Neil has a background in Engineering having chanced upon the IP profession after completing an Engineering degree at the University of Strathclyde. He initially completed his training with a well-known Glasgow based firm. That was more than 35 years ago and Neil has gathered a wealth of experience in the IP field in that time. He has advised clients from private individuals, new start businesses and SMEs through to multi national organisations across a range of industries and the broad spectrum of their IP needs.
Being a dual qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorney lets Neil see the big picture for his clients and he provides pragmatic, sensible advice in a plain speaking style. Having himself helped set up, run and subsequently sold a successful private practice IP firm, Neil is well qualified to understand the challenges facing entrepreneurs and businesses today and how IP fits within that.
Having exited his previous business following its sale to a major competitor Neil joined HGF in 2008 shortly after the opening of HGF’s first Scottish office in Glasgow. Since then he has played a significant role in seeing HGF’s Scottish presence grow from small beginnings in a one room Glasgow office to having a major presence in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh with an expanding team now comprising more than 20 attorneys and a growing support team. Neil looks forward to assisting your business make the most of their IP assets.
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Consultant Neil McKechnie is “both personable and a great communicator”. “He is able to explain issues in a straightforward way, and provides level-headed, pragmatic advice at a transparent fee.”
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HGF is sponsoring WIPR Trademarks Live conference 2021 with Partner Lee Curtis speaking on 8th June. WIPR Trademarks Live is designed to provide critical and timely insights from leading trademark …Event details
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