The Annual Dinner of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys APTMA took place on May 22 2015, at the Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan, Dublin, and was well attended not only by the local profession but also by dignitaries from the Patents Office and IP professionals in the United Kingdom.

MacLachlan & Donaldson received two prestigious awards during the evening. Denis McCarthy, one of our Directors, was presented with the “The Honorary Member’s Plate” in recognition of the work he has carried out for the Association and for his “outstanding contribution to the IP Profession in Ireland”. Isabel Meenan from our Belfast office won the “Gearoid O’Sullivan Memorial Award” for the highest mark achieved in a Patent exam paper in the last two years.

A great night all round for MacLachlan & Donaldson.