International recruiter Merlin Wright Associates (MWA), a specialist in recruiting intellectual property professionals for European and global businesses, has acquired IP recruitment firm Marlow IP in a deal that will complement MWA’s global growth plans.
Marlow IP will retain its current name and branding as it becomes part of the MWA group.
Kieron Wright, founder and managing director of MWA, said the move would strengthen the group’s activities globally.
He said: “We have worked closely with Marlow IP for a number of years and formalising our partnership will enable us to offer our highly tailored and specialised recruitment service to more European companies who are looking to hire experts in patents, IP and trademarks.”
“The move comes at a time when our activity in Europe is increasing and demand for our services is coming from further afield, including South Korea and China.”
Kieron said that MWA’s growth plans would involve expanding its UK based team before the end of the year by creating two new roles in its research team in addition to the acquisition of Marlow IP.
MWA is a leading Patent and Trademark Attorney recruiter operating throughout the Europe, Asia and the US with offices in Leeds, Paris and London. In the past decade the company has helped more than 100 international businesses source the right IP talent for innovation and growth, from SMEs to multinationals.
Graham Marlow, of Marlow IP, said: “MWA has a superb reputation in Europe and is trusted by some of the biggest industry names to find the expertise they need to stay ahead of the competition.
“We are delighted that our European clients will be served by such a proactive and knowledgeable team and we are looking forward to working with MWA to ensure a smooth transition.”