Stephen is a qualified Irish and UK trade mark attorney, specialising in all areas of trade mark work including, but not limited to, full availability clearance searches, registrability advice, responding to Intellectual Property Office official actions/Provisional Refusals. Stephen also acts on behalf of clients in opposition, revocation and invalidation proceedings and has considerable experience relating to trade mark infringement and passing off matters.
This well rounded experience enables Stephen to provide legal advice with a real commercial approach and is adept at working to highly demanding time frames.
Stephen is also very willing to provide in-house support via secondment, irrespective of location, if the need for additional support arises.
- Obtaining a distinction in professional trade mark law and practice exams
- Being part of a large cease and desist project for a global automotive company
- Selected to represent the firm on secondment to a global automotive company
- Acting on behalf of a client in the successful appeal to the Appointed Person against decision of Hearing Officer under rule 38(6) TMR 2008 to refuse late admission of a Notice of Defence and Counterstatement due to client suffering depression. The odds were significantly against the client prior to Stephen’s involvement
“We’re really grateful to Stephen for his superb support and advice. As a small company, we really appreciated his personal approach and careful guidance throughout the whole legal process. Stephen dealt with a trademark dispute with professionalism and genuine care. He provided expert advice, giving us the confidence to liaise with a much larger corporation. It has been a pleasure working with Stephen and we were delighted with the outcome. Many thanks to Stephen and his team.” – Lance Corrigan, Owner at Magnificent Studios.
“Stephen has an obvious passion for trademarks and gives superb counsel whatever he is presented with” – World Trademark Review 2020