IP firm expands into London with senior hire

Avir Patel
Avir Patel

Patent, trade mark and design attorney Cameron Intellectual Property has appointed experienced qualified patent attorney Avir Patel to spearhead growth from its new London office.

Avir joins from top German firm Hoffman Eitle, bringing expertise across a range of sectors including software and engineering, as well as experience in Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office.

Founded in 2011 by Stewart Cameron, the business provides a full range of intellectual property services relating to patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

Working across a diverse range of business sectors, its team also includes director and shareholder Steven McIlroy, as well as experienced trade mark attorney Meena Murrin. 

The business has also recently appointed trademark paralegal Gail Nicol within its Glasgow offices, bringing the company headcount to nine.

Stewart Cameron believes the expansion reflects growing confidence across the market place.

He said: “We are in the middle of an exciting phase of growth for Cameron Intellectual Property.

“Establishing our London base and bringing in both Avir and Gail gives us greater expertise to respond to growing demand in both the UK and international markets.

“In particular, Avir’s experience in Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office is a real capture for the firm, ensuring we are able to bring the best offering to our growing client base.”

The firm recently announced an alliance with German-based RGTH (Richter Gerbaulet Thielemann Hofmann).

The relationship ensures that Cameron Intellectual Property clients will retain a seamless service across the EU regardless of the Brexit outcome.

Stewart added: “At a time of growing uncertainty for British business, we have forged ahead with growth and been firmly focused on responding to the demands in the market place and developing partnerships which bring more confidence, continuity and value for our clients.

“IP is a very global business and our partnership with RGTH removes any complications which might otherwise exist in the UK post-Brexit.”

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