Jacqueline McKay

Jacqueline McKay

Directrice, Marques et Modèles


Jacqueline McKay has a wealth of experience – with an Honours degree in Avionics from the University of Glasgow, she has also qualified as both a patent attorney and trade mark attorney while at Murgitroyd.

She then implemented a system where Murgitroyd attorneys concentrate on either trade marks or patents, and went on to build a dedicated trade mark team. Each member has the complementary skills and expertise needed to deliver excellent service on every aspect of national and international trade mark and designs issues.

Jacqueline currently concentrates on helping clients with trade mark strategies, selection, clearance, protection, registration, management and enforcement, as well as IP audits, licensing and transactions, and litigation support.

She is the author of a paper on European trade mark law and practice presented to the American Bar Association, and has presented to the Licensing Executive Society. She has also lectured to MBA students at the University of Glasgow, and tutored trainee patent and trade mark attorneys.

Jacqueline is based in Glasgow.

  • Food and drink
  • Dispositifs médicaux
  • Education
  • Sciences de la vie
  • Health and beauty
  • Fashion
  • Science and technology
  • Retail services

Key contributor to our Trade Mark "Highly Recommended" Team

Managing IP, IP Stars, Trade Mark Prosecution Firm Ranking, Scotland - 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark team awarded Recommended status on WIPR 2024

World Intellectual Property Review - Non-contentious UK Trade Mark category - 2024

Murgitroyd have been our guiding us through the complex world of copyright and trademark law for a good number of years. Throughout this time I have been hugely impressed with their ability to break down problems, explain them in simple terms and to reach good outcomes. I have found them to be extremely professional and easy to work with and I trust their advice completely.

Global Beverage Company

We has trusted the team at Murgitoyd for over 10 years to advise on our Trade Marks. We work with their dedicated team of specialists in this field who handle every aspect of what is required to develop and protect our Trade Marks globally. The service they provide is efficient, professional and friendly and we look forward to continuing to work with them for many more years.

UK Brand Company

She provides strong leadership to the department, is deeply knowledgeable and well spoken, and operates with the type of responsiveness clients expect.

WTR 1000 - 2024

For large trademark portfolios like we have, I trust Murgs to manage these in a way my small team is unable to. The support is invaluable.

Legal Manager, Global Spirits Company

Jackie McKay is like an extension of my inhouse team - her historic knowledge of my business is fantastic.

Legal Department, Food and Drinks Company

Full-service European IP firm Murgitroyd has an excellent reputation in Scotland. Its local practitioners are indispensable partners to many high-profile names, and are celebrated for their “fantastic knowledge, wealth of experience and excellent commercial advice”. They prosecute trademark applications through to grant efficiently and manage portfolios seamlessly, and key to this success is director Jacqueline McKay. She provides strong leadership to the department, is deeply knowledgeable and well spoken, and operates with the type of responsiveness clients expect.

WTR 1000 - 2024

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