Accreditations and Accolades
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard
We strive to offer our clients the peace of mind normally associated with a larger firm, but coupled with the flexibility of working with a smaller firm. To enable us to provide this service, we have invested significant time and resources in our records management systems and procedures.
We are therefore delighted to have achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, as this demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our clients, and ensures that we meet best practice for quality management.
The British Assessment Bureau will carry out annual assessments of our systems and processes to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management Standard
As Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys we are entrusted with highly confidential information. We recognise our responsibility in maintaining confidentiality and we believe that it is important to give peace of mind to our clients, suppliers and employees that their information will be handled securely.
We are therefore pleased to have achieved the ISO 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management as it demonstrates our commitment to the security of the information that we hold, and illustrates that we meet best practice standards.
The British Assessment Bureau will carry out annual assessments of our systems and processes to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of ISO 27001:2013.
Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS)
The Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) is the benchmark used by major UK banks and financial institutions when selecting suppliers. To achieve this accreditation, Lawrie IP’s practice and systems were audited against FSQS requirements in the areas of: Information Security Management, Business Continuity, Financial, Insurance, Health & Safety, IT Security, Anti-Bribery, Recruitment, Operational Risks, Fraud, GDPR and the DPA, Responsible Business Governance, Environmental and Sustainability. This accreditation attests to Lawrie IP’s commitment to compliance and responsible business practices.
The Cyber Essentials scheme identifies some fundamental technical security controls that an organisation needs to have in place to help defend against Internet-borne threats. The Cyber Essentials accreditation certifies that Lawrie IP’s information and communications technology defences were assessed as satisfactory against commodity based cyber-attack.
Living Wage Employer
We believe that every employee is entitled to a fair salary. For this reason, Lawrie IP has committed to ensuring that all of our staff, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive at least the Living Wage, which is significantly higher than the national minimum wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate that is set independently and is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK.
Lawrie IP has signed up to the IP Inclusive Charter, which came into force in 2016. The IP Inclusive charter is backed by The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), The IP Federation (IP Fed), The UK association of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI-UP), and The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO).
By signing up to the IP Inclusive Charter, we have made a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP Profession.
Lawrie IP is highly ranked in Managing Intellectual Property (‘MIP’)’s 2020 IP Stars Firm rankings for both patent and trade mark prosecution work in Scotland.
MIP is an esteemed publisher in the IP industry, which has been researching and ranking IP firms since 1996. MIP conducts extensive research over a six month period to produce its IP Stars rankings. This research includes surveys, interviews, and independent research. Among the attributes assessed by MIP are: strength of the firm’s IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients, and track record. MIP aims to produce a list of professionals who are highly-regarded by their peers and clients for the work they do.
The IP Stars rankings are widely acknowledged as a list of leading IP firms so we are delighted to have achieved this recognition.
World Trademark Review
Lawrie IP has achieved a gold ranking in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020 (WTR 1000) rankings.
World Trademark Review annually conducts rigorous independent research to compile a list of leading trade mark practitioners throughout the world. Their research includes submissions from firms, case studies, and feedback from client referees and other professionals in the field.
WTR 1000 is widely recognised as a “go-to” resource for those seeking legal trade mark expertise so we are pleased to have obtained this ranking.
IAM Patent 1000
Lawrie IP is recognised as one the of the leading intellectual property firms in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020.
IAM annually conducts extensive independent research to identify outstanding patent firms and individuals throughout the world. In compiling their list of leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence and the level of work carried out are taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback.
IAM Patent 1000 is widely recognised as a “go-to” resource for those seeking world-class private practice patent expertise.