Isle of Man: Appleby Partner's Intellectual Property Specialist Accreditation Renewed
Last Updated: 7 September 2017

Claire Milne WS, has been re-accredited as a specialist in intellectual property (IP) law by the Law Society of Scotland

Claire, a member of the Corporate department in the Isle of Man and Island Team Leader of the Intellectual Property and Science & Technology teams, has held the prestigious endorsement since 2002, recognising her experience and expertise in IP law.

The accreditation must be renewed every five years and is subject to rigorous scrutiny by a dedicated panel of other specialist intellectual property lawyers. Applicants must demonstrate and evidence a high level of knowledge and experience in the area and a broad spectrum of work in the IP field. The panel considers the complexity of the work undertaken, knowledge sharing, leadership and innovative thinking before awarding accreditation.

Claire said: "I am delighted to have been accredited again. IP law is a highly specialised and rapidly developing field which requires ongoing professional development as well as focused research and application. When seeking accreditation, the panel scrutinises your work, knowledge and approach so you can be sure, if your application is successful, that you are attaining the highest professional standards in the specialism."

Claire has more than 20 years of experience in contentious and non-contentious IP rights and has dealt with all aspects of commercialisation of IP rights for businesses ranging from start-ups and university spin-outs to large multi-national pharmaceutical companies. She has also worked on major bespoke software and hardware development projects, especially for the financial services and gaming sectors.

Claire co-authored the first book on IP for Scottish lawyers in 2004, has lectured at the University of Stirling and the University of Dundee and was one of the founding contributors to the University of Edinburgh's Distance Learning LLM Programme. Her other specialisms include data protection, online gambling and e-business companies.

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