Stephen is a qualified Irish, UK and European 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
  • Working as part of a winning team on a tender for a leading coding and printing technologies company
  • 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


“Capable and enthusiastic, Stephen is always a welcome addition to any client or project team. Having gained in-house experience early in his career, Stephen has an insightful approach to client work and a natural ability to build client rapport.”

Tracy Arch, Trade Mark Attorney and Partner, Barker Brettell.