IP Recruitment

At Merlin Wright Associates we work closely with European IP departments to make sure they have the right expertise in their teams to help them grow.

We are highly regarded throughout the UK and Europe for IP, Patent and Trademark Attorney recruitment and have been trading internationally for more than 20 years.

Clients and candidates value our grasp of the market and we are proud to have client relationships spanning many years.

We are known for our attention to detail when placing candidates. You can read more about our methodology below.

The P.L.A.C.E. Method

Recruitment requires a commitment to process from both the client and the recruiter which is why we created the P.L.A.C.E. methodology.

With a limited pool of Attorneys in the market we need to develop an understanding of the major objectives of the role rather than just drawing up a “shopping” list of clients requirements.

MWA’s P.L.A.C.E. process is founded on the principles of Performance-based Hiring℠, and made unique with our extensive market knowledge, objective approach, our experienced research team and an alliance network of patent attorneys.

Placing the right people through understanding what actually needs to be done and not just a list of requirements.

Looking for the right attorney through recommendations, and our systematic research programme.

Approaching candidates discreetly to discuss career goals and objectives.

Choosing the person we believe is right based on career stretch and career growth.

Engaging in partnership with the client to ensure the right appointment is made and not with a ‘feeling’ but through our metrics approach.

We approach passive candidates discreetly to discuss career goals and objectives. Our evaluation of their immediate career stretch and potential for career growth are part of a metrics approach that has led to considerable successes in making the right appointments.