Our Leadership

Ian Murgitroyd

Chairman

G Edward Murgitroyd

CEO

Keith Young

Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Stark

Chief Operations Officer

Jamie LeLiever

Chief Marketing Officer

Lucy Johnson

Chief of Staff / Head of Practice- Patents: Mechanical Engineering

Malcolm Main

Chief of Professional Practice

James D Brown

C-Level Executive / Director, Patents

The Company

Murgitroyd now ranks among the largest groups of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with over 60 patent and trade mark professionals and more than 260 staff. From one Glasgow office, we now have 14 offices throughout Europe, in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, from which we provide local and European representation. We also have direct representation rights in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, two client liaison offices in the United States, and an office in Managua, Nicaragua which handles patent searching.

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What Makes Us Different?

40 Years of Experience
Years of Experience
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Our People
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The Widest Direct European Coverage of any IP Firm
Publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange - MURL
Publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange - MURL
Global IP Buying Power for Best Rates and Quality
Global IP Buying Power for Best Rates and Quality
A One Stop Firm
A One Stop Firm: All Global IP Needs Managed in One Place
ISO 9001:2008
ISO 9001 : 2008 Accredited for Quality
Innovation
Innovation: We are Prolific Problem Solvers
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Unrivalled Commitment to Client Service and Responsibility

Our Values

INNOVATION is at the core of everything we do.

Honour

Our people and clients are always treated fairly and ethically

Anticipation

We aim always to be one step ahead of your needs

Wisdom

Our people have the right skills and the experience to know when and how to apply them

Clarity

Our working practices, fees and charges are always transparent
We are passionate about providing the best for our clients, and make the same commitments to each one:
  • Charges will be fair and reasonable
  • We’ll provide clear cost estimates, and let you know straight away of any change
  • We assign responsibility for each client to an appropriately experienced professional
  • We assign specialists and assistants based on relevant industry or sector experience
  • We treat all clients with absolute professionalism
  • We return phone calls within 24 hours
  • Where possible, we answer technical information requests within two days
  • We aim to provide all reports in concise and easy-to-understand language
  • We aim to use our knowledge and experience to make a long-term impact on a client’s success
  • All our work adheres to ISO 9001:2008 standard

Corporate Social Responsibility

The importance of our CSR policy is underlined by its reach into all areas of our day-to-day operations, from basic recycling and energy conservation through to our commitment to make a contribution to the communities in which we do business.

Gordon Stark, Chief Operations Officer

Accreditations

ISO 9001:2008
ISO Accreditation

We’re one of just a handful of legal groups who have ISO accreditation. We’re proud to have held the ISO 9001 certification since 1994, and we continually strive to maintain that approval. ISO accreditation means everything we do meets the same exacting quality criteria. We follow a strict, pre-formulated set of procedures, resulting in consistently high quality service.

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Legal 500

Legal 500 independently analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world and update their research on an annual basis to provide a benchmark standard for legal firms. Its research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide. Legal 500 has commented as follows on Murgitroyd's strengths and capabilities:

“The firm has a progressive approach to serving clients and has an established reputation for providing practical, commercially relevant and technically accurate advice. It places great emphasis on superior service, anticipating potential areas of difficulty and resolving problems effectively. The firm’s systems and procedures are based on a quality management system accredited under ISO 9001:2008. Together with rigorous external reviews, this underlines the firm’s commitment to maintaining the highest technical and quality standards.”

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Magazine conducts a global survey of all intellectual property attorney firms each year, and Murgitroyd is proud to be featured in their survey results. The survey involves MIP speaking directly to clients of Murgitroyd, and we were pleased to report that quotes made by clients included the following:

"They provide us with timely filing notices to ensure we take action for successful completion. We highly respect the legal opinion they provide as it allows us make informed decisions."

"Very thorough and extremely client-friendly."

"Very strong commercial acumen."

World Trademark Review 1000

The World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 recognises attorney firms and individual trade mark practitioners worldwide for excellence in this sector, and Murgitroyd is pleased to have received the following comments in the Review:

“Fiercely uncompromising when it comes to quality.”

“An important player on the global stage, with boots on the ground in the United States and a wide web of reputable international contacts.”

“Well positioned to manage and develop brands with the broadest horizons.”

Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000

The Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 is a global ranking of leading patent professionals in 41 of the world’s key jurisdictions. It is recognised as a leading guide dedicated to listing, and writing about, best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis.

Murgitroyd’s Scottish offices were proud to receive a Gold status ranking from IAM, and we were further pleased to be discussed in the following terms:

“The individuals at Murgitroyd always impress – they are commercial operators with a ‘can-do’ attitude."

"Especially impressive credentials in the oil and gas sphere."

“Murgitroyd has a truly international outlook.”

Awards

It’s nice to be recognised for our work.