Welcome to Capella IP   

Capella IP is a vibrant patent and design attorney practice based in Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland.

We develop clear Intellectual Property strategies to put businesses in a stronger market position.

We empower innovators to use IP with skill and understanding to drive results.

Dr Kate Macdonald, Director, Capella IP

  • Intellectual Property is a business tool, like any other. It can open doors.

  • We offer an efficient and cost-effective service to Foreign Associates.

  • Patents, Utility Models, Registered Trade Marks, Registered Designs, and more.

Kate and the team at Capella IP have been superb at covering all our patent and IP protection needs. With their instant support and incredibly diligent attention to detail, I can't see how anyone could do the job better. Henry Blake, Munro Sawmills Ltd

How We Work

Discovery: We offer a free initial consultation to learn about your ideas, plans and business model(s), and explore how we can assist you. We will discuss a potential strategy outline and cost estimates.

Resources: We then follow up with helpful resources whilst you think about how you would like to move forward.

Welcome: Once ready to work together, we complete our client welcome process and then meet to develop a detailed IP strategy.

Delivery: We deliver the agreed strategy, whether a patent application, an IP Audit, a registered design or a package of rights, checking in with you at all stages and answering any questions.

Review: As your business grows and develops, we review your IP strategy to ensure it continues to deliver the results you need.


It is an adventure taking ideas to market and we support you along the way with timely, practical, expert knowledge and advice.

Please get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation.


International Services for Foreign Attorneys

We represent clients before the EPO. We offer an efficient and cost-effective service. Flexibility is built in.

We can provide:

  • a transaction-only service
  • a full advisory service
  • a mixture of both.

When you contact us, we will respond within two working days, often sooner.

Working with us you get solid experience, personalised attention and great value. 

We focus on managing cost whilst achieving your clients’ commercial aims. Working across time zones and cultures is our bread and butter.

For more information please see the page on our International Services.


UK Patent Attorneys and the Unified Patent Court

Explained: How to Protect Inventions Abroad with WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty

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  • Office & Correspondence Address: Suite 4 Nexus, Solasta House, 8b Inverness Campus, Inverness , IV2 5NA Scotland
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1463 225749



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