Meet our Patent and Trade Mark Division

5 Minutes

(Left to Right - Clare, Lisa, Rachel, Tim, Catherine & Claire) 


Established in 2006, we are the leading name in Patent and Trade Mark recruitment. Acting for clients throughout the UK and Ireland, our experienced Consultants work with a huge variety of businesses, from Patent and Trade Mark practices to IP departments within law firms, boutique IP practices to In-House teams within innovative start-ups through to household name companies. 


Meet the team who can help you… 

Catherine French:

What can I do for you? 
Having joined Sacco Mann in 2002, I moved from our Legal Division to head up the Patent and Trade Mark Division in 2009. I now recruit for both private practices and industries across the UK and Ireland, at all levels from Trainees and Part-Qualified Attorneys, to Qualified Attorneys, Partners and IP Directors, frequently on an exclusive basis.

Who inspires you? 
I take inspiration from many different people in many different ways, including my colleagues and professional contacts, as well as anyone who finds a way to triumph over adversity. My greatest inspiration will always be my Dad, who taught me from an early age the importance of balancing hard work with regular exercise, having a healthy sense of humour and always considering others. 

Lisa Kelly: 

What can I do for you? 
As Associate Director, I have been with Sacco Mann since 2011 and recruit at all levels from Formalities Assistant through to Partner / 'Head of' level hires (both in-house and practice). I enjoy working closely with both candidates and clients to deliver a successful, appropriate result for all parties involved. 

How do you unwind?
Last year, I could have answered this with all sorts of interesting examples. I now have a 1 year old baby and so unwinding invariably involves red wine and attempting to catch up on some sleep! 

Tim Brown:

What can I do for you? 
I am a consultant within the Patent and Trade Mark division at Sacco Mann. I specialise in recruiting Patent and Trade Mark support candidates into both Private Practice and Industry across the Midlands and the South of the UK, with clients ranging from small high street Practices to multi-national businesses.  I am dedicated to building strong, long term relationships with both my clients and my candidates to ensure I am continually able to provide them with the most appropriate solutions for whatever their needs and / or ambitions are.

What’s your favourite film?

Clare Humphris: 

What can I do for you? 
I am a consultant and recruit Patent and Trade Mark professionals at both support and fee earner level. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, my clients offer a variety of different opportunities. I work hard listening to what is important to you, working with you to make your job transition as smooth as possible. 

What motivates you?
I love a good challenge. I feel really rewarded when I have worked hard to achieve my goals.


Rachel Molly:

What can I do for you? 
I work across two teams here at Sacco Mann – I split my time between our Patent and Trade Mark division where I work with Attorneys across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, from Part-Qualified level right up to Partners. I also work on our In-House team, helping Qualified Solicitors in the North East to move within industry. 

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Definitely my home in Ireland! Nothing compares to getting home for a couple of days. 

Claire Morgan: 

What can I do for you? 
I work with the Consultants across the PTMD, In-house, and Interim divisions as a Resourcer. No two days are the same, providing me with all the variety I need and giving me a great overview of the legal and IP sectors! Day to day my responsibilities involve registering new candidates, writing up new job instructions, and advertising them, as well as helping the team with absolutely anything they need both during the recruitment lifecycle and beyond via update calls. We like to stay in touch with candidates throughout their time with us, to ensure they’re as informed as possible, and happy with the service we’re providing.

What’s your favourite hobby?
I live in the beautiful Calder Valley and love walking up and down the hills with my friends whatever the weather!