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Lawrie IP branches out into craft beer with Lawrie IPA



Lawrie IP, an independent Scottish firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, has branched out into craft beer as it unveils plans to boost its workforce and turnover.

The Glasgow-headquartered firm founded by Donald Lawrie in 2010 has brewed a Blood Orange IPA called Without Prejudice to illustrate the importance of IP to the food and drink industry.

It also aims to boost its turnover by 150 per cent and double its number of employees over the next five years.

With eight years Lawrie IP has gone from just Lawrie himself to 17 employees with a turnover approaching £2 million.

Now it aims to grow its team to more than 30 by 2023 at the same time as more than doubling its turnover to £5m.

Donald Lawrie said a challenge for the IP industry in Scotland is a shortage of qualified people.

He said: “One of the biggest issues for our industry is recruitment. There are fewer than 30 Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys and only around 100 Chartered Patent Attorneys in active practice in Scotland. We’ll be looking to attract qualified professionals to Scotland as well as taking on trainees.

“As well as continuing to expand our client base in Scotland, we aim to grow our business throughout the UK and overseas. We have shown that we have the ability to expand quickly since we launched in 2010 and I’m confident the business has the potential to achieve our ambitious growth plans.

“We pride ourselves on giving clear, accessible and, most importantly, useful IP advice to all our clients. This will remain our philosophy as we grow.”

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Lawrie IP is delivering a master class workshop on the value of protecting IP for new businesses at the Startup Summit at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 31 October.

It will also be exhibiting its craft beer at the upcoming Scotland Food and Drink AGM in November.



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