Stephen has been a qualified trade mark attorney since 1981 and joined Wildbore & Gibbons LLP in 1993.

Prior to joining Wildbore & Gibbons LLP, Stephen gained valuable industry experience with Turner & Newall and Thorn EMI. He moved into private practice in 1983.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (FCITMA). He has degrees in English (Oxford, 1977) and Law, including an LL.M in European Union Commercial Law (Leicester, 2001).

Stephen is a European Trade Mark Attorney and is currently an examiner for the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice at Nottingham Law School. He recently completed a 4 year term on the  Harmonization Committee of the International Trademarks Association (INTA)

Stephen is an accredited Trade Mark & Design Litigator with a right of audience in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the right to conduct litigation in the High Court.