Sophie Maughan

Partner
Hertfordshire

Sophie has over fifteen years’ experience advising clients on Intellectual Property matters. She is qualified as both a Patent Attorney and a Trade Mark Attorney, and advises clients on all aspects of IP protection and enforcement relating to patents, trade marks and designs. She is described by The Legal 500 2013 as “proactive and professional”.

In relation to patents, Sophie works with clients in the chemical and life sciences fields. She has particular experience in working with clients in the medical field, in areas such as orthopaedic implants, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and laboratory research equipment. Sophie has gained extensive experience dealing with issues relating to methods of treatment and diagnosis before the European Patent Office. Sophie works with multinational companies, SMEs and universities, on matters such as patent drafting, prosecution, and infringement.

In addition, Sophie also advises her clients on protection and enforcement of trade marks and designs. Sophie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Trade Marks Committee, which responds to consultations on proposed changes to trade mark law and practice and educates the profession on changes to the law.

Before entering the IP profession, Sophie obtained a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, specialising in Chemistry. Sophie worked at a firm in London, before joining Scott & York in 2007 and later becoming a Partner of Cleveland Scott York in 2017.

Additional Information

Partner of Cleveland Scott York, 2017

Specialisms

Patents
Trade Marks
Designs
Chemistry
Pharmaceuticals
MedTech
Laboratory Consumables

Qualifications

MSci, MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
European Patent Attorney 2006
Chartered Patent Attorney 2007
Registered Trade Mark Attorney 2009

Memberships

CIPA
CITMA
EPI

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Publications:
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  • Court backs Broad over Berkeley in CRISPR patent… Read more