Gordon MacRae & Co Ltd

A specialist legal consultancy that provides advice and assistance on: intellectual property matters (including patents, copyright, trade marks and design rights); commercial matters; data protection and corporate matters.

GMC provides top quality commercially minded advice and assistance on intellectual property, commercial, data protection, and corporate matters in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging technology and its experience.

Who We Are.

Gordon MacRae & Co Ltd  (“GMC”) is a solicitor’s consultancy, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  GMC specialises in provision of legal advice on Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Commercial and Corporate matters.

The Company provides top quality legal advice to its clients on intellectual property, data protection, commercial and corporate matters. This is achieved at the most economic possible cost by leveraging technology and experience.

What We Do.

We offer a range of services, including

Patent Services

Gordon MacRae & Co can provide advice and assistance with all post grant patent matters such as infringement matters or the licensing or sale of patents and, where patent protection is being sought, can assist with the selection of a firm of patent attorneys to carry out the patent application work.

Trademark Services
Gordon MacRae & Co can provide the full range of trademark advice and services from handling an initial trademark application through to dealing with trademark infringement matters, or the licensing or sale of registered or unregistered trademarks. Brand management is an increasingly important aspect of business on which Gordon MacRae & Co can advise and assist its clients.
Copyright Advice

Copyright protection can arise in relation to a wide range of products and services. It is a complex area of law and as with all areas of commercial ad intellectual property law it is recommended that specialist advice is sought at the earliest possible time. Gordon MacRae & Co is able to bring extensive knowledge and experience to bear in advising on any copyright matter such as: copyright protection, licences, assignations or assignments and copyright infringement issues.

Data Protection Services

Data Protection advice including: general data protection advice; data protection policy advice; review and revisal of contract terms on data protection; corporate data protection matters and cross-border data protection advice.

Commercial Contracts and E-commerce Services

Gordon MacRae & Co are interested in ensuring that its clients gain as much protection and risk reduction as possible. This is achieved by the provision of intellectual property, commercial and contract services that enable the client to commercialise their intellectual property in an optimal and appropriate way whilst ensuring that their key commercial agreements are sufficiently well documented with soundly concluded commercial contracts and any other commercial documentation required. We can advise on and assist with all types of commercial contracts. Typical examples include: patent and trademark assignations, assignments or licences; agency, supply and distributorship contracts; supply of goods and services terms and conditions; software and website development and licensing contracts; university spinout agreements; collaboration and commercialisation agreements; outsourcing agreements and franchising agreements.

Corporate Services
Corporate advice on: the formation of companies, the settlement of shareholders’ agreements and the acquisition or sale of companies and due diligence services for sales or acquisitions in particular for companies dealing with or holding intellectual property.

Intellectual Property.

Protection of invention and creative endeavour.

Intellectual property covers the full range of types of rights and obligations that can be used to protect all sorts of creative endeavour. The main rights include: patents, copyright, design rights, registered design rights, trademarks and a host of more specific rights such as topography rights and plant breeder’s rights.


Good management and governance of businesses is a key component of business success.

Corporate matters include subjects such as: the formation and management of companies, the settlement of shareholders’ agreements and the acquisition or sale of companies.


The negotiation and appropriate documentation of business transactions is a key element of the success of business deals.

Commercial work generally and commercial contract work in particular is an important area of law that affects all businesses. It is an area of particular significance to any business that has intellectual property due to the positive or adverse effects agreements may have on the existence of and the ability to exploit the relevant intellectual property right.

Gordon MacRae & Co can bring extensive and high value commercial contract negotiation experience to bear in advising and assisting its clients with commercial matters and the settlement of commercial agreements with suppliers, customers, bankers or any other third parties.