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For many businesses, intellectual property protects more than just an idea or a concept – it protects genuine business assets that may be integral to the core services of the business and its overall long-term viability.

Intellectual property protection and enforcement is therefore critical to fostering innovation. Without the protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would therefore focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result.

At Sandgate we are one of a very small handful of legal search firms to offer a specialist IP focused search capability with experience of recruiting across all asset categories including, copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.

We recruit IP partners, associates and teams as well as patent and trademark attorneys for many of the world’s top law firms, corporates, small to medium enterprises and start-ups.

Successful appointments:

Intellectual Property Partner

Company: US Law Firm
Location: London
PEP: $2 million

IP / IT Team Move

Company: US Law Firm
Location: London
PEP: £1.9m

Trademark Attorney

Company: Boutique Law Firm
Location: London
PEP: £130,000

Head of Patent Litigation

Company: Top 20 UK Firm
Location: London
Salary: £700,000

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