trade mark oppositions.
  • Representing Iris Software Group Limited in EU trade mark opposition work.

Cleveland Scott York is one of Europe’s leading intellectual property firms.

The firm is known for its engagement with sophisticated clients. One client comments that “the firm can deal with sophisticated matters and does a great job understanding the issues and providing pragmatic advice”. They have a focus on the higher value-added end of the market, rather than on high-throughput, low-input work.

Their patent practice covers all technical areas and is headed up by a number of experienced attorneys, including Andrew Mackenzie, Fraser Brown, Adrian Bradley and Tom Faulkner who “are all highly skilled, with absolutely top-line practical skills”. The patent department as a whole is “exceptionally responsive and precise in their advice”.

The trade mark practice is led by Jonathan Clegg and Lorna Hobbs. Clients describe Jonathan as possessing “an excellent breadth and depth of trademark knowledge” and Lorna Hobbs is known for “providing assured counsel on matters contentious and non-contentious”.