The firm can trace its roots back to 1927. Early work included drafting the first patents for jet engines and we have worked with some of the most exciting innovators and brand-led companies ever since.

We combine a strong trade mark practice with patent attorneys who cover all fields of technology. This means that we are able to provide expert advice across all areas of intellectual property.

 

Our engagement with clients sets us apart. It allows us to play a collaborative role in their IP decisions, without losing sight of their commercial aims. It also builds the trust and insight required to form longstanding relationships with our clients. We have a high proportion of direct clients, some of whom we have advised for over 50 years.

We understand that every client is different and requires a tailored approach, be that a seamless extension of your business, or a more arms-length service. Whether you are a start-up, a multi-national or a firm of attorneys, you can be assured that we can provide a service which is anything but routine.

 

Cleveland Scott York’s attorneys combine technical expertise, sharp analysis, and market insight to make sure that you can compete effectively.

History

1927

Fredrick John Cleveland founded FJ Cleveland & Co, practising at 29 Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane

1930

Drafted the first jet engine patents for Sir Frank Whittle

1930s

Patent work for Frederick Lanchester and associated companies; Lanchester was one of the UK’s most important automotive engineers and prolific inventors

1960s

Firm moves to 40-43 Chancery Lane

1977

John Somerville and Ron Rushton founded Somerville & Rushton

1980s

Patent work for Sir James Dyson, including the famous Ballbarrow and cyclonic cleaning

1985

One of the first firms to develop a computerized records system

1984-1990s

Patent work for some of the earliest 3D printing inventions

1990s

Somerville & Rushton bought by large IP partnership but continued to trade under S&R name

2002

Opened Thames Valley Office

2006

Somerville & Rushton became Scott & York IP Ltd

2012

FJ Cleveland moved London Office to 10 Fetter Lane

2017

S&Y merged with FJ Cleveland to become Cleveland Scott York

2017

Opened Brussels Office

2018

Relocated Hertfordshire office
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