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Staff Profiles

Get to know the Ansons team a little better before you contact us.

Our Attorneys

Cherrie Stewart

Trade Mark Attorney

 

Cherrie is a UK, Irish and European Trade Mark Attorney and advises on all aspects of trade mark law, practise, protection and enforcement in the UK, Ireland, Europe and internationally.

 

Having obtained an honours degree from Sheffield University, Cherrie joined Ansons in 1998 and then qualified as a trade mark attorney in both the UK and Ireland.  She became manager of the Belfast office in 2009.

 

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).

 

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Norman MacLachlan

Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

 

Norman advises on all aspects of trade mark law, practice, protection and enforcement in the UK, Ireland, Europe and internationally.

 

Norman is a Past President of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in Ireland, a former council member and treasurer-general of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA) and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), and a member of other national and international associations of intellectual property practitioners, including FICPI, AIPPI and INTA.

 

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Denis McCarthy

European Patent and Design Attorney

 

Denis is one of our technology experts, specialising in engineering, materials science and computer technology.  He has considerable experience before the European Patent Office and the Boards of Appeal, including conducting oral proceedings at all levels of the European Patent Office.

 

Denis is a Past President of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, a council member of the European Patent Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and a member of FICPI, AIPPI, UNION and LES.

 

Peter MacLachlan

Trade Mark Attorney

 

Peter advises on all aspects of trade mark law, practice, protection and enforcement in the UK, Ireland, Europe and internationally and has a special interest in advising new and emerging start-up businesses on how best to protect their IP rights.

 

Peter is a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and a council member of ECTA.

 

Carla MacLachlan

Trade Mark Attorney

 

Carla advises on all aspects of trade mark law, practice, protection and enforcement in the UK, Ireland, Europe and internationally.

 

Having graduated from the Accountancy & Business College, Dublin, with a diploma in marketing, Carla qualified as a trade mark attorney in 1992.  She is a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.

 

Isabel Meenan

European Patent and Design Attorney

 

Isabel specialises in advising companies and individuals in obtaining and enforcing patents across varied technology sectors, especially pharmaceuticals, medical devices and mechanical engineering.  She also helps to identify, protect and exploit designs in the UK, Ireland and Europe, often providing strategic advice regarding the infringement and validity of patents and designs.  Her clients range from individual inventors through to start-ups, SMEs and large international and multinational corporations.

 

Isabel is a European Patent Attorney, Chartered Patent Attorney and a registered Irish Patent Attorney as well as an IP Litigator.  Before joining the firm in 2012, she worked in Oxford with a UK firm for several years, having completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, where she was also elected to Scholarship and awarded a 1st class honours degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in Chemistry).

 

Fluent in German, Isabel holds both the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel University and the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).  She is a member of the European Patent Institute and UNION-IP, a Fellow of CIPA and an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

 

 

Financial Controller

Paul Lynch 

 

Joined the firm in 2008, having gained many years of financial experience in the manufacturing, retail and printing industries. Graduated from UCD in 1993 with a BComm degree. Qualified as an accountant in 1997. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

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Fidelma Whelan

 

Fidelma joined the MacLachlan and Donaldson group of companies as Managing Director in September 2019.

 

Fidelma’s background encompasses multiple years as a management consultant in UK, Tanzania and Ireland working across multiple industries and projects, and most recently as Head of Finance and Operations at the DO School in Berlin.

 

Fidelma is a member of CIMA as a qualified management accountant and holds an MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

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