XR Nation Citizen's Spotlight: Marks & Clerk

Updated: Oct 28

Citizen's Spotlight is a weekly series sharing an XR Nation citizen's story.


LONDON, ENGLAND (October 14, 2020) – No industry is immune to digital transformation. Many businesses are being disrupted by XR, AI, 3D printing, 5G, and other emerging technologies. Whether your business is manufacturing these technologies or incorporating them into your existing business models and processes, digital innovation opens up a world of opportunity for tech companies, developers, research, and educational organisations alike.

For those tech companies and individuals involved in R&D, creating the technical solutions, software and applications, intellectual property (IP) is a key part of their business strategy and this is where Marks & Clerk can help.


Our team provides a full-service IP offering, helping tech companies and developers protect and commercialise their creative and tech assets. From the initial filing and registration of a patent or trademark to building a robust IP strategy and contractual framework through to representation in Court (should it ever get to that), we are experts in the IP field.


We are one of the UK’s largest IP firms with IP attorneys and lawyers plugged into some of the world’s leading innovation hubs including Finland, Denmark, the UK, the US, Singapore, and Germany. The firm’s impressive network extends across the Nordics, Europe, Asia and the US, with offices dotted around the globe. Our association with the Nordics and Baltic region began a few years ago thanks to one of the partners’ close links with Trondheim and grew from there. The region is rich in innovation and is start-up friendly, so is a core region for us, especially for XR, AI, electronics, and the life sciences.


Our service offering reaches out to businesses at all stages of their life cycle and is particularly tuned in to help start-ups and scale-ups looking to make their mark in the XR industry. IP is often a business’ core asset and having protected, commercially viable IP is a crucial step towards securing the funding and investment needed to grow your business.


Besides geeking out on the technology, we are experts in applying the law to help create value out of IP.


Where Marks & Clerk can help at various stages of the life cycle


As members of the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce (FBCC), the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), and UT Prosjektet, we are invested in helping Nordic businesses and (when there isn’t a pandemic!) visit the region three times a year. The team would be delighted to connect with you, and if you have any IP related queries, get in touch.


Key contact

Simon Portman

Ariana Kumar (half Norwegian and fluent in Norwegian)


Other team members

Vicky Butterworth

Esther Ford

Matt Pinney

Erik Rouk (Estonian)







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