Experienced Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys & Solicitors with real world IP knowledge

Andrew Clay

Intellectual Property Solicitor

Andrew has over 30 years extensive experience managing IP disputes and helping businesses commercialise their IP rights. Throughout his career he has taken disputes relating to all types of IP rights to trial and negotiated hundreds of IP licences and agreements.

Andrew trained at a top global law firm before leading the UK & International IP Group at another prominent firm. He is a Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal, an Editor of the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act and lectures widely on IP rights.

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Andrew says

“Although getting the right advice about IP issues is of critical importance to many businesses it can be surprisingly difficult to find good advice at a reasonable price. Sonder & Clay meets that need. All our team are senior professionals with decades of experience who you won’t be paying to learn on your job. Nor will you fund a swanky city centre office, layers of management or training juniors. Seasoned advisors at sensible prices. It’s that simple.”

Outside of work Andrew is a keen cyclist, reader of popular science books, lover of film and cinema and husband and father to two amazing children.

My Expertise

IP Disputes

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IP Exploitation

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IP Infringement

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IP Licensing

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3 Common IP Mistakes by Andrew Clay

Benefit from Andrew’s 30+ years in IP law, in this video he explains which mistakes to avoid and why.

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What our clients say


“Sonder IP look after our UK, European and International IP and Trade marks from an internal perspective, ensuring we are not infringing on others, and vice versa, protecting us. They consistently deliver exactly what we want, in a friendly, uncomplicated and efficient way.”


“We were thrilled with the service – Sonder drafted everything for us, submitted the forms and identified possible issues to look out for. They completed the whole process for us and explained each step in simple to understand language. I would (and do!) thoroughly recommend them for Trade Marks and other IP services.”

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