We are delighted to announce that Denis McCarthy celebrates his 40 year anniversary with M&D. It has been a great journey together and M&D looks forward to more years of his steady stewardship of our patents business.

A European and chartered patent attorney and trade mark attorney, Denis joined the firm in 1979 having graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc in manufacturing technology. He became a partner in 1987 and became the company secretary and a director following the incorporation of the business in 2010. Denis was appointed Executive Chairman in 2018.

In the IP profession, 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.

In the publication IAM 1000, listing “The World’s leading Patent Professionals 2016”, Denis is described as “a great practitioner and a safe pair of hands. He is great with clients and accessible and amenable. He is well respected in the profession and a formidable party to have up against you“.