Mark Holah is 'an outstanding trade mark lawyer' with a forte for brand protection issues.

Mark is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice, based in London.

Mark is qualified as a solicitor in both the UK and Ireland and is also a chartered trade mark attorney. He has been advising clients on intellectual property issues since 1994. His practice focuses principally on brand protection issues, both contentious and non-contentious.

During his career, Mark has acted for clients in virtually every industry sector and he has been fortunate enough to work with many of the world’s most famous and iconic brands.

Mark is the co-author of "The European Union Trade Mark: A Practical Guide", published by Globe Law and Business in November 2016.

The legal directories have consistently ranked Mark as an expert. In addition he has been listed as a leading individual in the "Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners" and the International Who's Who of Trade Mark Lawyers.

Mark is a member of CITMA (the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) and INTA (the International Trademark Association) and currently sits on the INTA Bulletins Committee. He has spoken on branding issues at a wide range of conferences and events, including conferences organised by INTA and IPIC (the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada), and has lectured at the University of Cambridge as part of its Masters of Bioscience Enterprise. He was the first winner of the Adrian Spencer Award, given to the student with the highest mark in the ITMA finals law paper.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Holah garners glowing responses: “Mark is a big-picture commercial thinker who understands his clients’ objectives and budgetary needs. With his proven expertise, he is a huge asset to have on your side. He has excellent interpersonal skills and effortlessly adapts his approach appropriately depending on who in the business he is dealing with – an in-house paralegal, a general counsel or a member of senior management.”

    WTR 1000 2019
  2. Mark Holah, whose “keen commercial sense” sets him apart as a “top IP professional”. Flexing his “extensive knowledge of EU trademark law and jurisprudence” and razor-sharp skills on important and extensive re-branding initiatives, he is one of the main attractions within a buzzing brand protection practice.

    WTR 1000 2018
  3. A "seasoned brand protection lawyer" noted for his ability to maintain "good client relationships."

    Chambers UK 2018