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Expertise comes from experience. Marlow IP is led by Graham Marlow who has over a twenty year track-record of successful recruitment in the IP sector.

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Graham Marlow, Director

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Zoe Marlow, Researcher

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Bob Boad, Associate Director

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Marlow IP's knowledge has come from fulfilling varied IP recruitment assignments for clients in both UK and European markets. These clients have included world-leading multinational companies across engineering, food, bio-sciences and healthcare. In addition Graham has been retained to recruit for patent and trade mark firms as well as major legal practices with specialist interests in patent and trade mark law.

"Experience has taught me to listen very hard; to become part of your client's team we make certain we spend time with department heads, partners and other team members to ensure we understand the company's culture from the outset."

Marlow IP is backed by an experienced team of IP researchers. Research typifies the Marlow IP approach.

In 2015 Bob Boad joined Marlow IP as Associate Director. Bob is the former global Head of Trade Marks at energy company BP where he built a highly respected in-house team, responsible for the full spectrum of brand protection, including anti-counterfeiting work.  He began his career with the pharmaceutical company Wellcome where he worked in the medical marketing team before moving to the legal team and qualifying as a trade mark attorney.
Bob’s professional experience also includes working as Chairman of one of the most innovative private practice firms in the IP field and serving as President of The Authentics Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation whose objective is to raise public awareness of the risks and issues associated with counterfeit products. His broad experience and contribution to the profession was recognised in 2003 with his election as a Fellow of ITMA.
He is a frequent speaker at IP conferences and has published many articles on trade mark law and brand protection issues.  In 1999 he co-edited ‘Co-branding: the science of alliance’ – the first book to make a detailed study of the subject.

Graham comments:

"We are not afraid to say no to candidates when we don't see them fitting into clients' companies. This openness is very much part of the culture of Marlow IP. It means that we only bring high calibre candidates that accurately match the client brief forward for interview. But don't just take our word for it, read some of the things our clients say about Marlow IP."

"Graham is the "go to" guy when it comes to IP recruitment matters, both in the UK and overseas. I have been lucky enough to have worked with him on many occasions during my time in the profession and Graham would be on any shortlist in the future when recruitment services are needed again by us. He is a most professional, personable, rigorous, talented and fun recruiter with deep insight into what potential employers and candidates are looking for - he knows IP professionals’ needs in depth."

Charles Clark, Global Head of IP for the Edwards Group Limited

"We have worked with Graham for a number of years and have always been impressed with the level of service he provides, his knowledge of the profession, and the quality of the people he has delivered. A number of the individuals sourced by Graham have been of such a high standard that they have now progressed to being Partners of the firm."

Paul Easton, Practice Director, Potter Clarkson LLP

"Graham's approach to recruitment is very much in line with what D Young & Co LLP needs; he understands the business, its culture and matches carefully the candidates to the right roles. As a result, the success rate is high and fits perfectly with the Firm's values."

Jennifer Mead, Chartered FCIPD, Human Resources Manager, D Young & Co LLP

"Marlow IP is an extremely professional and overall exemplary IP recruitment firm. Graham Marlow, who has a keen eye for detail, was able to match my profile and aspirations with the perfect opportunity. He understood exactly what my career aspirations were and identified those of my strengths which would best suit the needs of his clients. It was extremely useful for me to be on the receiving end of such a high quality service from a highly reputable, friendly and experienced recruitment specialist. Graham ensures the needs of both employers and employees are met - this makes the process smooth and efficient, the outcome one that all are comfortable and confident with. Zoe Marlow is extremely well organised and ensured that Graham and I were always up-to-date. Overall, I was offered a role that was more than what I sought, in such a time-efficient manner. I cannot thank Marlow IP enough, and am very grateful for their services. To top things off, I even received a gift to congratulate me for being a successful candidate. In a word, "Outstanding".

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"We have been impressed by his knowledge of the profession and the quality of people he delivered"

Paul Easton, Practice Director, Potter Clarkson

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