Mary Bleahene

Trade Marks

Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales; European Trade Mark Attorney; Registered United Kingdom Trade Mark Attorney; Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (UCG); MSC Intellectual Property Law Management (Queen Mary & Westfield College, London)

Mary’s practice focuses on Irish, European and international trade mark matters. With more than 20 years experience in trade mark law and practice, Mary advises Irish and overseas clients on the selection, clearance, acquisition, exploitation and defence of trade mark and related rights, including design rights and domain names.

Mary is an active member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA), and currently serves as a committee member of INTA Public Information Committee.  Mary has authored many articles about Irish and European trade mark law and practice for the INTA Bulletin, and also contributes to INTA’s online publication “Country Guides”, in relation to Ireland. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland, as well as being a committee member of LES (Licensing Executives Society) Ireland, and a member of the Education Committee of APTMA (Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys) of Ireland.

Mary is currently listed as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in WTR 1000, describing her world view and background in electronic engineering as a valued asset to the team. She was also recently noted as being “ahead of the pack” in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 Handbook.

Mary is based in our Dublin office.



26 November 2018 – Trade Mark Portfolio Management – Part 1: Creating Protectable Brand Names

21 April 2016 – Surnames as Trade Marks under the EUTM Regulation 

19 January 2016 – EU General Court Provides Insight on Protection Afforded to Descriptive Marks

2 December 2015 – A Diamond is Forever: but is your slogan?

18 November 2015 – It’s Now Official: CTM Registration for Descriptive Logos is Uphill Struggle